A Democrat’s union problem in R.I.

By Noah Guiney, The Boston Globe

Allan Fung, the Republican nominee for Rhode Island governor, has made cutting the state’s workforce a central theme of his campaign. But if he wins, public sector unions might be a crucial factor in his victory. It’s not because they support Fung. It’s because they refuse to throw their weight behind his Democratic opponent, Gina Raimondo.

Chalk Up Another Victory for Workers’ Rights.

By Maxford Nelson, Freedom Foundation

After filing suit in July against the Washington State Council of County and City Employees (WSCCCE) for violating the constitutional rights of 15 Thurston County employees, Freedom Foundation announced this month that the union had decided the settle the suit rather than fight it in court.

Union strikes over contract with nonunion workers

By Freda R. Savana, buckscountycouriertimes.com

Members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters set up a picket line Monday at the entrances to the new Bucks County Justice Center, protesting a $1.3 million furniture contract with a company that does not pay prevailing wages.