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Union Exemptions from Criminal Law Must End

In 2012, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce report compiled a list of states that grant labor unions exemptions from criminal laws such as stalking, trespassing, and issuing threats. Unfortunately, in the subsequent years, the states in question have not been able to close the loopholes.

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Right to Work Is Good for Business and Workers

Research shows right-to-work states experience greater manufacturing growth compared to states without such laws. That is because many businesses consider RTW, which makes union dues payments voluntary, a business-friendly provision akin to low taxes and make the presence of the law a priority when planning on where to locate its work site.

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Competitive Enterprise Institute Event Highlights Department of Labor’s Crimanlization of Volunteer Work at For-Profit Businesses

The Competitive Enterprise Institute and Heritage Foundation are co-hosting an event on December 9th (see event details, here and below), which highlights the Department of Labor’s absurd enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act that puts volunteering at for-profit businesses in its cross-hairs. As a result many family and community businesses have, unknowingly, run afoul of the law.

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GAO: Union Official Time Costs Underreported

In October, the Office of Personnel Management released the long-awaited report that estimates the cost and amount of time federal employees spend on union activities while paid as if they were on duty performing government work. OPM’s report found federal employees spent 3.4 million hours at a cost of $156 million in fiscal year 2012.