Baltimore’s Real Police Problem: Unions

By Richard Epstein, The Federalist

The recent unrest in Baltimore has been dominating the headlines. But the real story is less about the particulars of the gruesome death of Freddie Gray and more about the set of policies that have increased the odds of such tragedies happening.

AFL-CIO DELAYS CA HOSPITAL VOTE: WHAT HAPPENED TO EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE?

By Steve Early, Beyond Chron

Before President Obama gave up on labor law reform in 2010, the national AFL-CIO and major unions spent several years and many millions of dollars promoting “employee free choice.” Long-overdue statutory reform, based on this concept, would have allowed workers to unionize quickly without as much management interference in their decision to embrace or reject collective bargaining.

Gov. Wolf’s union ‘tab’

By Matthew J. Brouillette, triblive.com

Gov. Tom Wolf’s first executive order banned gifts for executive-branch employees to eliminate conflicts of interest between those in power and anyone “seeking to obtain business from or has financial relations with the commonwealth.”