Boycott of Local Business by Union Member Backfires

By James Wigderson, MacIver Institute

Maria’s Pizzaria is not the likely location for a political fight. It’s a small restaurant on Milwaukee’s south side that hasn’t changed much in the over fifty years since its founding. The décor mostly consists of different cheap depictions of Jesus. Here and there are scattered a few pictures of the family. There is not a political sign to be found. The most prominent signs are those that say, “cash only.”

NLRB rules against Jimmy John’s franchisee

By Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a Twin Cities Jimmy John’s franchisee violated the union organizing rights of six employees by firing them for publicly protesting the company’s lack of sick leave.

Labor’s Minimum Wage Mayhem

By Sean Redmond, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Labor unions and their worker center allies have garnered a fair amount of attention in recent months, with made-for-media protests against large retailers and fast food companies in a quest for inflated wages and benefits.