Paul Kersey is director of labor policy at the Illinois Policy Institute and served as director of labor policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy from September 2007 to May 2012.

Kersey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In 1993, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois.

After practicing law in Livonia, Mich., for several years, Kersey served on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Government Reform and Oversight Committee. He then spent three years at the National Right to Work Committee as director of state legislation. In that role, he analyzed and responded to labor legislation in all 50 states.

The Incredible Shrinking Labor Movement

The Minimum Wage Is Hardest on the Poor

The Economic Effects of the Minimum Wage

MESSA: Keeping school districts from saving money on health care

Let Cintas Workers Make Up Their Own Minds

There is no need to pressure Cintas into a neutrality or card-check agreement. When a majority of Cintas workers are convinced they want a union, they will vote to have one. … more

Why School Districts Can’t Save on Health Care

The MEA and MESSA have set up an obstacle course that prevents public schools from introducing competition for teachers’ health care coverage or putting reasonable limits on the extent of care. … more

Federal Labor Law Aggravates NMH Strike

The Time Is Right for a Right-To-Work Law

A Bit More Light on Union Finances