The Harmful Effects Of The Ambush Election Ruling

By Heather Greenaway, The Daily Caller

Big Labor is at it again. Predictably, and as many warned, since the enactment of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush election” ruling, elections to unionize workplaces have sprung up at an alarming rate. The new election rule took effect on April 14 – and in the first month, from April 14 to May 14, there was a 32 percent increase in the number of election petitions filed.

Michigan’s prevailing wage law is a union price fixing protection racket

By Ken Braun, mlive.com

As suggested (predicted?) in this space back in January, supporters of repealing Michigan’s prevailing wage law have decided to hit the streets to obtain signatures for a proposed citizen-initiated law that would allow state lawmakers to repeal prevailing wage without the support of the governor (who is not supportive of repeal.) If the would-be repealers obtain enough signatures, but fall short of votes in the Michigan Legislature, then the proposal would head to the general election ballot for all voters to decide.

“Worker’s Choice” Proposal

On June 2, 2015, Vincent Vernuccio, the Director of Labor Policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and one of my predecessors here at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, released a new paper proposing a policy he entitles “Worker’s Choice.”