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F. Vincent Vernuccio

Director of Labor Policy

F. Vincent Vernuccio is director of labor policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He is also a senior fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute. 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 The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, 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.

Worker’s Choice: Freeing Unions and Workers From Forced Representation

Event in Lansing discusses new legislation … more

Michigan Lawmaker Introduces Worker’s Choice Bill

Legislation would increase worker rights and free unions from representing those who do not pay dues … more

Mackinac Center Offers Labor Reform Ideas in Time for Labor Day

Op-ed on top reforms in The Detroit News … more

Worker’s Choice Popular in Michigan, Nationwide

National Employee Freedom Week poll finds overwhelming support of idea … more

Survey: Most Union Members Support Worker’s Choice

Wall Street Journal features Mackinac Center concept … more

Union Should Secure the Retirement of Their Members

New op-ed discusses Teamster pension problems in Washington Examiner … more

Workers Could Feel Pinch of Obama’s Overtime Rule

Vernuccio op-ed published in The Detroit News … more

Uber Disrupts Organized Labor and a Union may get More Dues Paying Members

Uber May Be Opening Door for 21st Century Unionization

Vernuccio op-ed published in Huffington Post … more

As Right-to-Work Expands, So Do Union Membership Rolls

Right-to-Work Makes Unions Stronger

Vernuccio op-ed in Washington Examiner … more

Despite a Setback, Right-to-Work is Advancing Across America

Vernuccio: Teacher Sickouts Hurt Kids

Mackinac labor policy director interviewed by Fox Business … more

West Virginia Right-to-Work May Turn on Supreme Court Race

Possible backtracking on worker freedom if union-endorsed candidate elected … more

Worker’s Choice Solves Free-/Forced-Rider Problem in Wisconsin

Vernuccio op-ed explains idea in national publications … more

Hung Supreme Court Delays Freedom for Public Employees

Public employees' First Amendment rights are on hold … more

Vernuccio Joined WXYZ for Primary Night

How labor issues factor into the 2016 election … more

UNION RECERTIFICATION

Most union members have never had a say in which union represents them in their workplace. This is because once a union is certified, it normally maintains that certification indefinitely. When new employees start on the job, they are simply given a union card and told which union is representing them — they have no voice in the matter.  … more

Majority of States in Country Are Now Right-to-Work

West Virginia Legislature overrides Governor’s veto … more

Vernuccio Interviewed by Wall Street Journal

West Virginia Legislature votes for right-to-work … more

West Virginia House Vote Could Tip National Scale on Right-to-Work

State poised to become 26th right-to-work state … more

Vernuccio Testifies on Right-to-Work in West Virginia

Director of Labor Policy described how states benefit from worker freedom … more

Center Featured in West Virginia Media

West Virginia could become 26th right-to-work state … more

Vernuccio Op-ed Published on FoxNews.com

Labor policy director discusses Friedrichs case in press … more

Vernuccio Quoted on UAW Bullying in The Detroit News

Coverage of intimidation by UAW local … more

Mackinac Center Research Featured in The Detroit News

Vernuccio quoted on Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association … more

Forbes publishes Vernuccio op-ed on minimum wage protests

Two bills passed by Michigan Senate will protect small businesses … more

Video Revealing Electoral Success of Legislators Who Support Labor Reforms Released

Mackinac Center video timeline analyzes political outcomes in Midwestern states … more

Vernuccio and Bowman Author Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

The future of the UAW members under right-to-work … more

Vernuccio Quoted In Washington Examiner

Discussing Scott Walker's labor reforms … more

Vernuccio Quoted on UAW Opt Out in The Detroit News

Michigan autoworkers can soon leave their union … more

Watch Vernuccio Discuss Labor Reform at Heritage

Panel discussion on right-to-work and wages … more

Vernuccio Interviewed for Ohio Watchdog

Examining the economic effects of right-to-work laws … more

Employees Need a Choice

Celebrating National Employee Freedom Week … more

Fox News Features Fight Against Release Time

Public money funds union activities in many states … more

Washington Examiner Quotes Vernuccio on Proposed Labor Reform

Employee Rights Act would increase worker freedom … more

Labor Reform Not a Death Knell for Legislators After All

Timeline shows reformer success in later elections … more

Mackinac Center Reveals Interactive Webpage Detailing Labor Reforms and Political Outcomes

Five states’ labor reforms analyzed … more

Article on Worker's Choice in Forbes

Vernuccio discusses recent developments in labor reform … more

Time to Give Workers a Full Choice

Idaho Lawmakers Embrace Open Meetings, Michigan Still Waiting for Transparency

New law may be "the best in the nation" … more

A Possible Uber Setback for Ride-sharing in California

Examining the distinction between a contractor and an employee … more

Worker's Choice Study Featured in National and State Media

Study proposes fix to free/forced rider issue … more

Worker's Choice: Freeing Unions and Workers from Forced Representation

Worker’s Choice provides a method to fix the "free/forced rider" issue that exists in right-to-work states. Without requiring a complete overhaul of collective bargaining laws, this policy can free unions from having to provide services to employees who do not support them, and allow individual employees to represent themselves and negotiate independently with their employers. … more

How Right-to-Work Can Make Unions Stronger

Unions can still collectively bargain, but must earn support of workers … more

Weak Membership Growth Shows Need for New Union

Why Worker Freedom is Right for Wisconsin