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.

Judge: Michigan teachers can exit union anytime

By David Eggert, utsandiego.com

Michigan’s largest teachers’ union should allow members to resign at any time and stop enforcing an annual one-month opt-out window, a state labor judge ruled, relying on the state right-to-work law that took effect last year.

County filing claim against SEIU

By David Castellon, visaliatimesdelta.com

The Tulare County Board of Supervisor has authorized the county to file an unfair labor practices claim against the union representing more then half of the county’s full-time employees.