Understanding Public Pension Debt

By Robert Sarvis, Competitive Enterprise Institute

STATE GOVERNMENT PENSION DEBT burdens labor markets and worsens the business climate. To get a clear picture of the extent of this effect around the nation, this paper amalgamates several estimates of states’ pension debts and ranks them from best to worst.

How labor unions impact non-union workers

By Kevin Mooney, Watchdog.org

If you’re like most Americans, and prefer not to be part of a labor union, you should know that organized labor still impacts your compensation and standard of living. This much is made apparent by a just released u-tube video compliments of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).

Unions do their business on taxpayers’ dime

It’s the old “fair share” argument, but this time it holds even less water than usual.

The Maryland State Education Association, the union that bargains on behalf of K-12 teachers throughout Maryland, wants to force all teachers — members or not — to pay union dues. The union claims educators owe their “fair share” because it must represent non-union members in collective bargaining and grievances.