By Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University, opinion contributor Union membership has been declining for decades as workers find better uses than union dues for their hard-earned dollars. But union bosses and their supporters are trying to change the law to force hard-working Americans into unions. How? Through the Protecting the Right to Organize…
Unions are pushing penalties into the budget bill which would be bad for businesses. Penalty provisions are very unpopular and would not pass through Congress. Read the full article in the Wall Street Journal.
The United States Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on August 10, 2021. Read the full report by Trey Kovacs at the Institute for the American Worker website.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, 72, had led the politically-powerful federation of labor unions and its roughly 12.5 million members since 2009. Read the full story at the Daily Caller.
The court struck down a law that would have given union organizers the right to enter private property without the owner’s consent in order to attempt to organize workers. Read the full story here: https://www.theblaze.com/news/scotus-union-private-property-defeat
What impact might President Biden’s executive order focusing on encouraging collective bargaining as well as other forms of worker organizing have on non-union businesses? Read the full story at HR Dive: https://www.hrdive.com/news/what-bidens-worker-organizing-task-force-could-mean-for-non-union-employer/600778/
The AFL-CIO bureaucracy in the United States has asked the Biden administration to file the first labor complaint under the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal. Read the full article on the World Socialist Web Site here.