Category Archives: Project Labor Agreements

Will Prosperity Be On The 2012 Ballot?

What we’re reading this morning, courtesy of David Nace: The events of the 1980s clearly demonstrate that the middle class benefits from government policies that promote prosperity rather than programs that promote dependency at the expense of prosperity. The real question going into to the 2012 election is whether middle-class voters will see through the […]
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The Green Jobs Myth

Those of us old enough remember a time when Greens and Blue Collars didn’t play well together, largely because environmentalists often demanded economically damaging policies that would put manufacturing and construction jobs at risk (think: spotted owl and timber workers). Then came a stroke of political genius — GREEN JOBS! Political genius, yes, because it […]
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Believe in Freedom? Union Says "There's A Price To Pay"

A gentleman recently shared his beliefs that employees should have the right to work without having to pay union dues and offered the opinion that unions can be bad for business and economic growth. So what happened? He got picketed. And he got threatened. The response from a union official: “We just wanted Mr. Kfoury […]
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Believe in Freedom? Union Says “There’s A Price To Pay”

A gentleman recently shared his beliefs that employees should have the right to work without having to pay union dues and offered the opinion that unions can be bad for business and economic growth. So what happened? He got picketed. And he got threatened. The response from a union official: “We just wanted Mr. Kfoury […]
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The Disgusting, Literal Assault on A Non-Union Employer

LaborUnionReport.com has this breaking story: Until Wednesday, the worst of the union attacks on King and his business came in the mid-eighties during the UAW strike at AP Parts. During a lull during the lengthy strike, King’s business was picketed by more than 50 IBEW picketers. This was at a time when he only had […]
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HTA in TDC: "Big Labor is literally threatening businesses"

Everyone knows Big Labor looks out first and foremost for Big Labor Bosses, right? Well, you probably should. Case in point, the major setback for organized labor strategists who spent $30 million trying to unseat several Republican state legislators in Wisconsin whose only sin was voting for Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to rein in spending […]
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HTA in TDC: “Big Labor is literally threatening businesses”

Everyone knows Big Labor looks out first and foremost for Big Labor Bosses, right? Well, you probably should. Case in point, the major setback for organized labor strategists who spent $30 million trying to unseat several Republican state legislators in Wisconsin whose only sin was voting for Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to rein in spending […]
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Jim Crow Lives On

Most people outside of the construction industry are surprised to learn that the wages and benefits paid to workers on government construction projects are set by the government and construction unions, not by the marketplace. As taxpayers, they are generally outraged when they learn that these wages may be double the market wages in many […]
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Today's Must-Read: "How unions are stifling American growth"

Ever been curious about examples of how union bosses and their contracts harm economic growth? Look no further than USA Today for some great examples. But first, the conclusion: Union contractors, who are increasingly losing projects to non-union contractors, are intent on getting contracts that will enforce a fully productive eight-hour workday earning an eight-hour […]
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Today’s Must-Read: “How unions are stifling American growth”

Ever been curious about examples of how union bosses and their contracts harm economic growth? Look no further than USA Today for some great examples. But first, the conclusion: Union contractors, who are increasingly losing projects to non-union contractors, are intent on getting contracts that will enforce a fully productive eight-hour workday earning an eight-hour […]
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