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It’s Time for a Real Right to Work

Published December 5th, 2016 -

In 1912, when the labor leader Eugene V. Debs ran for President for the fourth time as the Socialist Party candidate, in his acceptance speech he spoke of a day when “the right to work shall be as inviolate as the right to breathe the breath of life.”  But, in... More »

A Partial Fix for the Right-to-Work Problem?

Published April 15th, 2015 -

As Brian Mahoney at PoliticoPro reports, the Board today invited briefing on the question of whether unions should be permitted to charge non-members a fee for processing grievances.  Under Machinists, Local No. 697, 223 NLRB 832 (1976), such a fee is impermis... More »

Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right to Work Law

Published December 9th, 2014 -

Opponents of right to work laws recently suffered setbacks in Indiana. The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 brought a lawsuit in February of this year, claiming that Indiana’s right-to-work law violated the state constitution. Lake County j... More »

Guest Post: A Reply on Sweeney and the Takings Clause

Published September 12th, 2014 -

James Sherk is a Senior Policy Analyst in Labor Economics at the Heritage Foundation.  This post is part of a series: Heather Whitney’s initial post, Mr. Sherk’s reply, Ms. Whitney’s response, and Professor Catherine Fisk’s reply. Thanks to Heather and C... More »

Guest Post: The Takings Clause and Sweeney v. Pence

Published September 4th, 2014 -

Heather Whitney is a Lecturer in Law and Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago. She clerked for Chief Judge Wood before starting at Chicago. The views expressed here are her own and do not necessarily represent those of Judge Wood. In an op-ed b... More »