Free association: non-union teacher options amid long-term trends

By | January 30th, 2013

Last week the U.S. Department of Labor released new numbers showing that nationally union membership is on the decline. And not only in the private sector, which has been on a decades-long downward trajectory. Three years ago the nation crossed a historic threshold, as union members in private industry were outnumbered by their public sector [...]

Going further than right-to-work to relieve labor leaders’ burdens

By | December 7th, 2012

Earlier this week I told you that it looked like Right-to-Work legislation was coming to the Big Labor stronghold of Michigan. And has it ever come quickly! Some of Wisconsin’s early 2011 scenes played out yesterday at the State Capitol, as protestors thronged and chanted favorites like, “A people united will never be defeated!” and [...]

Bucking Colorado’s example, could Michigan soon adopt right-to-work?

By | December 3rd, 2012

When it comes to freedom of association, Colorado workers soon may have good reason to envy their Michigan counterparts.