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  • How Obama is turning liberalism into an instrument of coercion

    Liberals just aren't very liberal these days. The word “liberal” comes from the Latin word meaning freedom, and in the 19th century liberals in this country and abroad stood for free speech, free exercise of religion, free markets, free trade -- for minimal state interference in people's...

  • Why every state should guarantee the right to work

    Right-to-work is back in the spotlight, thanks to the recent Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Quinn.

  • Big Labor's big problems with the Supreme Court

    About the best thing that Big Labor can say about the recently concluded Supreme Court term is that it could have been much worse for them.

  • Union leaders having a hard time talking about Harris v. Quinn

    It's not easy to make to a convincing argument that labor organizations should have the right to extract money directly from the paychecks of people who don't want to be union members in the first place, which is ultimately what Harris v. Quinn was about.

  • Despite Supreme Court ruling, Illinois caregivers still obligated to meet with union

    A Supreme Court majority may have said Monday that Illinois cannot force state-subsidized home healthcare workers to support a union, but that doesn't mean that state officials will make it easy for those workers to be left alone.

  • High court favors caregivers in Harris v. Quinn, but refrains from banning union-only contracts in public sector

    Big Labor was spared a potentially devastating blow by the Supreme Court Monday when it issued a narrow ruling in the case Harris v. Quinn.

  • How a suburban homemaker humbled Illinois and Big Labor

    Pam Harris, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Harris v. Quinn, was watching the news Monday with some of her co-plaintiffs when the announcement came that they had won. As the verdict was being read, one of the co-plaintiffs whispered into Harris' ear, "It looks like they knocked on...

  • Union officials take stock after court decision

    CHICAGO (AP) — A union representing Illinois' home health care workers took stock Monday of the potential for lost revenue and dues-paying members after the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions. The High Court ruled unions can't collect fees from home health care workers...

  • Illinois unions object to Supreme Court ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — A union representing Illinois home care workers is criticizing a Supreme Court ruling that found workers cannot be required to pay fees to help cover collective bargaining. Flora Johnson is a home care provider from Chicago and chair of the Executive Board of Service Employees...

  • Supreme Court rules home workers' union can't make nonmembers pay fees

    The Supreme Court says public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.

  • Did caregivers in Illinois ever back a union in the first place?

    Illinois' own official legal brief in a case before the Supreme Court, known as Harris v. Quinn, raises the question of whether the Service Employees International Union ever had the support of a majority of the caregivers it forced to join a union in the first place.

  • Voters should dismiss governors behind child care worker unions

    Within days, the Supreme Court will decide Harris v. Quinn, a case involving a bizarre form of "public sector" labor union that has proliferated in recent years, mostly pursuant to executive orders of liberal Democratic state governors. Having governors as union organizers is particularly...

  • Only a quarter of Illinois home day care providers backed unionization

    Did a majority of Illinois day care providers ever really want to join the Service Employees International Union? That's the interesting question raised by a recent report from the conservative Illinois Policy Institute. In 2005, the state recognized the SEIU as the exclusive bargaining...



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