Labor Issues

Will city voters roll back minimum-wage hike?

California voters apparently aren’t the only ones who believe that wealth can be created by government edict and income inequality fixed by approving ever-higher minimum-wage rates. In the 72,000-population …

Read before signing: Fearing Janus case, unions try to trap workers into dues payments

Sacramento — With the end of mandatory unionization on the horizon thanks to an expected U.S. Supreme Court decision, the nation’s public-sector unions are trying a variety of tactics …

Don’t believe the hype: Janus ruling will help public employee union members – and unions

The rhetoric from union organizers has been expectedly overheated regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s coming review of the Janus v. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) case that …

Janus case: Friends of the court offer weak defense of mandatory union dues

The nation’s public-sector unions have all but thrown in the towel on the notion of mandatory dues, yet various legal theorists and organizations have submitted briefs to the …

Bill to unionize Capitol staffers is ridiculous, but cynics might find a bright side

If you believe that mandatory unionization is a solution to almost every state problem rather than the prime cause of California governmental dysfunction, then you’ll love an idea that …

Stop worrying and learn to love robots

Even as unemployment falls throughout the United States, many people fear that their jobs will soon vanish. An October 2017 poll from Pew Research, for example, found that …

Unions rigged the rules, but can do little more than brace for end of mandatory union dues

Virtually everyone enjoys the prospect of watching the class bully, who has spent ages tormenting the weak and powerless, get a justified comeuppance. It’s particularly entertaining when the tough …

NAFTA negotiators should respect domestic labor rules

The following blog post was co-authored by R Street Research Assistant Randy Loayza. As the United States, Canada and Mexico continue to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, …

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