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 →
Union lawyers seek to shut workers out of the proceedings
Hammond, IN – A group of Indiana workers from across the state filed a motion this week for leave to file an amicusbrief in federal court in support of their newly-enacted Right to Work freedoms Continue reading →
Right to Work Foundation attorneys challenge union hierarchy for violating employees’ constitutional rights
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Anchorage, AK – Two Alaska State Troopers have filed a federal lawsuit against a local union and the Department of Public Safety for violating their rights. Patrick Johnson and Robin Benning filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska in Anchorage with free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation.
Both Johnson and Benning resigned from formal union membership in the Public Safety Employees Association (PSEA) union, an affiliate of the American Federation of 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 →
National Right to Work Foundation fights Labor Board’s decision to promote monopoly unionism in virtually every workplace in America
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Washington, D.C. – A federal judge has upheld the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) power to enforce its controversial new rule requiring virtually every employer in the country to post biased information about employee rights online and in the workplace, even if they’ve never committed a violation or been accused of unfair labor practices.
The judge ruled that, if an employer fails to post the notice, it can be found to have committed an unfair labor practice and Continue reading →
Right to Work Foundation attorneys continue federal class-action lawsuit against union officials to recover millions in illegally confiscated dues
Cincinnati, OH – With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, five Michigan home-based childcare providers have filed a federal appeal to win back forced union dues taken from tens of thousands of providers in the state. Continue reading →
New rule would allow union bosses to ambush workers into forced-dues-paying union ranks
NLRB members (l-r)Craig Becker, Mark Pearce, Brian Hayes
Washington, D.C.– The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced new guidelines that give union organizers the upper hand over independent-minded employees in representation elections which will be implemented on April 30, 2012.
The new rules dictating how union organizing elections are conducted are designed to dramatically shorten the Continue reading →
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Washington, DC –National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) documents show that workers who had intervened in the Board’s high-profile case against Boeing were instead shut out of the entire process by which the case ended with Boeing agreeing to locate production of its 737 MAX plane in forced-dues Washington State.
With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, North Charleston Boeing employees Dennis Murray, Cynthia Continue reading →
Karen Harned, executive director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today filed a lawsuit challenging a punitive new rule issued two weeks ago by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The “Notice Posting Rule” requires private-sector employers to post a notice in their business informing employees of their right to unionize; failure to do so will constitute an independent “unfair labor practice” that subjects businesses to increased scrutiny, likelihood of investigation and an indefinite expansion of the statute of limitations for filing any other unfair labor practice charge. Continue reading →