On Thursday, September 5 Cascade Policy Institute will be partnering with the Freedom Foundation to host the Northwest Employee Freedom One Night Event. National labor policy expert Vincent Vernuccio of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy will share the story of how Michigan passed historic labor reform last year, becoming the 24th right-to-work state. Join us with other labor experts to learn more about the local efforts to increase employee freedom in Washington and Oregon.
In Oregon, signatures may soon be solicited to place Initiative Petition 9 (the Public Employee Choice Act) on the November 2014 General Election Ballot. It would allow anyone to become or remain a public employee without being required to join a labor union or pay dues or “fair share” fees.
F. Vincent Vernuccio
Vernuccio is director of labor policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He is a graduate
of the Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Mich. Under President George W. Bush he served as special assistant to the assistant secretary for administration and management in the Department of Labor. Vernuccio has published articles and op-eds in such newspapers and magazines as Investor’s Business Daily, The New York Times, The Washington Times, National Review, Forbes and The American Spectator. He has been cited in several books, and he is a frequent contributor on national television and radio shows, such as “Your World” with Neil Cavuto and Varney and Company. Vernuccio is a sought-after voice on labor panels nationally and in Washington, D.C. A regular guest on Fox News channels, Vernuccio has been described by Stuart Varney as a “top union watchdog.” He has advised senators and congressmen on a multitude of labor-related issues. He testified before the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and Labor Policy. Vernuccio lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.