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Closing the skills gap is a more effective way to increase people’s income than raising the minimum wage

The job sector is facing two issues: (1) employers cannot find qualified individuals to fill positions in their companies (2) individuals do not qualify for high paying high skilled jobs. The solution to both of these is to not force companies to pay unskilled workers much more than they are worth. Instead efforts should be used to close skills gap and make sure job seekers have opportunities to acquire technical skills that are more valuable in the workplace....

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Public sector unions have pattern of committing forgery against their own members

Government unions aren’t happy their grip on public employees’ paychecks has been loosened. So, they hide behind bureaucratic minutiae to prevent dissatisfied members from leaving and have even resorted to the criminal activity of forgery to illegally continue collecting dues. This is wrong. ...

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California state law meant to protect gig economy workers is crushing them

California's law, limiting employers' use of classifying workers as contractors rather than employees is hurting the same people it intended to protect. The law, termed AB-5, meant to provide gig  economy workers the same benefits as regular employees has caused some  Freelancers to see a  decline in business and income....

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Teacher-hero Rebecca Friedrichs goes to Washington

Rebecca Friedrichs, a 28-year veteran teacher and the name behind the game-changing legal case (Friedrichs v. CTA) that paved the way for government employee freedom, recently met with the Trump administration to discuss the importance of school choice and how state and national teachers’ unions are destroying educational opportunity for parents and students. Photo Source: Shealah Craighead...

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Oregon public school employees stand up for their rights by taking on teachers’ union

Four Oregon public school employees filed suit against their union, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), for refusing to honor their union resignation requests and not stopping dues deductions. This lawsuit is similar to other cases across the country—including in Minnesota....

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Alaska governor working quickly to defend public employees’ First Amendment rights

Last year’s Janus v. AFSCME decision by the U.S. Supreme Court freed public employees from being forced to financially support a government union, but the affected states are not fully in compliance with the ruling, and Alaska is working to be the first state to change that....

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