Charles W. Baird

Charles W. Baird
Charles Baird is a professor of economics emeritus at California State University at East Bay.

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Predatory Boards and Workers without Rights

Current labor law imposes unwanted representation on an unwilling membership
APRIL 15, 2015

Throughout the United States, workers are trying to escape labor unions, but the federal government denies them any right of exit.


#10 – “I Have a Right!”

JUNE 20, 2014

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


Outrage in Illinois

FEBRUARY 21, 2014

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.


Employer Neutrality Agreements in Court

NOVEMBER 12, 2013

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


Rex Obama and SCOTUS’ Labor Pains

Will the U.S.’s highest court rein in the Obama Administration and the NLRB?
AUGUST 26, 2013

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.


Milton Friedman, Right to Work, and Free Riders

APRIL 09, 2013

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 Until the NLRA is repealed, however, right-to-work at least offers some relief from the effects of monopoly bargaining.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

Progressive taxes are both arbitrary and unfair.


School Buses, Teamsters, and Rent-Seeking

DECEMBER 03, 2012

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.


Attack on Freedom of Association

NLRB, Teamsters, and Senate gang up.
MAY 07, 2012

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.


The Employee Rights Act

APRIL 26, 2012


Hilda Solis, Secretary of Unions

What's she have in common with Lenin?
OCTOBER 10, 2011

Hilda Solis thinks labor unions are so obviously virtuous that any worker who votes against unionization does so only because evil labor relations consultants have conspired to muddle the worker's brain.


Crony Unionism: Government Sector

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011


Crony Unionism: Private Sector

MAY 25, 2011


Card Check Without Congress

FEBRUARY 24, 2011


Taking On Unions

OCTOBER 22, 2010


Henry Hazlitt on Unions: Part II

American Unionism Violates the Freedom of Association
JULY 08, 2010


Unions Lose Respect

JUNE 29, 2010


ObamaCare and Unions

MARCH 24, 2010
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