Sen. David Vitter and other Republican lawmakers have introduced a “National Right to Work” bill that will protect employees from discriminatory practices in the workplace and guard against forced unionization. Studies show that “Right to Work” states outperform the more unionized areas of the country.
Public sector unions are boosting taxpayer costs in Louisiana just as they are in other states. The demonstrations in Wisconsin, New Jersey and Ohio relate back to a fundamental change in the composition of organized labor. For the first time in American history, more union workers are employed by the government than the private sector.
“Not only do public-sector unions hamper the effectiveness of government and the efficiency of business, they impede the ability of elected leaders to enact sound reforms.”
Kate Martin, of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, examines why unemployment has remained so high for more than two years. She believes a stable economic and political environment, rather than deficit spending, would foster job growth through greater employer confidence and certainty.
As long as this vicious cycle is in place, unions will continue to receive favorable legislation which rewards a few while harming many.
It does not take an economist to explain how union and bureaucrat-backed pension plans are killing California.
By Kevin Mooney
2010 voters have more faith and confidence in business owners to recharge the economy than they do in the leadership of organized labor, according to a survey from Public Opinion Strategies.
Situation is dire, but options are available
By Daniel M. Rothschild
A panel of leading academic experts and policy makers issued a warning to states last week: your unfunded pension liabilities are larger than you think, and they must be addressed now.
Louisiana’s “inexplicable” failure to make top 12 raises questions about Obama administration’s commitment to reform Louisiana’s education leaders are wondering what more they can do to outperform other states in terms of reform. Louisiana failed to receive any funds in the federal “Race to the Top” program, and the lack of correlation between successful reform…
The President has been busy catering to his union allies, even to the point of soliciting them for funding to keep Democrats in office in upcoming elections. As part of his appeal to unions for political and material support, the President promised reinvigorated efforts to muscle into law the “Employee Free Choice Act,” commonly known as the Card Check bill. This promise comes even after the bill was left for dead by a Democratic-majority Congress. The fact that the President is attempting to revive this piece of law demonstrates how transparent his labor agenda is.