The argument that most workers are better off without unions

By James Sherk, The Washington Post

Does the ability to buy Toyotas hurt middle-class Americans? That is essentially the argument made by those who say falling union membership has harmed the middle class. But it holds little water. The decline of unions has hurt unions — while benefiting most other Americans.

Right-To-Work Ordinance Passed In Kentucky County Where GM Builds Corvettes

By Dion Rabouin, International Business Times

The Kentucky county where General Motors builds Corvettes has become the first in the state to approve a right-to-work ordinance. Warren County, which is home to the city of Bowling Green, approved the controversial ordinance that allows workers to opt-out of union dues and membership and mandates union membership not be a requirement for employment, the Park City Daily News reported.

Renting government workers

The Washington Times

Union membership has fallen, but the impact of public-sector unions on federal politics still seems as strong as ever. How could this be? It sounds like a mystery, but it isn’t.

Wisconsin Teachers Choosing to Pull Out of Unions

By Elliot Jager, NewsMax

Increasing numbers of teachers in Wisconsin are choosing not to remain union members now that they have a choice, Fox News reported. A 2011 law — unsuccessfully opposed by unions in the state Legislature, through a gubernatorial recall election, and in the courts — has resulted in a precipitous decline in enrollment.

UAW works to get members to vote

By David Shepardson, The Detroit News

The new president of the United Auto Workers is pushing to get union members and retirees to the polls on Nov. 4, spurred by Michigan’s enactment of a right-to-work law.

Public Employee Unions Need More Transparency

By Daniel DiSalvo, Investor’s Business Daily

Powerful public employee unions regularly criticize American government as undemocratic and call for campaign finance reform, more citizen participation and greater governmental transparency. Many of these unions, especially those representing teachers, increasingly seek to democratize corporations though shareholder activism.