Open the school board meetings

By Erika Stutzman, dailycamera.com

Proposition 104 would change the Colorado statutes to make school board meetings, and meetings between district representatives and teachers’ unions, open to the public if collective bargaining is to be discussed.

Labor unions weren’t about to negotiate over Act 10

By David Fladeboe, Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

A recent Journal Sentinel editorial concerning Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-saving Act 10 reforms attempts to take readers to an alternate universe, complete with happily negotiated labor contracts and good governance that didn’t require hard decisions from lawmakers in Madison (“A trip to Scott Walker’s parallel universe where Act 10 never happened,” Our View, Oct. 21) .

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.

Top 10 facts on labor policy in Illinois

Illinois Policy Institute

Unions are often presented as the plucky defenders of the working man or woman, whose only interest is seeing that workers get a fair shake on the job. But in reality, unions are well financed and powerful.