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Right to Work Laws

Scott Walker Asks GOP Legislators To Hold Off On Right-To-Work Legislation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker responded Wednesday to reports that GOP legislators would pursue right-to-work legislation in the new year by...

Samantha Lachman

New Right To Work Bill Could Blow Up Wisconsin Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican state legislator in Wisconsin said Tuesday that he planned to introduce a right-to-work bill. The legislation could be the ...

Court Upholds Indiana's Right-To-Work Law

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The validity of an Indiana state law that bars companies from requiring workers to joi...

Labor's Day Remembered

Harlan Green | Posted 11.02.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

We celebrate another Labor Day, a national holiday, and how do we remember it? I would like to remember it as some other developed countries celebrate it.

Why Right-to-Work Is Not Pro-Worker

Ben Townsend | Posted 07.03.2013 | Detroit
Ben Townsend

Here are some thoughts on recent changes to union laws in Michigan, the historic home of the American labor movement.

Jason Linkins

Right To Work, But No Right To Shoot

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

In the wake of the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., there has been much renewed attention to the notion that ...

The Brutal History Behind 'Right To Work' Laws

www.nsfwcorp.com | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

Once you meet a few of these cretins -- specifically, Vance Muse, the Karl Rove-meets-David Duke brains behind the whole "Right-to-Work" movement whom...

Conservative Groups Vow To Push ‘Right To Work’ Laws In Other States

The Washington Post | Felicia Sonmez and David A. Fahrenthold | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

The conservative groups that supported Michigan’s new “right to work” law — winning a stunning victory over unions, even in the heart of Ameri...

Amanda Terkel

Michigan Governor Signs Controversial Anti-Union Bills Into Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Rick Snyder (R) officially made Michigan a "right-to-work" state on Tuesday, signing into law two bills that significantly diminish...

Freedom's Just Another Word

Dave Helfert | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Dave Helfert

America is on the verge of losing something very important in Michigan and it isn't getting nearly enough attention, probably because it's just one more act in a long-running drama.

'This Bill Is Going To Affect Every Single Person In Michigan': Readers Weigh In On Right-To-Work

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, the Michigan state legislature approved a controversial bill that labor advocates say would hamstring union workers. Now that the bill has...

26,000 Students Miss School As Teachers Stage 'Sick Out' To Join Labor Protest

Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

Several Michigan school districts are closed Tuesday as teachers called in sick or took a vacation day to protest proposed right-to-work legislation t...

Why 'Right To Work' Laws Hurt LGBT Equality

Brian Stone | Posted 12.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

If "right to work" legislation is passed in Michigan, conservatives are sure to use homophobia as a tool to weaken unions and hurt the middle class and the LGBT rights movement all at the same time. The real price will be paid in the health and safety of our workers, and in rising inequality.

Governor: 'Right-To-Work' Legislation Now 'On The Agenda'

Posted 12.05.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has stated "right-to-work" legislation is now "on the agenda," a surprising change of course for a politician who has in...

The Republican Crusade Against Regulation: A "Holy War" Against Workers and Consumers?

David Coates | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
David Coates

In the standard trilogy of core commitments currently being made by Republican presidential candidates, the cutting of taxes and the pruning of government is invariably accompanied by the promise to deregulate business -- and indeed to re-regulate labor.

Tensions Over Controversial Union Bill Ease In Indiana

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Growing tension among defiant House Democrats facing stiff fines and sparse resources threatens to disrupt a no-show effort aimed...