Charles W. Baird


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Clichés of Progressivism

#10 – “I Have a Right!”

JUNE 20, 2014 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

Genuine rights are prior to government; they are part of your nature as an individual human.

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Outrage in Illinois

FEBRUARY 21, 2014 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

Labor law frequently impinges on First Amendment rights. A new case might force the Supreme Court to finally take a long look at this issue.

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Employer Neutrality Agreements in Court

NOVEMBER 12, 2013 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

The Supreme Court is hearing another case on a common union practice that violates employees' and employers' freedom of association.

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Rex Obama and SCOTUS’ Labor Pains

Will the U.S.’s highest court rein in the Obama Administration and the NLRB?

AUGUST 26, 2013 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

President Obama likes to make up the rules--even Congress'--as he goes along, especially if it means helping out union cronies. It's now up to the Supreme Court to stop him.

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Milton Friedman, Right to Work, and Free Riders

APRIL 09, 2013 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

Right-to-work opponents like to argue that Milton Friedman opposed those laws. He did, but only because he opposed monopoly bargaining power. Until the NLRA is repealed, however, right-to-work at least offers some relief from the effects of monopoly bargaining.

On Paying Our “Fair Share”

JANUARY 24, 2013 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

Progressive taxes are both arbitrary and unfair.

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School Buses, Teamsters, and Rent-Seeking

DECEMBER 03, 2012 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

If you live in Illinois, the school bus could be bringing union intimidation to a town near you. Charles Baird looks at freedom of association and unionization in the busing business.

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Attack on Freedom of Association

NLRB, Teamsters, and Senate gang up.

MAY 07, 2012 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

A necessary, but not sufficient, condition for a worker to have effective freedom of association is to be able to hear and consider both pro- and anti-unionization arguments.

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