ave just filed an amicus brief defending the legality of a state law that protects the First Amendment right of West Virginia public employees to refrain from funding a union.
"Polls consistently show that more than 80% of Americans support the right-to-work principle that no worker should be forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment. Union members, too, overwhelmingly agree."
In Right to Work states, the number of manufacturing payroll employees had rebounded 10.1 percent just one year after its 2020 lows, a bump 63 percent greater than what forced-unionism states experienced, according to Labor Department statistics from July.
In nearly every state, the heads of public-sector unions have at least some power to force teachers, police officers, firefighters and other public employees into one-size-fits-all contracts that make public services more responsive to the interests of union bosses than to those of the public.
"The so-called PRO-Act doubles down on the coercion. It would eliminate Right to Work laws, forcing millions of workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment, allow coercive “card check” unionization so union bosses can gain power without a secret ballot election, and further restrict workers’ ability to remove an unwanted union."
The policy that Baisley is challenging requires employees who choose not to join the union to opt out of funding the union’s political and ideological activities during a brief annual “window period,” or else have money exacted from their wages for those purposes against their will.
The National Right to Work Foundation, appalled at the demand, defended Russell Chacon – and won! Now, the union can’t force non-union members to pay up. They also make it clear to members that they won’t do this by posting it somewhere visibly.
With free legal representation from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys, Michigan Rieth-Riley Construction Company employees Rob Nevins and Jesse London have won settlements against International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 324 union bosses. The settlements stem from charges of retaliation the workers filed during the strike IUOE union bosses ordered … Continue reading Workers win settlement against union bosses over illegal strike retaliation
A University of California Irvine lab assistant has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the university and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) union, a Communications Workers of America (CWA) affiliate. The case, filed with free legal aid from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, challenges the university’s illegal seizure of … Continue reading California lab assistant sues union bosses for violating 1st Amendment rights
Workers at a Memphis branch of Geodis Logistics filed a brief with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) asking the Board to finally hold a union decertification election the workers have been requesting for over three years. The brief blasted a dissenting opinion by NLRB Chairman Lauren McFerran that argued the workers’ petition should be … Continue reading Workers trying to vote out union bosses blast NLRB chair for citing unpassed law to block election