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Poll: 82% of Utahns support right to work

  Roughly 4 out of every 5 Utah adults support allowing union employees to leave their union without force or penalty, a concept generally referred to as right to work. That’s the finding of a new poll, released today by … Continue reading

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Collective bargaining means less-affordable services for taxpayers

Do you think paying 12 percent more for a house than you need to is a good idea? What about when it comes to services provided by state and local government employees? Economists at Miami (Ohio) University and Trinity University[i] … Continue reading

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Unions: ‘As dead as a Ding-Dong’?

The latest to fall victim to unions? The Twinkie. Hostess, the maker of the iconic Twinkie, announced it is filing for bankruptcy after unions rejected the company’s reduced union benefits proposal. In short, the unions wouldn’t blinkie. Goodbye, Twinkie. James … Continue reading

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The ultimate reform for public employee unions: ditch them

In the wake of yesterday’s bigger-than-expected margin of victory for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in his recall election, we thought we’d highlight just what his reforms have accomplished so far and suggest the “ultimate” reform: end public employee unions by … Continue reading

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Union pensions: the next government bailout?

A recent Weekly Standard (WS) article chronicles a coming financial and economic crisis in union pension plans with gloomy implications for Utah’s (and the nation’s) economy. In short, the article describes a scenario in which these plans may become the … Continue reading

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Public employee unions: a ‘50-year mistake’?

Recent events in Wisconsin have caused many people to consider what role, if any, public employee unions should play in negotiations over salaries and working conditions. Though on a smaller scale, events this week in Sandy and Salt Lake City … Continue reading

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