By Sean Higgins | 09/26/13 10:00 PM
Members of the Chicago-based Service Employees International Union Local 1 have gone on strike over recent job cuts by a janitorial company called Professional Maintenance. The reason for the cuts? The employer says it is because of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This is...
By Sean Higgins | 09/26/13 03:31 PM
Eight workers at a Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen plant have alleged that United Auto Workers officials used "misrepresentations, coercion, threats, and promises" in an attempt to organize the plant.
By Sean Higgins | 09/26/13 03:09 PM
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told NPR Thursday that the U.S.'s actions during the Kosovo crisis, including bombing the area without sanction from the United Nations, was illegal according to international law but still the right thing to do. President Bill Clinton ordered the...
By Sean Higgins | 09/25/13 03:48 PM
Michigan Bureau of Elections officials last week launched an investigation into the Service Employees International Union's financing of a statewide ballot initiative in 2012.
By Sean Higgins | 09/25/13 02:10 PM
Alec MacGillis' epic 9,000-word investigation into the inner workings of the Clinton Global Foundation (now the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation) posted Sunday in the New Republic is only the latest probe into the more questionable associations of the multi-billion-dollar...
By Sean Higgins | 09/24/13 11:02 AM
One of the arguments Sen. Ted Cruz has made for defunding Obamacare is that even Big Labor, normally the Democrats' ally, is now against President Obama's health care bill. It's proof, he says, of Obamacare's extreme unpopularity. Here's how the Texas Republican put it in a column Monday for...
By Sean Higgins | 09/24/13 10:42 AM
Remember the Senate showdown in mid-July that nearly ended the chamber’s 60-vote filibuster rule? A major cause of it was President Obama’s re-nomination of labor union lawyer Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Republicans lost that fight. The final deal gave...
By Sean Higgins | 09/23/13 06:31 PM
Where does nonprofit activism stop and labor organizing start? It's a question Big Business and President Obama's administration are sparring over now that Big Labor is turning to so-called "worker centers" to revive union organizing.
By Sean Higgins | 09/23/13 06:28 PM
Twenty-one Senate Republicans signed a letter to the Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Burwell demanding that she "not authorize the release of any regulations" that would extend subsidies not currently available under Obamacare to union-managed multi-employer health insurance...
By Sean Higgins | 09/18/13 06:01 PM
Two Republican House lawmakers asked the Labor Department to provide "all legal analyses" it has done on a proposed Obamacare "fix" sought by Big Labor. The lawmakers think the administration is secretly working on a such a fix but trying to keep it hidden from the public. In a letter...
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