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Why unions are spending millions to fight Missouri’s proposed right-to-work law

by Renata Sago Aug 7, 2018
If passed by voters Tuesday, it would change the way unions collect money from members.
The AFL-CIO signage on the building at the intersection of 16th Street NW and Eye Street, just two blocks north of the White House, is 2005 in Washington, D.C.
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Janus decision could hurt private-sector unions, too

by Mitchell Hartman Jun 29, 2018
The Supreme Court’s Janus decision only applies to public-sector unions, barring them from compelling nonunion members to pay agency fees that are meant to cover the costs of collective bargaining and other union services. But some powerful private-sector unions — including the…

States may need to rewrite contracts and laws in the wake of Supreme Court’s Janus ruling

by Mitchell Hartman Jun 27, 2018
How might states be affected by overturning the established precedent allowing public-sector unions to collect fees from nonunion members? In places where the so-called agency fees have been allowed, state officials will have to rewrite the law and revise contracts…

Supreme Court deals big setback to labor unions

by Marketplace Weekend Staff and Associated Press Jun 27, 2018
The justices are scrapping a decision that had allowed states to require that public employees pay some fees to unions that represent them, even if the workers choose not to join.
Union members held signs during a rally outside of San Francisco City Hall on Feb. 26 in San Francisco, California, as the U.S. Supreme Court began to hear oral arguments in the Janus V. AFSCME case.
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How to grow a union in an anti-union state

by Jana Kasperkevic Feb 26, 2018
In the South, where people are “ashamed to tell their neighbors that they are in a union,” one labor organization is turning things around.
Demonstrators rally in front of city hall in solidarity with union workers across the country on February 26, 2011 in New York City.
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Why unions are so worried about right-to-work laws

by Jana Kasperkevic Feb 24, 2017
It has to do with money, power and influence.
Labor union members protest Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed budget cuts in 2011.
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Missouri could soon join the ranks of right-to-work states

by Marketplace Contributor Jan 27, 2017
Right to work bars unions from requiring workers to pay dues as a condition of employment.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens makes his State of the State speech on Jan. 17. Greitens supports a right-to-work measure, which would bar unions and employers from requiring workers to pay dues.
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'Right-to-work' arrives for Michigan's unions

by David Weinberg Mar 28, 2013
Michigan's new 'right-to-work' law goes into effect, stripping unions in the state of many protections and privileges.

Michigan injects politics into tourism slogan

by Mark Garrison Jan 11, 2013
“Pure Michigan” has been a popular tourism slogan. But the state is now using it to attract businesses by touting a new law that curbs union power.

Michigan residents seek new path to the middle class

by Marketplace Contributor Dec 19, 2012
Community college replaces unionized auto factories as landmarks of economic mobility in Flint, Mich.