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Ivan Osorio
Ivan Osorio is editorial director and a labor policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

What a difference. This week’s enactment of a right to work law by Michigan lawmakers comes only three years after the 2009 government-directed bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler seemed to cement the United Auto Workers union (UAW) as kings…

Are unions desperate? When it comes to reviving their fortunes in the private sector, it certainly seems that way. Union leaders, unable to reverse decades of continued decline in private sector membership, are seeking political solutions to their ills —…

How far is the Obama administration willing to go to promote organized labor’s agenda? The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent decisions to pursue legal action against a private company and some state governments provide an answer to that question.  On…

As many of us rush to finish filling out our tax returns, we should remember that what we pay out in taxes — and how government spends that money — is only part of what government costs us.  The cost…

The upcoming 50th anniversary of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Newton Minow’s “vast wasteland” speech has prompted some in the media to revisit the speech to assess its relevance — or lack thereof — to today’s media landscape.  Minow would…

A new video from the Competitive Enterprise Institute asks unions members: “Do you know where your dues money is going?” It’s not all for representation and bargaining. (For more on labor from CEI, see here and here.)

With the holiday travel season approaching fast, public anger at the federal Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) increasingly invasive airport passenger screening procedures – full body scans and pat downs – seems to be growing louder by the day. Homeland Security…

The Obama administration, congressional Democrats, and their organized labor allies threaten to exacerbate the economy’s weakness by expanding the size of government by leaps and bounds. If there is a silver lining to this situation, it is in its compelling…

by Ivan Osorio | Jun 26, 2009

The Stoning of Soraya M. is a difficult film to watch, but worth taking the time to do so. The film, which opens today, depicts the stoning death of a young Iranian woman falsely accused of adultery. It highlights the…

The announcements by Senators Arlen Specter (R-Penn.) and Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) that they intend to vote against cloture on the so-called Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) has taken the legislation out of the headlines for now, as EFCA supporters seem…

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