By Sean Higgins | 11/21/13 05:21 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's, D-Nev., action to end the Senate filibuster may not only help speed President Obama's judicial and executive branch nominations through Congress, it may also take much of the drama out of one of the Supreme Court's most anticipated cases, Noel Canning v....
By Sean Higgins | 11/21/13 04:27 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka applauded Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's action to end the filibuster for judicial and executive branch nominations. Big Labor had pushed hard to change the filibuster, which they saw as preventing union-friendly appointees. In a statement to reporters,...
By Sean Higgins | 11/21/13 01:21 PM
Seattle City Councilwoman-elect Kshama Sawant told members of the International Association of Machinists that if their contracts talks with Boeing are not resolved soon they should take drastic action. "The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing's profit-making machine,"...
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.
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