By Michael Barone | 07/16/14 03:00 PM
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 lives.
By Stephen Moore | 07/09/14 05:04 PM
Right-to-work is back in the spotlight, thanks to the recent Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Quinn.
By Sean Higgins | 07/07/14 05:47 PM
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.
By Sean Higgins | 07/03/14 03:26 PM
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.
By Sean Higgins | 07/02/14 06:16 PM
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.
By Sean Higgins | 07/01/14 06:07 AM
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.
By Sean Higgins | 06/30/14 06:31 PM
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...
By Associated Press | 06/30/14 09:05 AM
The Supreme Court says public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.
By Sean Higgins | 06/25/14 05:57 PM
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.
By Red Jahncke | 06/20/14 04:21 PM
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...
By Sean Higgins | 06/18/14 06:31 PM
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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