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.

 

 

 

SHAPING THE DEBATE

 

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

 

 

                     

 

 

CEI PODCAST

 

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.

 

BEST OF THE BLOGS

 

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