State-Funded Center Aiding WSLC, Breaking State Law

By Maxford Nelson, Freedom Foundation

Early last year, the Freedom Foundation documented how the Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) had partnered with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC), to host a series of workshops around the state to educate union members in how to campaign against adoption of a right-to-work (RTW) law in Washington.

Young Workers Hurt Most by Minimum Wage Hikes

By Stephen Moore, The Daily Signal

On New Year’s Day, the minimum wage increased in 20 states and the District of Columbia. This follows a year in which protesters hit the streets in major cities, camping in front of fast food stores and demanding a hike in the minimum wage.

Minimum wage battles to continue in 2015

By Alejandra Cancino, Chicago Tribune

Labor notched some big wins last year in its efforts to beef up its ranks. Organizers vow to continue that push this year on signature items such as raising the minimum wage, but business groups are equally adamant about pushing back.

Unions misuse members’ money for political gain

By David R. Osborne, The Mercury

If someone used your name on an election mailer to solicit votes for a candidate without your consent, you’d probably feel betrayed. But what if they sent that mailer to your spouse, lied about who you were voting for, and made you pay for it all — violating state law in the process?