SENATE VOTE ON UTILITY MACT - WILLIAM YEATMAN
Globalwarming.org: Why Sen. Lamar Alexander Is Wrong about the Utility MACT
> Interview William Yeatman
UNDERMINING RIGHT TO WORK - F. VINCENT VERNUCCIO
Spectator.org: Midwest Unions' Desperate Last Stand
Last Wednesday, supporters of the so-called "Protect Our Jobs" Constitutional Amendment (POJA) submitted 684,286 petition signatures to the Michigan Department of State -- more than double the amount needed to put the measure on the ballot in November.
If passed, the Amendment would enshrine collective bargaining in the Michigan Constitution.
POJA would effectively destroy any chance for Michigan to give workers the right to say no to a union and still keep their job -- the main benefit of a right-to-work law. > Read the full commentary on Spectator.org
>Interview Vincent Vernuccio
> Keep up with all labor union news at Workplacechoice.org
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS - HANS BADER
Examiner.com: Divided Supreme Court issues four major rulings, but not on Obamacare
The Supreme Court issued four decisions today, but not the widely anticipated ruling in the constitutional challenge to Obamacare. In its rulings, the Court upheld a rape conviction over objections that the defendant did not have the chance to question the reliability of the DNA evidence that helped convict him; said the federal government must fully reimburse Indian tribes for money they spend on federal programs; refused to block a lawsuit seeking to shut down an Indian casino; and ruled that overtime pay was not required for drug company sales representatives under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. > Read the full commentary on Examiner.com
> Interview Hans Bader
WARREN T. BROOKES JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP
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