October 14, 2019
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act working its way through Congress.
September 12, 2019
"If only educators more interested in education than social justice could simply leave the NEA."
August 1, 2019
A proposed law would allow striking workers to collect unemployment benefits even though they have jobs at which they are not working.
July 2, 2019
What has happened, what hasn’t happened, and why.
June 3, 2019
A number of New Mexico counties adopted right-to-work ordinances, then the Legislature stepped in.
May 29, 2019
Democratic contenders attempt to lock in teacher union endorsements to the detriment of taxpayers and the neediest students.
February 18, 2019
Michigan public-sector employees are opting out of union membership
February 12, 2019
Unions and their congressional allies seek to reverse reforms of labor regulations.
November 7, 2018
“Liberal San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer had a very tough night last night.” - James Taylor
September 12, 2018
Voters in Missouri repealed a state law prohibiting forced union membership, preventing the law from going into effect nearly a year and a half after it was signed.
August 24, 2018
National Employee Freedom Week is a national coalition of more than 100 partners that advocate for pro-worker freedom reforms.
August 16, 2018
New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D¬¬¬–Manhattan) announced he will sponsor a bill to allow public-sector unions in the state to receive taxpayer funding to reimburse the costs of collective bargaining and contract administration.
July 30, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines several proposals in New York that would undermine state workers’ rights and benefit public unions.
July 12, 2018
In a move that will reduce the cost of government construction projects, the state of Michigan is repealing its prevailing-wage law.
June 27, 2018
“The Supreme Court has freed millions of American workers from manipulation by union bosses that misrepresent their interests.” - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
June 21, 2018
SCOTUS' upcoming Janus has the potential to put personal freedom back into the hands of workers and forever change the role of unions in the U.S. workforce.
June 19, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses the upcoming Janus decision and how states are reacting to the potential changes.
June 12, 2018
Gretchen Whitmer, a candidate in the Michigan Democratic Party gubernatorial primary, says she will work to repeal the state’s right-to-work (RTW) law, if selected by her party and elected in November.
June 11, 2018
Voters in Missouri will decide whether a state law prohibiting forced union membership goes into effect, nearly a year and a half after it was signed into law.
May 15, 2018
Otero County, New Mexico commissioners approved an ordinance prohibiting businesses from requiring union membership as a condition of employment.
May 14, 2018
The Kentucky state Supreme Court will hear a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law prohibiting unions from requiring all employees to pay dues in unionized workplaces.
February 13, 2018
On February 13, 2018, Arianna Wilkerson testified before Maryland state delegates in support of a bill that would enact a right-to-work law.
February 5, 2018
New Jersey state Assembly members Robert Auth (R-Bergen) and Amy Handlin (R-Monmouth) introduced a bill to allow workers to opt out of union membership.
January 9, 2018
Badger Meter, a manufacturing company producing turbines and other industrial parts, is moving jobs from its Arizona plant to Wisconsin, citing the latter state’s right-to-work law as a factor.
November 1, 2017
Lawyers representing an Illinois state government employee challenging the constitutionality of deducting union fees from his paycheck will present opening arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS).
October 31, 2017
Congressional Democrats are lining up behind two bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to repeal right-to-work (RTW) laws in 28 states and prohibit states from passing such laws.
October 6, 2017
The Heartland Institute is hosting their 2017 Emerging Issues Forum and America First Energy Conference in Houston, November 7-9, 2017.
September 13, 2017
At least on Labor Day the damage they can do is limited.
September 11, 2017
President Trump proposes a one-time corporate tax rate of 10 percent on foreign earnings now held abroad if reinvested in the U.S. Based on its Taxes and Growth model of the U.S. economy.
August 24, 2017
Two Sandoval County, New Mexico commissioners are proposing a county ordinance to prohibit some businesses from requiring union membership as a condition of employment.
August 24, 2017
This week's Leaflet celebrates National Employee Freedom Week and examines how states can reform their workforce climate with right-to-work legislation.
August 8, 2017
This paper, written by Illinois State University economics professor Dalia Marciukaityte, uses stock market data between 1996 and 2015 to study the effect of a state’s right-to-work (RTW) status on businesses’ financial growth and success.
July 27, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Illinois that would ban local governments from adopting right-to-work laws.
July 24, 2017
Lawyers representing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) filed paperwork in July to dismiss an attempt to overturn the state’s right-to-work law.
June 1, 2017
The American Chemistry Council projects the addition of 100,000 permanent jobs by 2025 in the Appalachian region due to the hydraulic fracturing revolution.
March 16, 2017
Lawmakers all over the nation are debating enacting legislation allowing workers to opt out of union membership, freeing them from being forced to join a union as a condition of employment.
March 6, 2017
Missouri is joining the growing number of states where union membership in a place of work is voluntary.
February 27, 2017
Oops, climate scientists did it again!
February 20, 2017
Labor unions in Missouri are collecting signatures to place a referendum question before voters in 2018, seeking to repeal the state’s newly enacted right-to-work (RTW) law.
February 13, 2017
Testimony before the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee February 14, 2017 Peter J. Ferrara, Senior Fellow. The Heartland Institute