Cease and Desist

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against a major union for using front groups to stage disruptive Black Friday protests in a Michigan Walmart.

Increase minimum wage and watch jobs fade away

By Fred Wszolek, Lansing State Journal

As Michigan’s economic comeback gains steam and the dismal decade of staggering job losses becomes just a bitter memory, along comes a group of people with good intentions — but terrible ideas — who would take Michigan backward.

Right-to-Work States See Larger Gains

By James Hohman, Mackinac Center for Public Policy

The 2013 state personal income data was released today and it has some good news for Michigan. The state had the 9th best performance among the states from 2012 to 2013. While it’s unclear how much of a role the passage of the right-to-work law had in the performance, it is worth a look at the trends between the two groups of states.

UAW bosses’ use of dues money causes concern

By Brian Pannebecker, sourcenewspapers.com

Michigan is the birthplace of the United Auto Workers union which once boasted over 1.5 million members, but now has fewer than 400,000 and finds itself at a crossroads. The road it takes going forward may determine its future as well as that of the remaining UAW-represented jobs.