Why We Like ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws More Than Unions

By Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times

As another Labor Day rolls around on Monday, a new Gallup survey of Americans’ attitudes about the labor movement shows that just 53 percent still approve of unions and their goals – while the vast majority favors so-called “right to work” laws that have greatly accelerated the decline of private-sector union organizations.

It’s Labor Day, not Union Day

By Mark Mix, The State Journal-Register

Most Americans realize Labor Day is about celebrating workers and their contribution to our free society, but that won’t stop union bosses from stealing the spotlight to push their own agenda.

The United Auto Workers on the Skids?

By Vincent Vernuccio, Capital Research Center

It’s been a long, slow slide for the United Auto Workers, which hit its peak in the early 1950s. Defeated in a critical unionization election in the South and facing a critical change in state law in its home base in Michigan, the UAW has responded to the challenge by raising dues and by staying the course on policy and leadership.

CO: TIME RUNNING OUT FOR TEACHERS TO ASK MONEY BACK FROM UNION

By Ben DeGrow, Watchdogwire.com

A national commemoration includes a special roadside message for Pueblo educators who carry an extra burden as part of their job. The reminder to many teachers that they have to ask every year to get hundreds of dollars of their own money back also makes the case that union leaders simply should ask first.