It’s time to scrap prevailing wage law

The Times Herald

The Republican-led Michigan Legislature’s demonization of organized labor continues, this time with efforts to eliminate prevailing wage requirements. This time, they may be right. Prevailing wage laws have outlived their usefulness.

Missouri Shows Growing Strength Of Right-To-Work Movement

Investor’s Business Daily

Is another union domino about to fall in America — this time in Missouri, where the Republican legislature has passed right-to-work bills in both chambers? It looks that way.

Is another union domino about to fall in America — this time in Missouri, where the Republican legislature has passed right-to-work bills in both chambers? It looks that way.

GOP Senators Ambush NLRB

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

Senate Republicans grilled the nation’s top labor regulators for undermining long-standing labor laws to benefit unions on Thursday.

Texas Union Showdown

The Wall Street Journal

States like Wisconsin and Illinois (see above) have been trying to break the corrupt bargain between government unions and politicians, and it isn’t easy even in right-leaning states. Witness Texas, where Republican lawmakers are trying to pass a bill to end automatic withholding of union dues. The obstacle could be other Republicans.

Why the 2016 GOP race may be all about taking down unions

By Thomas Geoghegan, Reuters

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is emerging as a strong potential candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination largely because he took on the public-employee unions in his state. If he wins the White House because of his union-busting chops and for pushing right-to-work laws, maybe he’ll abolish the U.S. Labor Department, too.