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North Dakota Union Membership Down Roughly 18 Percent In 2014

North Dakota Union Membership Down Roughly 18 Percent In 2014

The past year wasn’t a good one for organized labor in North Dakota. The state, which has right-to-work laws, isn’t exactly a hotbed of union activity but even the meager foothold organized labor has in the state shrunk in 2014. According to numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, union membership among full-time wage and

"If you want to be union, grab your stuff and go somewhere else"

Over the weekend news broke that paramedics working for the Williston Fire Department had organized a union. At least one local official didn’t take it so well: The Williston Fire Department lacks a leader and has low morale. Thirteen of the 15 full-time career paramedics expressed their concern over the past month, organizing a local

Democrats Deftly Shift NSA Scandal Into A War On Private Contractors

In a political maneuver that’s hard not to admire, Democrats are trying to pivot the NSA scandal into an attack on privatization and government contractors. Senator Dick Durbin is promising a review of “all civilian contractors” in a move that will no doubt please the Democrats’ friends in Big Labor given that government employees are

Union That Backed Obamacare Now Wants It Repealed

A 22,000-member union that was once a strong supporter for Obamacare, and which endorsed President Obama in 2008 and 2012, now wants Obamacare repealed: A labor union representing roofers is reversing course and calling for repeal of the federal health law, citing concerns the law will raise its cost for insuring members. Organized labor was

Obama's Recess Appointment Power Grab Backfires And Hands Conservatives A Victory

This is big for a lot of reasons. Politically, it’s a major setback to President Obama. To pay off his organized labor friends, Obama jammed in some very union-biased appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. Those appointments have now been ruling on cases before the NLRB for more than a year, but if this