CEI Weekly: Workers Prevented From Leaving Unions

Friday, May 11, 2012




Feature: Labor bosses aren't respecting workers' choices.

FEATURE: Workers Prevented From Leaving Unions


In tough economic times, having labor bosses who demand dues and force strikes can be a hard extra burden. That's why some workers are now trying to leave their unions. But in California, the SEIU is fighting desperately to prevent workers' exit. Warren Brookes Fellow Matt Patterson and Labor Policy Analyst Trey Kovacs explain what's going on in a Washington Times op-ed this week. Read the op-ed here.






Forget France, the Greek Elections Are the Beginning of the End of Europe

Iain Murray's article in The American Spectator


Stephen King Horrified By His Low Taxes. What's Next?

Bill Frezza's column in Forbes


Global Warming Crusaders Lose Steam, Tempers

Matt Patterson's op-ed in The Washington Examiner


Lending Cap is Unfair to Small Business

John Berlau's op-ed in Newsmax


Immigration Policy Is an Economic Meltdown Trifecta

Bill Frezza's op-ed in Real Clear Markets


Opinions on Genetic Engineering That Aren't Worth a Bean

Henry I. Miller's op-ed in Forbes


Our Immigration Problem's Not Going Away

David Bier's op-ed in Real Clear Policy


Federal 'Stimulus' Spent $34.5 Million in Michigan for Only 183 Total Jobs

Fred L. Smith, Jr.'s citation in Michigan Capitol Confidential


Civil-Liberties Groups Urge Rejection of White House-Supported Cyber Bill

CEI's citation in The Hill


Obama Is Losing the Keystone Pipeline Battle

Marlo Lewis' citation in Reason Magazine








May 10, 2012: Freeing Our Farms


Immigration Policy Analyst David Bier explains how the Labor Department’s byzantine restrictions on immigrant agricultural workers hurt immigrants and native-born Americans alike. Current immigration policy keeps many immigrants in dangerous black markets, raises food prices for consumers, makes it difficult for farmers to hire workers and create jobs, and reduces the government’s tax revenues.




Legacy Risks

By Fred L. Smith, Jr.


Amendments That Take Away Rights

By Hans Bader


Fossil Fuel Shill Sierra Club Bites the Hand That Feeds It

By Myron Ebell


Austerity Bites--But It Isn't the Problem

By Iain Murray