UMWA Anti-Coal Mining Union Bosses

By Don Loos, National Right to Work Committee

Is the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) representing mine workers at all? West Virginia needs a Right to Work Law so that the remaining working miners can stop being forced to support these anti-coal mining union bosses.

Lawsuit challenges teachers’ compulsory dues

By John Fensterwald, edsource.org

Vergara v. State of California, threatening teacher protection laws in California, has consumed the attention of the California Teachers Association. But another lawsuit working its way through the courts is striking at the core of the CTA’s power: its authority to automatically deduct hundreds of millions of dollars a year in dues from the paychecks of both members and non-members.

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IRS Plays Favorites

The Daily Caller News Foundation has found an email from Lois Lerner which contrasts her apathy towards misreported political spending by labor unions with her intense scrutiny of conservative groups. The finding not only shows how the bureaucracy plays favorites, but how labor unions get special treatment from the government.

Federal court upholds Indiana right-to-work law

By Tom LoBianco, posttrib.suntimes.com

A federal appeals court upheld Indiana’s right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees on Tuesday in a split decision that was delivered a few days before the state Supreme Court hears separate challenges over whether the 2012 measure violates the state constitution.