Workers asked court to uphold reform measure protecting most Badger State public workers from forced unionism
WI Governor Scott Walker. Photo: Megan McCormick
Chicago, IL – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday upheld all of Governor Scott Walker’s public-sector unionism reform measures, also known as “Act 10.”
With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation and the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, three Wisconsin public Continue reading
Right to Work Foundation attorneys challenge union hierarchy for violating employee’s constitutional rights
San Francisco, CA – An Alameda County East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) employee has filed a federal lawsuit against a local union and the public agency for violating his rights.
James C. Hankins filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco with free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation (NRTW). Continue reading
Worker refused to abandon job during highly publicized strike but Verizon management continues to illegally divert union dues from her paycheck
Newport News, VA – In the wake of last year’s Communications Workers of America (CWA) union boss-instigated strike that grabbed national headlines, a Newport News, Virginia Verizon (NYSE: VZ) worker has filed a federal lawsuit against the company and a local union for violating her rights. Continue reading
Union officials threaten workers with termination for exercising legally protected right to refrain from full-dues-paying union membership
Portland, Oregon – With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, a former school bus driver has won a settlement from local union officials who violated his and his coworkers’ right to refrain from full-dues-paying union membership. Continue reading
Union organizers enter into corrupt agreement with hospital to force healthcare workers into union ranks using coercive card check tactics
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Orange, California – A healthcare worker has filed federal charges against a major healthcare union and hospital officials for illegally rigging a union organizing “vote” and then forcing workers to accept an unwanted union in the workplace.
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Union officials demand worker be fired for exercising Constitutionally protected right to refrain from full-dues-paying union membership
Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN. Photo: Wikipedia
Saint Paul, Minnesota – A Regions Hospital switchboard operator filed a federal charge against a local union for threatening to fire her for exercising her right to refrain from full-dues-paying union membership.
With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, Rebecca Holt recently filed the charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Continue reading
Law prevents union officials from extracting union dues from workers as a condition of employment
Washington, D.C. – The National Right to Work Foundation announced Thursday that it is launching a legal task force aimed at protecting Indiana’s newly-enacted Right to Work law (see related article about passage of the law here).
Union officials publicly floated the idea of challenging the law in Indiana’s courts before Continue reading
Teamster union hierarchy continues three-year-long campaign of harassment and intimidation
Los Angeles, CA – With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, two Los Angeles Times newspaper printing press operators have filed federal charges against a local Teamster union for violating their rights.
Leon Carey, Jr. and James Clayton filed the charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last Wednesday. Continue reading
Workers ask court to uphold reform measure protecting most Badger State public workers from forced unionism
Madison, WI – With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation and the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, two Wisconsin public employees have filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in favor of Scott Walker’s government-sector monopoly bargaining reform. The reform protects the Right to Work for most Wisconsin public workers and bans Continue reading
Court to review Ninth Circuit decision requiring California state employees to contribute to union political fund
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, January 10, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a class-action lawsuit initiated by eight California civil servants against the Service Employees International Union Local 1000, a state affiliate of the SEIU. Continue reading