Union bosses seek to uphold discriminatory system in awarding public contracts
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Cincinnati, OH – Staff attorneys from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation have filed a brief in support of a Michigan law prohibiting state and local government agencies from imposing so-called “project labor agreements” (PLAs) that require unionized workers for public projects.Foundation staff attorneys filed the amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit located in Cincinnati. Continue reading →
Requiring overtime for in-home caregivers will have detrimental effects, says NFIB
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Federation of Independent Business(NFIB), the nation’s leading small-business association, submitted comments today to the U.S. Department of Labor warning of the potentially crushing effects of a proposed rule requiring overtime for home health care workers. The new rule would reduce the availability of in-home care while having no positive impact on workers’ wages. Continue reading →
Seattle-area case highlights need for state Right to Work law
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Seattle, WA – An employee at a private, non-profit public defense law firm has filed federal unfair labor practice charges against a Seattle-area union for violating her rights.
With free legal assistance from National Right to Work Foundation attorneys, Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons employee Stephanie Kalfayan filed the charges Friday with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Continue reading →
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys provide free legal aid to workers defending law that ends union boss forced dues powers
Mark Mix, Pres., National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. Image credit: NRTW
Hammond, IN– In response to union bosses’ federal lawsuit against Indiana’s popular Right to Work law, a group of Indiana workers from across the state are filing an amicus brief in support of their newly-enacted Right to Work freedoms.
With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, the four workers – David Bercot, a certified wastewater operator for ITR Concession Company which services Indiana toll road rest stops in the Fort Wayne-area; Joel Tibbetts, a Minteq International assistant manager in Valparaiso; Douglas Richards, an employee with Goshen-based Cequent Towing Products; and Larry Getts, a Dana Holding Corporation tube press technician in Albion – all joined in the brief defending the law. Continue reading →
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement on the February job numbers, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The survey was conducted in February and reflects the responses of 642 randomly- Continue reading →
U.S. Corporations Need to Be Competitive at Home and Abroad
Tax Foundation president Scott Hodge. Via Tax Foundation
Washington, DC, February 21, 2012—Raising taxes on U.S. corporations with operations abroad will not help create jobs, but will only succeed in making American companies less competitive overall which means fewer jobs at home, according to the Tax Foundation.
“Prominent politicians, including President Obama, have suggested that companies that ‘ship jobs overseas’ should be subjected to higher corporate tax rates, but that characterization fundamentally misstates how the modern business world functions,” said Tax Foundation president Continue reading →
In a newly released video ”Sam’s Big Government Backpack”, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) provides a brief overview of significant government induced burdens which are making it harder for Americans to find jobs and more difficult for small businesses to succeed, let alone start-up.
Senator DeMint notes that “when big government puts too many burdens on America’s economy, it forces jobs and investment overseas instead of here at home. It also makes it harder for middle class small business owners Continue reading →
Dr. William C. Dunkelberg, Chief economist for NFIB. Photo credit: Temple University
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement on the January job numbers released today, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. The survey was conducted in January and reflects the responses of 2,155 randomly-sampled NFIB members:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced a drop in the unemployment rate this morning. Unfortunately, few of these jobs are being created on Main Street.
For small employers, the net change in employment per firm (seasonally adjusted) Continue reading →
A new report finds that the trend of raising the minimum may create an economic backlash on the 16- to 24-year old age group that has now reached its highest unemployment rate on record. Eight states raised their minimum wage on January 1st.
“A recession is the worst time to raise minimum wages,” said National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) Senior Fellow Pam Villarreal. “It’s pricing many young workers right out of the market.”
House Speaker Brian Bosma and Rep. Jerry Torr sign House Bill 1001, Employee's Right to Work. Credit: IN House Republicans
INDIANAPOLIS, IN —– After over 40 hours of testimony, debate, and discussion over the past year House Bill (HB) 1001, Employee’s Right to Work passed the Indiana House of Representatives last week and Wednesday passed the State Senate. The final step was Governor Mitch Daniels signing the bill into law. HB 1001 will now make Indiana the nation’s 23rd Right to Work state, and the first state in the industrial Midwest to become a Continue reading →