Manufacturers sue Labor Dept. over union posters

GOP’s concedes Va. AG race, Dems hold all statewide offices

Teachers Challenge Compulsory Union Dues

Poll: Californians Gradually Souring On Unions

NC Groups Sue State Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Private School Vouchers

Senate GOP Could Taste Sweet Revenge In Supreme Court Case

Lawsuit planned to challenge NC vouchers

Senate Republicans Get Argument Time in Recess Case

Originalist Scholars Amicus Brief in NLRB v. Noel Canning

Wisconsin Supreme Court considers stay in Act 10 case

Will the Supreme Court Strike Another Blow for Worker Freedom?

Wis. Judge: Officials In Contempt For Union Curbs

Parents Rise Up for New York’s Charter Schools

Vouchers Can Help Kids and Big-City Politicians

Supreme Court to Hear Case Pitting Mandatory Union Fees Against First Amendment

Unions To Spend Heavily On State, Local Races

Two organizations providing California teachers with info about dumping unions, getting rebates on dues

Uh oh: WH Rejects Unions’ Obamacare Demands

Unions’ Misgivings on Health Law Burst Into View

Federal Judge Rules Wisconsin Law Limiting Public-Sector Bargaining Power Constitutional

Labor official pushes AFL-CIO for firmer rebuke of ObamaCare

Postal Unions oppose healthcare changes in Senate Bill

Holder’s Voucher Travesty | Rich Lowry at NRO

Mexican Senate Passes Major Education Reform

Bloodbath: 40,000 Union Members Leave AFL-CIO Over Obamacare

Labor union frustration boils over with president on ObamaCare

IL: “Gay Marriage Push Looking To Unions, Immigrants” | AP

Obamacare’s Hierarchy of Privilege | Mark Steyn at NRO

Health Care Law Raises Pressure on Public Unions

Unions Get Creative To Halt Decline In Membership

Federal Workers Got $155M in Tax Dollars to Work for Labor Unions

    CNSNews: Federal employees were paid more than $155 million of taxpayer dollars in 2011 for spending more than 3.4 million hours of “official time” on labor union activities that fell outside their assigned government duties, according to a survey by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).


  • Posted: 07/31/2013
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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A total of 44 NEA state affiliates lost members since 2008-09, including 22 with double-digit percentage losses

$2M campaign launched to lobby for ENDA

ACLU locked in contract dispute with employee union

    ACLU: Over the years, the American Civil Liberties has made enemies among the national security state, the religious right, and conservative legislatures across the country. But now it faces opposition from an unexpected corner: its own employees. For the past four months, ACLU management has been engaged in contract negotiations with the union representing its assistant legal staff, administrative assistants, and other support staff.


  • Posted: 07/25/2013
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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Mich. Judge Will Keep Obama Informed, Says Detroit Bankruptcy ‘Not Honoring’ President

Detroit Pension Funds Sue to Block City Bankruptcy Filing

Senate confirms Perez as secretary of Labor on party line vote

Republicans Get Filibusted: Democrats end the 60-vote Senate rule for presidential nominees

Union lawyer, labor board counsel nominated to NLRB

Echr: Respect For The Church’s Freedom Justifies The Non-recognition By The State Of A Priests’ Union

Can You Opt Out of Your Union Dues?

European Court of Human Rights Protects Church Autonomy, Allowing Rejection of Priests’ Trade Union

IRS, other agencies are paying unions with your money | WSJ Video

Scotland: “Teachers told ‘watch what you say’ on gay marriage”

Sens. Tester & Murphy’s Constitutional Amendment Would Strip Rights from Corporate-Owned Newspapers, Advocacy Groups, Etc.

    Eugene Volokh at Volokh Conspiracy: The proposed amendment would authorize Congress, states, and local governments to, for instance, (1) restrict what most newspapers publish, (2) restrict what most advocacy groups, such as the ACLU, the Sierra Club, and the NRA, say, (3) restrict what is said and done by most churches, and (4) seize the property of corporations without just compensation. (It might also allow restrictions on the speech of unions, depending on whether they are seen as “corporate entities.”)


  • Posted: 06/20/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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Attorneys at the Department Of Education: Zero Republicans, At Least 47 Democrats

NJ Ed Commissioner Denies Children Innovative Educational Options

Cardinal Dolan on Assault on Religious Freedom: Not a Slippery Slope, But a Ski Slope

Some Unions Now Angry About Health Care Overhaul

President met with IRS union chief the day before targeting of Tea Party

Union won’t back teacher fired by Catholic school for same-sex relationship

Federal Court Revives Mich. Law Barring Teachers’ Union Deductions

Louisiana Voucher Remains Legal, AFC Urges Legislature To Resolve Funding Issue

D.C. Circuit Voids NLRB Posting Rule

NM: Employees breaking away from unions at two different colleges

La. Teachers’ Union President: School Choice ‘Taking Our Children From Us’

California teachers sue NEA over forced $1,000 union dues

Texas AG: Same-sex “marriage” benefits unconstitutional

Pennsylvania district may become first in the nation to switch to all charter schools

Circuit Split Watch: Will the Court Bury Casket Cases?

N.C. bill would block school boards from suing county commissioners for more money

Teachers Unions Challenge Virtual Education | NCPA Policy Digest

The Amount of Hidden Debt Will Stun Taxpayers

Maryland lawmakers pass bill forcing teachers to pay union fees, bucking right to work trend

Obama seeks to shift conservative tilt of key court

The Debt Bomb That Taxpayers Won’t See Coming | Steven Malanga at WSJ

OR: Math Teacher Escorted Out By Police, Set To Be Fired For Opposing Planned Parenthood In The Classroom

NFL player’s union endorses marriage redefinition

Revealing What States Are Hiding About the Real Costs of Public Education

Charter Schools: What a Recent Labor-Relations Decision Teaches Us About the Meaning of “Public” and “Private”

    Alexander Volokh at Reason Foundation: Contracting with a private corporation to deliver an activity may alter the labor-management relations regime and the ADA regime but not the RLUIPA regime. The constitutional state-action regime may be unchanged with respect to the population served, but may be radically different with respect to hiring and firing decisions. What other regimes are altered may also depend on what conditions the contractor committed to fulfill in its contract. How, then, do we define “public” vs. “private,” “government” vs. “private sector,” “instrumentality of government” vs. “mere contractor”, “state actor” vs. “private actor”? We don’t. Each of these terms is a shorthand designating a broad set of attributes, and contracting out is all about exploring the limits of these concepts. For any given statute or constitutional provision, different rules might be appropriate in different contexts.


  • Posted: 03/21/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Parents Rally To Defend Louisiana Scholarship Program Before Supreme Court Hearing

Families Win Legal Victory In Alabama Supreme Court School Choice Case

3,000 Hawaii faculty flee the National Education Association

Kansas casts eye on teachers unions