labor unions (page 4)

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    Workers seek refunds from unions

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon reports on workers’ response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. In 2018, Mark Janus convinced the Supreme Court that mandatory government union dues violate the First Amendment. Now he wants his money back. After his triumph at the High Court,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2020
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    The Ramifications of Rejecting Right-to-Work

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders wrote a research brief on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The legislation has passed the United States House and would mark a serious turn in the association rights of workers – particularly in right-to-work states such as North Carolina. The bill is…
    Brenee Goforth, March 3, 2020
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    Guze Comments on JLF Amicus Brief for Workers’ Rights Court Case

    This week, the John Locke Foundation, along with 12 other American policy groups, submitted a joint amicus brief in support of The Buckeye Institute’s case Reisman v. Associated Faculties of the University of Maine (AFUM). The groups joining the Locke Foundation to file the brief include Americans for Tax Reform, the…
    Brenee Goforth, February 7, 2020
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    “Frankenstein-esque” Bill Could End Right-to-Work

    The U.S. House bill, “Protecting the Right to Organize Act” (PRO Act), has attracted a lot of media attention lately – and for good reason. If passed, this pro-union bill would nullify 28 states’ right-to-work laws. Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis writes: The worst thing about the legislation is it…
    Brenee Goforth, February 7, 2020
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    “I’d say the strike is probably coming. It’s just a matter of time.”

    The comment in the title is from Dominique Beaudry, a social studies teacher at Jordan High School, who was interviewed by WUNC to discuss the education budget stalemate.  I wouldn’t consider the story balanced, given that they did not speak to any teachers that question Cooper’s decision to veto…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2019
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    NCAE super friend warns of “more frequent and more disruptive” teacher protests

    In an article published on the N.C. Policy Watch website, a policy analyst with the N.C. Justice Center and N.C. Association of Educators super friend warns, These budget proposals are a slap in the face those who came out on May 1, filling the streets of Raleigh to demand more adequate…
    Terry Stoops, June 21, 2019
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    NCAE warns state legislators about…November?

    There are no statewide or legislative elections in November, so the NCAE must have something else in mind.                       Is the NCAE planning a November walkout? Do they plan to play a role in school board,…
    Terry Stoops, June 21, 2019
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    Red4EdNC leader: Group wants “true union organizing”

    A teacher group on Facebook recently featured a thread about the desire of some teachers to conduct an (illegal) strike in North Carolina.  Apparently, they are inspired by the union representing Los Angeles Unified School District teachers, who are threatening to strike. Leesville Road High School teacher Angela Scioli (who was…
    Terry Stoops, December 18, 2018