By Sean Higgins | 11/21/13 12:59 PM
Over the last decade, Washington has become one of the financial world's new hubs. Increased regulations and oversight like Dodd-Frank, Obamacare, Sarbanes-Oxley, the EPA's aggressive emission controls and the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau now give Washington lawmakers...
By Sean Higgins | 11/21/13 11:43 AM
A group of about 60 pro-immigration reform activists late Wednesday evening stormed an Arlington, Va., condominium complex where House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., maintains a home.
By Sean Higgins | 11/20/13 12:24 PM
Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., introduced a bill Tuesday that would prohibit the administration from granting tax exceptions from Obamacare to multi-employer health insurance plans. The bill is called the Union Tax Fairness act in recognition of the...
By Sean Higgins | 11/19/13 04:59 PM
International Energy Agency chief economist Fatih Birol said Sunday that the pollution caused by Canada's oil sands was not enough to warrant not tapping the resource. The news was a blow to environmental activists opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would transport oil from the...
By Sean Higgins | 11/19/13 01:01 PM
Big Labor’s campaign against Walmart got a major new ally Monday: the federal government. The National Labor Relations Board announced it is pursuing charges that the nonunion retail giant retaliated against some of it workers for engaging in union activities. The NLRB’s action suggests...
By Sean Higgins | 11/19/13 10:49 AM
Walmart faces National Labor Relations Board sanctions for allegedly retaliating against workers who joined union protests last year during the Thanksgiving holiday against the nonunion retail giant.
By Sean Higgins | 11/13/13 05:03 PM
During the 2012 presidential campaign, Republicans claimed that the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, would cause millions of people to lose their current health insurance plans.
By Sean Higgins | 11/11/13 06:02 PM
United Auto Workers organizer Gary Casteel says Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn., workers want to form a union. But he’s not particularly interested in letting them put that up to a vote. “We've determined we definitely have a majority of employees who favor this representation,”...
By Sean Higgins | 11/09/13 12:43 PM
Michigan State Senate Majority Floor Leader Arlan Meekhof announced Nov. 7 creation of a new legislative committee to investigate allegations of union obstructionism against the state's new right-to-work law. The law prohibits requiring employees to join unions or pay dues to one as a...
By Sean Higgins | 11/09/13 11:56 AM
A Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga has been the subject of considerable turmoil due to an organizing effort by the United Auto Workers. This is not exactly a grassroots effort by the workers, though. Instead, it is being driven by outside pressure from UAW, which hopes to take advantage of...
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