On Tuesday, several unions filed a lawsuit, challenging the constitutionality of a recent Wisconsin law which bans mandatory union dues as a condition of employment. The policy, known as right-to-work, was signed into law Monday by Gov. Scott Walker after it passed both the state senate and assembly. The Wisconsin AFL-CIO from the beginning has fought the law by helping to organize rallies in front of the state capital. Now, in its latest attempt to stop the policy, it has filed charges against the new law. The AFL-CIO is getting support from the Machinists Local Lodge 1061 and the United Steelworkers District 2.
The National Labor Relations Board, that is supposed to protect employees from unfair management or union practices, has become a biased advocate for big labor, according to a newly released congressional report. This all comes from a report released Thursday by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform.