Right-to-work push goes local

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

Conservatives are starting to push the idea that city and county governments can pass union-restricting right-to-work laws, even though it may not be legal and has been tried only a handful of times in the last 70 years.

Ohioans have earned the right to work

Cincinnati.com

As we celebrate Labor Day – a day that pays national tribute to the contributions that hard-working Americans have made to the prosperity and well-being of our country – Ohioans should pause to consider the rights and freedoms that we enjoy and cherish in this great nation.

Labor Day Stories Cite Vedder’s Study of Right to Work Laws

Ohio University

WorkplaceChoice.org’s Trey Kovacs, in a story on “How to Raise All Worker Wages,” cites Vedder’s report An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws, “which presents the results of an economic analysis of the impact of right-to-work laws on ‘state economies, and ranks states’ per capita income loss from not having an RTW law,’ while controlling for variables like population growth, manufacturing, and education level. The study finds a statistically significant and positive relationship between economic growth in a state and the presence of a right-to-work law.”

Why We Like ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws More Than Unions

By Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times

As another Labor Day rolls around on Monday, a new Gallup survey of Americans’ attitudes about the labor movement shows that just 53 percent still approve of unions and their goals – while the vast majority favors so-called “right to work” laws that have greatly accelerated the decline of private-sector union organizations.

Two major unions are fighting transparency

By Daniel G. Newman, Contra Costa Times

Unions have been vocal about the negative effects of Citizens United on democracy, correctly pointing out how the unlimited secret spending that it unleashed on campaigns has drowned out the voices of working families.