From America Blog: http://www.americablog.com/2011/03/whats-source-of-these-anti-union.html
Meet ALEC, a right-wing group that writes state laws for Republicans
by Gaius Publius on
If it seems that all of this state-by-state union-stripping legislation is coordinated … that’s because it is coordinated. Also pre-written, gift-wrapped and hand-delivered.
Meet ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a national right-wing group that writes “model” legislation for its members. Who are it’s members? Republican state legislators and private organizations (think ExxonMobil).
Because ALEC is very secretive, only members get to know who its members are, what goes on at meetings, and what legislation is being authored and pushed. But sometimes the light shines through, and sometimes they own up.
About the union-busting laws, ALEC owned up. The New York Times, in the (next-to-last) paragraph of this story, fingers ALEC as the anti-union coordinating group (my emphasis throughout):
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