Just how much damage do proponents of “compassion” get to inflict, anyway?
Recent research has shown that teachers are by far the most important factor in student achievement—some 20 times as important as other factors, like class size or socioeconomic status.
Deathly afraid that sky-high property tax rates in Nevada will trigger an historic tax revolt, members of the state’s tax-consuming class are clearly in a dither.
For many months now, members of Nevada’s Culinary union have been hearing from their union brass that this year’s merger with UNITE, the big needle trades union, was just what the doctor ordered.
A recent poll found that two-thirds of the respondents intend to vote for the proposed increase in Nevada’s minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.15 per hour on November 2nd.
Unfortunately, those who vote “yes” on Question 6 will be harming the very people that the initiative is supposed to help.
Here’s a big surprise. Violence accompanied Nevada’s latest Teamster strike.
Most Nevadans aren’t aware of it, but the Silver State has one of the lowest poverty rates in the country.
See if you can spot a pattern here. The state AFL-CIO puts on the November ballot a proposed constitutional amendment. It describes this to the media as a measure to raise the minimum wage by a dollar an hour. Except that the fine print of the proposed amendment turns out to exempt companies from the law if they make a deal with Big Labor! Yes, the scheme would give labor union officials the legal power to permit union companies to hire new employees at rates below the new minimum wage. It’s an engraved invitation to mob-style union corruption.
If you want to understand why the AFL-CIO brass made a hard-left turn in the 1990s, some closed-door remarks of federation President John Sweeney provide a major clue.