public employee unions

Janus Is Only the Beginning

Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case has heartened conservatives throughout the nation, especially in non-right-to-work states such as California that require public employees to pay dues to their respective unions. We need to keep our expectations in line. Don’t get me wrong: Janus is a huge victory and the unions are smarting from it, but it will take other efforts to roll back the current level of pay and benefits, halt the pension-spiking deals and other giveaways, and get rid of the protections that make it impossible to get rid of public employees.

Surprise! Legislature Won’t Unionize Its Staff

Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator

The California Legislature constantly does the bidding of public-sector and private unions,and imposes wage rules and work laws that make it difficult to do business here. Why shouldn’t lawmakers have to deal with the same laws themselves? Nothing would accomplish that more successfully than allowing their own employees to unionize. What’s good enough for us should be good enough for them.

‘But Gorsuch’ Is More Than a Slogan

Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator

The Janus case (practically speaking, this case could — and probably will — dramatically roll back the power of government unions in non-right-to-work states) is a big one. And it might really help those of us living in blue states. It’s not the most watched result of the Trump presidency, but it could be one of the most substantive results of it to date. Anyway, waiting for the court’s decision certainly is more satisfying than throwing stress balls — or banging my head — against the wall.

Good Riddance to the Blue State Model

James Piereson, American Greatness

As blue state leaders adjust their policies, their states will gradually become more competitive with their peers in the federal system. At the same time, such policies, difficult as they may be to accept, will salve the inflamed relations among the blue and red states and perhaps help to heal the divide that now threatens to tear the country apart—something that can only be good for America.

Wisconsin Conservatives Uniting Behind Leah Vukmir For US Senate

Wisconsin’s Far-Left Senator Tammy Baldwin has been ripe for a conservative challenge since the day she walked on to the Senate Floor – and in state Senator Leah Vukmir it looks like Baldwin is about to get the principled conservative opponent needed to build on the Trump victory in Wisconsin and flip that Senate seat from blue to red.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say “No” to Paul Ryan’s Puerto Rico Bailout

The Puerto Rico bailout had been expected to pass the House last week but was delayed when conservatives objected that it would allow Puerto Rico to refuse to pay almost half of its debt.  Conservatives also oppose any taxpayer bailout, which Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP leadership have mentioned as another possibility.

MO GOP Biting Back at Lib Laws

Awr Hawkins, Breitbart

The GOP-led Missouri House Maj. Leader John Diehl (R) wants to override all of Gov. Nixon's (D) vetos, including ones on gun rights, tax cuts, and restrictions on unions.