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THE RIGHT TO WORK LAW

On the surface the so called right to work law sounds like a good thing doesn’t it? Kinda makes people feel empowered as though there is an effort to keep them from working. 757 more words

Today’s News and Commentary — September 14, 2016

The U.S. Census Bureau has good news for Americans: household incomes increased in the largest annual surge ever recorded (5.2%) in 2015. The average household income now stands at $56,516 and is up for the first time since 2007. 224 more words

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The Politics of Preemption and Local Labor Laws: From Minimum Wage to “Right to Work”

Increasingly frustrated by their inability to affect employment law at the federal and state level, progressive advocates have turned their attention to local government.  At this level, they have been able to enact ordinances to raise the minimum wage, guarantee paid sick day laws, and even protect LBGT rights in the workplace — proposals, which have all failed at the federal level.  1,011 more words

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Today’s News & Commentary — April 26, 2016

Once a friend of the United Auto Workers, Volkwagen has truly become a foe.  The New York Times reports that yesterday “Volkswagen announced that it would go to federal court to appeal a recent victory by the U.A.W.   285 more words

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Legislating from the Bench: Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Right-to-Work Law 

Right-to-work laws prohibit businesses and unions from reaching agreements that require all workers, not just union members, to pay union dues. Twenty-four other states have such laws. 307 more words

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USA Today Men's College Basketball Coaches Poll – February 22, 2016

The USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Men’s College Basketball poll, with number of first-place votes and record, total points and previous ranking:

Records through Sun Feb 21, 2016… 355 more words

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Weekend News & Commentary — February 20-21, 2016

As expected, West Virginia passed legislation making it the nation’s 26th right-to-work state.  Writing for The Washington Post, Lydia DePillis explains how one of the nation’s historic bastions of labor rights turned against unions in the context of a struggling economy.   253 more words

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