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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.

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 a state’s public sector collective bargaining law, this policy can free unions from having to provide services to employees who do not support them, and allow individual public sector 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

Right to Work Isn't the Only Option

The state should give workers and unions more choices. … more

Recommendations to Improve the Labor Movement

Bringing Democracy Back to the Workplace

Bringing Democracy Back to the Workplace

Is VW the First Model for 21st Century Unionism?

New policy echoes Mackinac Center recommendations. … more

Unionization for the 21st Century: Solutions for the Ailing Labor Movement

For years union membership has been in decline. In 2012 union membership hit the lowest percentage of the American workforce since 1916. The union business model, based largely on industrial organizing efforts from the 1930s, does not appear to carry over well for today’s educated and transient workforce. This study outlines several ideas that unions could embrace that would grow their membership and improve the services workers receive. … more

2014 Election Aftermath

Unions' bark worse than their bite. … more

UAW Dues Hike Was Unnecessary

UAW Dues Hike was Unnecessary

August Opt-Out's Unexpected Publicity

Show Me the Worker Freedom

Wage Hike Would Hurt Tipped Workers

Obama Drops a Minimum Wage 'Stink Burger' On Michigan

VW and the UAW vs. Workers, Democracy and Free Speech

VW and the UAW vs. Workers, Democracy and Free Speech

Wages Rise in Right-to-Work States

For State Employees, 2014 Means Finally Having the Freedom To Choose

Don’t Buy the Hype, Go Ahead and Shop

The UFOs Have Landed and They Are Here to Represent You

Exemptions, Navigators and New Members

The UFOs Have Landed and They Are Here to Represent You

Right-to-Work on the National Stage

Unionization for the 21st Century

In Defense of Liberty: Unions, Right-to-Work and Majority Rule