by | Jul 13, 2018

Illinois lawmakers smartly capped end-of-career salary bumps for state employees in an effort to combat ballooning, budget-busting pension increases, but teachers unions are fighting against the policy. In 2005, legislators limited annual salary increases to 6 percent, and reduced that…

by | Jul 3, 2018

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling that now allows non-union public workers to opt out of paying union “fair-share” fees has Big Labor in a tizzy, but this commonsense free-speech decision has been long overdue. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called the…

by | Mar 16, 2018

The Trump Labor Department is considering eliminating a rule change that the Obama administration made in 2011 related to tips for restaurant workers. Based on the reaction to the proposed change, you’d think that Trump’s administration was trying to legalize…

by | Oct 4, 2017

Sara Madill is a mother of four living in Duluth, Minnesota. In 2014, Sara was a participant in a state program called PCA choice, which provides a modest Medicaid subsidy for personal care attendants (PCAs) who care for a loved…

by | Sep 14, 2017

Sacramento In a Meet the Press interview in March, Gov. Jerry Brown blasted the Trump administration’s threat to cut off funds to California if it becomes a “sanctuary state” for illegal immigrants. “We’re the innovation capital, high-tech, agriculture, $40 to…

by | Aug 17, 2017

Sacramento Even California’s liberal Democrats are starting to understand that the state’s housing crisis is fundamentally a supply-and-demand problem. Home prices have soared to astronomical levels, with a median price above $750,000 in the nine-county Bay Area and nearly $700,000…

by | Jul 13, 2017

It has been 173 days since President Obama left office. Yet, he still has a stranglehold on a powerful federal agency, the National Labor Relations Board. Despite President Trump holding the executive office for months, Obama’s appointees to the Board, which governs…

by | Mar 28, 2017

Recently, more than a dozen out-of-state organizers from the United Auto Workers checked into a hotel in Greenville. Their mission? To start making intrusive house calls at the homes of BMW’s union-free employees in nearby Spartanburg in attempt to unionize…

by | Mar 8, 2017

Since the ascendency of automation, the internet, citizen journalists, social media, talk radio and cable news, by nearly all accounts, institutional journalism (aka the ‘mainstream media empire’) has had a rough couple of decades. Newsrooms across the country have been…

by | Feb 14, 2017

On Monday, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the union behind the multi-million dollar push to raise the minimum wage to $15 and unionize the fast-food industry, protested President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder. As CEO of…

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