By Sean Higgins | 10/25/13 02:14 PM
Detroit public employee unions are dead-set on reversing the Detroit bankruptcy and they have evidently decided the best way to do so is arguing that — despite its $18 billion of debt — the city isn't actually broke.
By Sean Higgins | 10/23/13 10:37 PM
How is this for irony? After spending 2012 scourging Mitt Romney as a heartless capitalist for working at Bain & Co., President Obama is now betting on another former Bain consultant, Jeffrey Zients, to rescue his trouble-plagued Healthcare.gov website. Obama named Zients, currently the...
By Sean Higgins | 10/23/13 06:28 PM
Michigan teachers are discovering that their union is determined to make it as hard as possible for them to take advantage of the state's new right-to-work law, which prohibits workers from being forced to pay dues to a union. Nine teachers sued the Michigan Education Association in the last...
By Sean Higgins | 10/22/13 06:28 PM
A Las Vegas union briefly suspended protests against the Cosmopolitan resort and casino after a video displayed activists repeatedly insulted tourists entering the hotel, calling them "losers, "fat" and "retards," among other epithets. The video showed an Oct. 12 protest organized Culinary...
By Sean Higgins | 10/22/13 02:54 PM
A special prosecutor is investigating reported electoral law violations during Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall election last year, in a probe that covers activity in five Badger State counties. Little else is known about the probe, including who specifically appointed the prosecutor and whom...
By Sean Higgins | 10/21/13 05:49 PM
In a shot across the bow of political moderates, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka threatened Monday to use Big Labor's resources to unseat any Democrat who supports entitlement reform.
By Sean Higgins | 10/21/13 04:44 PM
There are apparently two things that the fast food restaurant workers going on strike across the nation want: A $15-an-hour wage and shoes. Lots and lots of shoes.
By Sean Higgins | 10/20/13 05:53 PM
Striking workers for San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system are expected to vote down the latest contract proposal to end their strike, according to local union officials. The proposal would preserve a base salary 75 percent higher than the region's median household income. The...
By Sean Higgins | 10/20/13 11:10 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has scheduled a vote Monday on the nomination of ex-National Labor Relations Board member Richard Griffin to be the board's new general counsel. Reid filed cloture on the nomination Oct. 16, indicating that Griffin had been filibustered. Griffin has...
By Sean Higgins | 10/17/13 04:55 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka congratulated President Obama and the rest of the Democratic leadership Thursday on ending the government shutdown and lifting the debt ceiling. He called the Republicans' demands "extortion" and said the Democrats were right to resist them. "Finally — after...
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