REPORT: Union Membership Increases Slightly in Ohio While National Decline Continues

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual report on union membership for 2018 has been officially released and the results are not good for labor unions. The share of workers participating in unions declined to 10.5 percent, down from 10.7 percent in 2017. This translates to roughly 14.7 million active…

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Union Leaders Backing Sherrod Brown Just ‘Empty PR Stunts’

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) bragged at a recent senatorial debate that he had the full support of Ohio’s labor unions and law enforcement community. But that may be a stretch. Detective Steve Loomis, former president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, penned an op-ed in the Lima News calling out Brown for…

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Days of Forced Unionization of Public Employees May Soon Be Over in Ohio, Minnesota, and Nationwide

Kathy Uradnik is not unlike thousands of other public employees across the United States. She is a longtime professor at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. But over her 20-year career at the university she has been treated, she says, like a redheaded stepchild, a second-class employee. She’s…

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President Trump Puts an End to Taxpayer Subsidies for Unions

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by Richard Manning   Government employee unions have enjoyed an absolute boondoggle in recent years, receiving hundreds of millions in taxpayer funds. But the boon could soon be over thanks to a new executive order from President Donald Trump. Last Friday, the president signed an executive order requiring that federal…

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