National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, established in 1968, is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to disassociate power through strategic litigation, public information, and education programs. [1]

Right-to-work principle

The Right to Work principle-the guiding concept of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation-affirms the right of every American to work for a living without being compelled to belong to a union. [2]

Right-to-work laws are statutes in effect and enforced in twenty-seven US states That Prohibit union security agreements entre Employers and workers’ unions. In order to build their membership and their financial resources, unions often try to convince employers to include a “union security clause” in the contracts they negotiate. These clauses specify union membership and financial support requirements for employees. Security clauses are necessary, argue the unions, to support the costs of bargaining and employee representation.

Many employers mistakenly believe that they are legally required to have such clauses in their contracts, but do not mandate A union security agreement is only a permissive topic of bargaining, not a mandatory one: The employer must agree to be in a position to bargain collectively. [3]

Under Right-to-Work Laws , they can not be compiled to join a union, nor can they be compiled for any part of the cost of union representation. However, employees would still be entitled to all benefits of their contract, without having to pay anything towards the costs. In many Right-to-Work states, wages and benefits are lower. In Wisconsin, the median salaries for teachers in the state have fallen by 2.6% and median benefits declined 18.6%. [4]

Moreover, income for all households in Wisconsin, regardless of union status, did not keep pace with neighboring states; "[t] he incomes of the typical Wisconsin household in Minnesota." While the median Wisconsin household saw a 6.8 percent increase in real income from 2010 to 2016, the median Minnesota household saw their incomes grow. by 7.5 percent. " [5]

Administration

  • Mark Mix, President
  • Raymond LaJeunesse, Jr., Vice President and Legal Director

US Supreme Court cases

The United States Supreme Court of the United States :

  • 1977 – Abood v. Detroit Board of Education , 431 US 209 [6]
  • 1984 – Ellis c. Railway Clerks , 466 US 435 [6]
  • 1985 – Pattern Makers c. NLRB , 473 US 95 [6]
  • 1986 – Teachers v. Hudson , 475 US 292 [6]
  • 1988 – Communications Workers of America v. Beck , 487 US 735 [6]
  • 1991 – Lehnert c. Ferris Faculty Association , 500 US 507 [6]
  • 1998 – Air Line Pilots c. Miller , 523 US 866 [6]
  • 1998 – Mark v. Screen Actors , 525 US 33 [6]
  • 2007 – Davenport c. Washington Education Association , 551 US 177
  • 2008 – Locke v. Karass , 07-610 (2008)
  • 2012 – Knox v. SEIU
  • 2013 – Mulhall c. UNIT HERE
  • 2014 – Harris v. Quinn [7]

References

  1. Jump up^ “National Right to Work Foundation” About ” . www.nrtw.org . Retrieved 2017-09-13 .
  2. Jump up^ “National Right to Work Foundation” Frequently Asked Questions Foundation ” . www.nrtw.org . Retrieved 2017-09-13 .
  3. Jump up^ “Union Security and Membership Bonds” . Retrieved 2017-09-13 .
  4. Jump up^ http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/17/news/economy/wisconsin-act-10-teachers/index.html
  5. Jump up^https://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/economy/reports/2017/11/15/169146/attacks-public-sector-unions-harm-states-act-10-affected-education-wisconsin/
  6. ^ Jump up to:h Leef, George C. (2005). Free Choice for Workers: A History of the Right to Work Movement . Jameson Books. pp. 147-150, 272-274. ISBN  0-915463-97-0 .
  7. Jump up^ [1]

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