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October 14, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act working its way through Congress.
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Employment
September 12, 2019
By Teresa Mull
"If only educators more interested in education than social justice could simply leave the NEA."
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Education
August 1, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
A proposed law would allow striking workers to collect unemployment benefits even though they have jobs at which they are not working.
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Employment
July 2, 2019
By Larry Sand
What has happened, what hasn’t happened, and why.
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Education
June 3, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
A number of New Mexico counties adopted right-to-work ordinances, then the Legislature stepped in.
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Economy
Regulation
May 29, 2019
By Larry Sand
Democratic contenders attempt to lock in teacher union endorsements to the detriment of taxpayers and the neediest students.
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Education
February 18, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Michigan public-sector employees are opting out of union membership
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Economy
Regulation
February 12, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Unions and their congressional allies seek to reverse reforms of labor regulations.
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Regulation
Law
Economy
November 7, 2018
By James Taylor, Peter Ferrara, H. Sterling Burnett, Bette Grande, Neal Schuerer, David L. Applegate, Arthur Viterito, Robert Bradley, Lance Izumi, Robert Maranto, Stephen B. Presser, Jameson Campaigne, Clifford Thies, Michael Warder, Mary Byrne , Jane M. Orient, M.D., Jonathan D. Haubert, Jarrett Skorup, Scott Cleland, Alieta Eck, M.D., William L. Anderson, Ann Bridges, Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Michael J. Koriwchak , Devon Herrick, Bartlett Cleland, Greg R. Lawson, Peter Wood , Joe Cobb, Allen Mendenhall, Christopher Garbacz
“Liberal San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer had a very tough night last night.” - James Taylor
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Government & Politics
September 12, 2018
By Brandon Best
Voters in Missouri repealed a state law prohibiting forced union membership, preventing the law from going into effect nearly a year and a half after it was signed.
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Employment
Government & Politics
August 24, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
National Employee Freedom Week is a national coalition of more than 100 partners that advocate for pro-worker freedom reforms.
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Employment
August 16, 2018
By Samantha Fillmore
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.
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Employment
Law
Government Spending
July 30, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines several proposals in New York that would undermine state workers’ rights and benefit public unions.
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Employment
July 12, 2018
By Joshua Paladino
In a move that will reduce the cost of government construction projects, the state of Michigan is repealing its prevailing-wage law.
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Employment
Government Spending
Economy
June 27, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson, Larry Sand, Robert G. Holland
“The Supreme Court has freed millions of American workers from manipulation by union bosses that misrepresent their interests.” - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
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Law
Education
June 21, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
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.
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Employment
June 19, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses the upcoming Janus decision and how states are reacting to the potential changes.
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Employment
June 12, 2018
By Madeline Fry
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.
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Employment
Economy
Government & Politics
June 11, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
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.
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Employment
Economy
May 15, 2018
By Lindsey Curnutte
Otero County, New Mexico commissioners approved an ordinance prohibiting businesses from requiring union membership as a condition of employment.
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Employment
Economy
May 14, 2018
By Brandi Wielgopolski
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.
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Employment
Economy
February 13, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
On February 13, 2018, Arianna Wilkerson testified before Maryland state delegates in support of a bill that would enact a right-to-work law.
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Employment
Economy
February 5, 2018
By Lindsey Curnutte
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.
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Employment
Economy
January 9, 2018
By Lindsey Curnutte
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.
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Employment
Economy
November 1, 2017
By Leo Pusateri
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).
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Employment
Law
October 31, 2017
By Lindsey Curnutte
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.
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Employment
Economy
October 6, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
The Heartland Institute is hosting their 2017 Emerging Issues Forum and America First Energy Conference in Houston, November 7-9, 2017.
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Government & Politics
September 13, 2017
By Teresa Mull
At least on Labor Day the damage they can do is limited.
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Education
September 11, 2017
By Jim Lakely
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.
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Economy
August 24, 2017
By Brandi Wielgopolski
Two Sandoval County, New Mexico commissioners are proposing a county ordinance to prohibit some businesses from requiring union membership as a condition of employment.
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Employment
Economy
August 24, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet celebrates National Employee Freedom Week and examines how states can reform their workforce climate with right-to-work legislation.
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Employment
August 8, 2017
By Dalia Marciukaityte
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.
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Economy
FIRE
July 27, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Illinois that would ban local governments from adopting right-to-work laws.
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Employment
July 24, 2017
By Kimberly Morin
Lawyers representing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) filed paperwork in July to dismiss an attempt to overturn the state’s right-to-work law.
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Employment
Law
Economy
June 1, 2017
By John Nothdurft
The American Chemistry Council projects the addition of 100,000 permanent jobs by 2025 in the Appalachian region due to the hydraulic fracturing revolution.
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Energy
Environment
March 16, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
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.
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Economy
March 6, 2017
By Matt Hurley
Missouri is joining the growing number of states where union membership in a place of work is voluntary.
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Employment
Economy
February 27, 2017
By Jim Lakely
Oops, climate scientists did it again!
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Environment
February 20, 2017
By Judy Allen
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.
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Economy
Employment
Law
February 13, 2017
By Peter Ferrara
Testimony before the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee February 14, 2017 Peter J. Ferrara, Senior Fellow. The Heartland Institute
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Taxes
 

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