Robert Alt

Janus decision protects workers who dissent from union

Robert Alt July 01, 2018

Buckeye’s Robert Alt writes in The Columbus Dispatch, “Public-sector workers won the long-overdue right to be respected, irrespective of their individual decisions regarding union membership. And, in a nation founded upon the consent of the governed, the standard of consent adopted by the Supreme Court in Janus finally gives our hardworking public servants the voice and choice they have always deserved.”

Non-union, public-sector employees will be free from tyranny after Janus decision

Robert Alt June 28, 2018

The Buckeye Institute’s Robert Alt writes in The Hill saying, “More responsive unions funded by members who affirmatively consent and an abiding respect for First Amendment rights are principles that all Americans can applaud regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum. We are a nation founded upon the principle of the consent of the governed.”

The Buckeye Institute’s President and CEO Robert Alt: Janus v. AFSCME Decision a Victory for Workers and First Amendment

Robert Alt June 27, 2018

Columbus, OHRobert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute, issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME.

The Money Behind Janus: It’s Déjà vu All Over Again

Robert Alt February 26, 2018

This morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. The case asks a similar question to one raised just two years ago in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association — namely whether forcing a public employee to choose between subsidizing a union’s political speech or being subject to termination for failure to do so violates the First Amendment.

Hand-me-down unions don't work for current workers

Robert Alt February 08, 2018

Buckeye’s Robert Alt highlights the need to worker voting rights, writing in The Hill, “It is time for unions to embrace their democratic heritage and support their own members’ right to vote. It is time for all of us to join together to create more perfect unions. It is time for public employees to have a voice and a choice. It is time for worker voting rights.”

It's Time For Public Sector Workers To Be Given A Voice And Choice

Robert Alt November 27, 2017

Every morning, hardworking men and women in every state drink their coffee and diligently go to work on our behalf—in our neighborhoods as public school teachers, home care workers, engineers, and in agencies protecting the environment. Unfortunately, while these civic-minded professionals go to work for us, the labor unions that they must join in order to teach our children or serve our communities do not always work for them...There is a solution.

Smart Justice: The All-Star Series

Robert Alt May 03, 2017

Co-sponsor: U.S. Justice Action Network
Speakers: Maurice Clarett; Director Gary Mohr, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction; Robert Alt, president & CEO, The Buckeye Institute 

Lunchtime Debate with The Federalist Society: Should the FDA Regulate E-Cigarettes?

Robert Alt January 12, 2017

Co-sponsor: Columbus Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society

Buckeye files brief in Supreme Court to keep donors off government lists

Robert Alt January 10, 2017

The federal government is attempting to compel The Independence Institute in Colorado to produce its donor list. The government claims that because The Independence Institute ran an ad that referenced candidates within 60 days of the election, The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) requires The Independence Institute to disclose its donors. The ad did not endorse or oppose either candidate.

Interested Party Testimony Before the Ohio Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee on Amended House Bill 347

Robert Alt November 30, 2016

Amended House Bill 347 takes a positive step in defending the property rights of Ohio citizens, while not impeding law enforcement’s ability to prevent crime, pursue criminals, and secure convictions. The bill adds measured safeguards to asset forfeiture proceedings by requiring a criminal conviction in most cases.