U.S. House and Senate Democrats have reintroduced the PRO ACT, a sweeping pro-union bill that would wipe out right-to-work labor laws in 27 states.
Democrats argue the PRO Act will create safer workplaces and increase employee benefits by expanding union organizing. Those opposed to it argue it will force small businesses to close, cost an untold number of jobs and worsen the economy, and “impose a laundry list of other union boss power grabs.” Read More
Wisconsin lawyers Adam Jarchow and Michael Dean will ask the Supreme Court to end mandatory bar association fees, which are common to the regulation of legal practice in at least 30 states. Read More
A nurse with the Genesys Regional Medical Center has sued her local Teamsters union for illegally demanding she pay them union fees as a condition of keeping her job. Read More
The National Right to Work Foundation has pressed 127 cases in Michigan since 2013, making up nearly 10 percent of all open cases at any given time and averaging to an extra five cases a year when compared to other states. Read More
A U.S. magistrate judge has ruled that Aaron Benner, a former St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS) teacher, can seek punitive damages against his former employer, which allegedly retaliated against him after he criticized its “racial equity” policy. Read More