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Benefit of right-to-work laws hard to measure

December 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Michigan, the heart of American manufacturing, became the latest state to become a “right-to-work” state this week, prohibiting compulsory union participation. The move was greeted by demonstrations by protesters angered by the erosion of union power in the state. Continue Reading

VIEWPOINT: Today is Labor Day, not Union Day

September 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Most Americans realize that Labor Day is about celebrating workers, not union bosses, but that won’t stop Big Labor’s apologists from seizing the spotlight to demand more power. Continue Reading

Minnesota GOP senators want vote on ‘right to work’

March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A group of Republican state senators say they want the full Senate to vote on a constitutional amendment that would make union membership voluntary in Minnesota, despite signs the bill is stalled at the Capitol. Continue Reading

Unions target lawmakers in right-to-work fight

March 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota’s unions are airing radio and television advertisements complaining about a Republican-backed right-to-work constitutional amendment.
A Senate committee on Monday narrowly approved the bill, which overturns a state requirement that workers either belong to unions, or pay dues, in union shops. The future of the bill is uncertain. Continue Reading

Minnesota union airs TV ad opposing ‘right to work’

March 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The ads started airing today, the day after a Senate committee approved the right to work amendment which if passed by voters would make union membership voluntary in Minnesota. Continue Reading

Minn. union airs TV, radio ads against ‘right to work’

March 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota AFL-CIO is airing TV and radio ads across Minnesota against a constitutional amendment under consideration at the Capitol that would curb union strength. Continue Reading

Right-to-work bill advances

March 12, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

On 7-6 vote, bill moves to another committee
ST. PAUL Conservative Republican state Sens. Gretchen Hoffman and Bill Ingebrigtsen often see eye-to-eye. Continue Reading

Minnesota right-to-work bill advances in Senate on split vote

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Several hundred union members from around the state gathered, chanting “just vote no” and “hey, hey, ho, ho, attacks on workers have to go” outside the hearing room, at times drowning out testifiers. Continue Reading

Senate committee votes 7-6 to have Minnesotans decide ‘right to work’

March 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A Minnesota Senate committee on Monday passed a bill that would let voters statewide decide if Minnesota should be a right-to-work state with voluntary union membership. Continue Reading

Unions crowd Minnesota Capitol over ‘right to work’

March 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Hundreds of union members flooded Minnesota’s Capitol Monday to protest loudly as a Senate committee weighed whether to make Minnesota a “right to work” state. Continue Reading