By Sean Higgins | 11/07/13 03:52 PM
New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio denies claims that he is vetting American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten as the next NYC schools chancellor. "I have never had that conversation with anyone," he told reporters Tuesday. "I don't know where you're getting that from."...
By Sean Higgins | 11/07/13 01:11 PM
Politifact editor Angie Holan declined to respond to my questions about whether the fact-checking organization still stands by its earlier blown calls on whether everyone would be able to keep their health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. She has, however, defended the...
By Sean Higgins | 11/06/13 11:15 AM
Will the Transportation Security Administration officers patting you down at the airport before you board a plane be armed as well? Their union is pushing for that now.
By Sean Higgins | 11/05/13 09:16 AM
In retrospect, the most amazing thing about the 2012 election was that President Obama's team managed to brand it as a referendum on truth itself, with their man as its champion.
By Sean Higgins | 11/04/13 04:11 PM
Now that President Obama’s oft-repeated claim that Obamacare lets people keep their current health insurance has been exposed as false, it’s a good time to examine Politifact’s track record on the matter. It isn’t good.
By Sean Higgins | 11/04/13 02:21 PM
AFL-CIO top lobbyist William Samuel sent a letter to senators today urging them to vote in favor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The ENDA proposal would make it a civil rights offense to fire or otherwise discriminate against a person based on their "actual or perceived" sexual...
By Sean Higgins | 11/03/13 01:25 PM
Big Labor has donated just under $3 million to the campaign of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, a sure sign it hopes he can shift the right-to-work state to a more union-friendly direction. The pace of donations accelerated rapidly as the race entered its final...
By Sean Higgins | 11/01/13 05:38 PM
Labor Secretary Tom Perez unofficially rechristened his department in a speech this week to the Center for American Progress, repeatedly referring to it as the "Department of Opportunity."
By Sean Higgins | 10/31/13 12:26 PM
International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James Hoffa will review possible charges against Sean O'Brien, president of IBT's Local 25, which represents the Boston area. The charges were recommended by the Teamsters' Independent Review Board after O'Brien threatened members of a...
By Sean Higgins | 10/30/13 12:33 PM
Big Labor applauded the Senate for confirming Richard Griffin on Tuesday as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. The Senate voted 62-37 to end a filibuster against Griffin's nomination and 55-44 to confirm him. The NLRB oversees labor-management conflicts in the private...
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