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Supreme Court's Harris Ruling Could Affect All Government Unions

In barring state governments from forcing home caregivers to join a labor union, the U.S. Supreme Court this week also took big swipes at a prior ruling that allows states to force full-time state workers to join unions. “They destroyed Abood in every conceivable way,” said Professor Josh Blackman of South Texas College of Law, referring to this week’s 5-4 ruling in Harris v. Quinn. The Harris ruling also addresses Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, a 1977 Supreme Court case that allowed...

Blame Government Policies, Not Companies, for Reincorporating Abroad

Recent corporate mergers and acquisitions – and talk of more in the works – have some Americans, including federal legislators, accusing the companies of being “unpatriotic,” “freeloaders,” and “avoiding their fair share” of taxes. In response, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today led a group of other Democrat senators in introducing the “Patriot Employer Tax Credit Act,” which he said in a statement “will reward businesses that exemplify American values and treat workers fairly – not...

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