Boycott of Local Business by Union Member Backfires

By James Wigderson, MacIver Institute

Maria’s Pizzaria is not the likely location for a political fight. It’s a small restaurant on Milwaukee’s south side that hasn’t changed much in the over fifty years since its founding. The décor mostly consists of different cheap depictions of Jesus. Here and there are scattered a few pictures of the family. There is not a political sign to be found. The most prominent signs are those that say, “cash only.”

Different rules for unions

By Matthew J. Brouillette, Philly.com

Pennsylvania’s government union executives should be at the top of any list of political power players in Harrisburg. With the kind of influence that millions in campaign contributions and political ads can buy, shouldn’t they follow the same lobbying laws as other political organizations?

Wisconsin Race Signals Historic Shift In Power of Unions

By Peter Nicholas, The Wall Street Journal

It was the most searing political fight in Wisconsin’s recent history. Yet, as Democrat Mary Burke campaigns for governor across the state, it is as if the battle that curbed union benefits, eroded labor’s clout and made Gov. Scott Walker a star within the Republican Party never happened.