On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart and Vinne Vernuccio, a senior fellow with Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, MI, discuss a current Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME, and the impact it could have on public employee unions.
John Hendrickson: Based on the opinion of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals collective bargaining is not a right.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker discussed big and bold reforms he accomplished in his state as a blueprint for the nation to follow as he asked for support.
The old Groucho Marx line, “Please accept my resignation. I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as one of its members,” holds true when we talk about union membership. The more a union wants me to join, the less I’m interested. Fortunately, in Iowa I don’t have to. People in […]
We must push to bring transparency to union negotiations for Iowa. State employees work for taxpayers who have a right to know what is going on.
Terminating employees at the IRS who were involved in targeting conservative groups may be easier said than done due to federal rules established as a result of public employee unions.
While the Iowa State employees arbitration saves some money they still don’t have to pay anything toward their health insurance unlike the private sector.
Office workers at the University of Vermont vote down the local National Education Association (NEA) bid to organize them on a 443-189 vote.
The Des Moines Register in Sunday’s editorial claimed that the stimulus worked. If so it did only for public employee unions, not the American taxpayer.
From Madison, Wisconsin’s ABC affiliate WKOW: MADISON (WKOW) — The state Supreme Court has struck down Dane County Judge MaryAnn Sumi’s restraining order on the collective bargaining law. The WI Supreme Court’s ruling can be found here in pdf format or here in html format. Allahpundit breaks out the so-called “humpbot” with trepidation. Law Professor […]
The editorial in Saturday’s Des Moines Register, “Politics over problem-solving” demonstrates a hubris that I have not seen in Iowa media for quite some time. The editorial board wrote: The House of Representatives is particularly pathetic. Its new Republican majority has been obsessed with measure after measure that its members know full well will never […]
By State Senator Paul McKinley Are you aware of the untold story of state government? We often hear of the actions of the governor and legislative branch – as they are responsible for crafting our laws and are directly beholden to the voters every few years. But there is a whole lot more to the […]
After the budget repair bill (that eliminates collective bargaining for public employees) 51-17 in the Wisconsin Assembly, Democrat and Union protestors started yelling at Republicans saying “cowards” and “shame.” Just the type of behavior we’ve come to expect out of Wisconsin Democrats and their union allies. HT: Dave Weigel
Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) talks with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren about his support of ending collective bargaining for public unions (with the exception of police and fire). Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
DES MOINES – Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt Strawn issued the following statement on today’s demonstrations outside the state Capitol: “I stand with those Iowans at the Capitol today who are shining a bright light on the need to reform Iowa’s public employee labor laws. “This debate is not about the value of public […]
With Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-led Wisconsin Legislature (with Wisconsin Senate Democrats running away to avoid the vote) looking end collective bargaining for most public employees. This measure has been labeled “anti-union” by mainstream media and those on the left (forgive the redundancy). Not true, let’s not lump all unions in with a […]