When it comes to unionizing, workers should be free of intimidation. The Goldwater Institute’s Save Our Secret Ballot effort is ensuring workers have anonymous ballots in union votes.
On November 10, 2011, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker keynoted the Goldwater Institute Annual Dinner.
Although labor unions have been trumpeting their success in overturning Ohio’s ban on public sector collective bargaining after it was referred to the ballot in last week’s election, their victory was more about voter confusion than political strength. They successfully obscured the critical distinction between private sector and public sector unions. That distinction makes all the difference because it is precisely what justifies a ban on collective bargaining in the public sector that could never be justified in the private sector.
The Goldwater Institute is representing Cindy Vong after the Arizona Board of Cosmetology shut down her foot therapy spa, which uses tiny Garra Rufa fish to eat the dead skin off of customers' feet. Ms. Vong went on the Peter Schiff Show to discuss her case.
by Art Thomason, Arizona Republic
The Mesa City Council denied two tattoo artists the constitutional protections of free speech by rejecting their efforts to open a business two years ago, the Arizona Court of Appeals said Thursday.
The decision - a first by any Arizona court on the issue of free speech protections for tattoo artists - reversed a Maricopa County Superior Court ruling that sided with the city.
Natasha Nimer had a simple question: As a trustee in a local labor union representing City of Phoenix employees, did she have a duty to check the books of a taxpayer-funded insurance account it managed?
So she asked the executive board of AFSCME Local 2960. The response was an emphatic “no.”
She dropped the matter and thought it would end there.
She was wrong.
Imagine you live in a world where all your votes are public knowledge – no voter privacy, no voting booths, and no mail-in ballots. What if you could be approached in public and asked to cast your vote on the spot?
It rarely snows in the Valley — especially in October. But the Goodyear city council is about to get snowed by United Goodyear Fire Department Local 4005.
A union push for federal “card check” legislation could make things more difficult for small businesses and open workers up to intimidation. The Goldwater Institute stands by workers’ rights to an anonymous ballot in union votes, and drafted the Save Our Secret Ballot amendment, already law in four states. While the Obama administration is fighting us in court, we will continue to stand by small businesses and their employees who deserve the right to vote in private.
How many times in a restaurant have you pondered your menu choices, wondering whether the bacon cheeseburger or the garden salad would be more heart healthy? Can't decide? Help from the government may be on the way.?
State Sen. Amanda Aguirre, D-Yuma, thinks that its state governments job to help us make better eating choices. She has introduced SB1436 which would require menus at chain restaurants to list levels of calories, trans fats and sodium for all items.
Scottsdale Fire Vote May 20
DAVID DODENHOFF SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE -- David Dodenhoff, an adjunct fellow with the Hudson Institute, is the author of a new Goldwater Institute study, "A Test of Fire: Rural/Metro and the Future of Fire Services in Scottsdale."
During the days of the long-distance telephone wars, it seemed that almost every night a sales rep would call and try to convince me to switch carriers. I would explain that I'd been with my carrier a long time, the service was excellent, and the price was right. Why would I want to switch?