Politically Driven Unionization Threatens In-Home Care

By David Osborne, Investor’s Business Daily

For 50 years since his muscular dystrophy surfaced, David Smith, of southeastern Pennsylvania, has needed full-time, in-home care. For half that time, his close friend Don Lambrecht has filled that caregiver role, working around the clock to meet Smith’s needs.

Gov. Jay Nixon Spurns Freedom-Loving Missourians

By Don Loos, National Right to Work Committee

Missouri came tantalizingly close last month to becoming America’s 26th Right to Work state. But after H.B.116, a measure prohibiting forced union dues and fees, was approved by lopsided state legislative majorities, it is about to fall prey to Big Labor Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto pen.

Bain of the Union

By Larry Sand, City Journal

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association in the fall. The 2013 lawsuit on behalf of Orange County teacher Rebecca Friedrichs, nine other teachers, and a professional association of Christian educators, takes aim at the constitutionality of California’s “agency shop” law, which forces public-school educators to pay dues to a teachers’ union, whether they want to or not.

After 80 Years, Labor Law Needs Reform

Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) recently penned an op-ed that celebrates the 80th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Act and praises the work of the National Labor Relations Board, which is charged with enforcing the Act. In same piece, she sharply criticizes attempts to reform the Act and Board.