In right-to-work era, unions must add more value

The Detroit News

Union membership is declining. In fact, it’s at an all-time low nationwide. And numbers dropped significantly in Michigan last year — the first full year the state was right to work. Rather than just fight against these trends, unions should devote themselves to offering their members better services.

Senate Republicans ready for a fight on right to work bill

By Joel Ebert, Charleston Daily Mail

Republican leaders in the West Virginia state Senate are ready and willing to take on the opposition they expect to face from organized labor after introducing a bill that could dramatically affect the state’s unions because they believe it is time to take a different approach.

PA lawmakers revive efforts to close union stalking loophole

By Andrew Staub, PA Independent

A federal jury convicted a once prominent Philadelphia union official of arson, racketeering conspiracy and extortion this week, providing more fuel for lawmakers who want to close a loophole protecting individuals from prosecution of some crimes if they’re part of a labor dispute.