LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Of unions and nonprofit bogeymen

I would like to take the opportunity to respond to Dr. John E. Stapleford’s opinion piece printed in the Delaware State News Sept. 7 edition entitled “Court ruling a game-changer in mandatory union dues.” First off, far be it for me as a patriotic constitutional defending citizen to tell anyone that they have to join […]

Vote on Sussex right-to-work law postponed

DOVER — After hearing from more than 40 people over the course of four-plus hours, Sussex County Council voted to defer action on a proposal that would make the county a right-to-work locale. Right-to-work laws protect workers from being forced to join a union as a condition of employment at a business. Such laws exist […]

COMMENTARY: Workers reject the UAW – again

Employees at Ohio’s Fuyao Glass America plant voted last week against the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. The final tally was 886 to 441 — a devastating loss for a union that desperately needed a win. This consequences of the loss will be felt far beyond the Ohio border. Private-sector union membership continues at a […]

COMMENTARY: Free rides costly to workers

The national campaign to destroy unions, funded by corporate bosses like the Koch brothers, has launched an attack on Sussex County workers. Councilman Rob Arlett is leading this attack with his proposed ordinance to make Sussex County a right-to-work zone. Right-to-work laws prevent unions from collecting fees from workers whom they bargained for but who […]

COMMENTARY: Another Labor Day without labor reform

This Labor Day, millions of Americans will celebrate their day off with backyard barbecues and a family trip to the beach. But we shouldn’t lose sight of the holiday’s deeper meaning. Labor Day celebrates employees’ “freedom of association,” our right to choose the workplace best suited to us. Unfortunately, workplace freedom is not a reality […]