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  • Conservatives want Michigan teachers to know they can dump their union in August

    Despite the fact that Michigan has adopted a right-to-work law that bars forced unionism, most teachers' union members cannot invoke the law for 11 months out of the year.

  • Workers get chance to decertify union four years after NLRB said no

    On Aug. 20 and 21, the workers at a Houston plant owned by Lamons Gasket Co. will vote whether to retain United Steelworkers of America as their union. They tried to do this once before, only to have the federal National Labor Relations Board say they were not allowed.

  • UAW-Ford, Wounded Warriors program trains veterans

    LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Eight U.S. military veterans are beginning six weeks of training through the UAW-Ford Veteran Welding Training program. UAW-Ford is providing the training starting with a kickoff ceremony on Monday at no cost to veterans who are part of the Wounded Warriors Family...

  • Moneyed interests call the tune for liberal Democrats: Examiner Editorial

    Most Democrats are prisoners of a narrow special-interest agenda of constantly growing government budgets, regulation and taxing.

  • Union members can opt out during National Employee Freedom Week, Aug. 10-16

    It's not surprising that millions of employees want to leave their unions. Many wonder why they should pay for their union's lousy customer service.

  • What Lamar Alexander's primary win means for labor politics

    Alexander has a shot at becoming chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which could be a big frustration for Big Labor.

  • 7 of top 10 super PAC donors favor liberal groups

    Of the 10 organizations donating the most to political super PACs for the 2014 election, seven favor liberal groups. They have spent a combined $58 million in the current election cycle.

  • Report: AFL-CIO, AFSCME, NEA top 2014 campaign donors; Koch No. 36

    Only two of the nation's top 20 donors to federal campaigns favor the GOP, and a stunning 11 are labor unions including the AFL-CIO, and both teachers unions, according to a new report.

  • Mary Burke comment suggests rift continues between Wisconsin Democrats and Big Labor

    Mary Burke, the top Democratic candidate to face Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November's election, said that the reason why Democrats failed to unseat Walker during 2012's recall election was because they focused too much on attacking his public sector union reforms. 

  • Pew: Split views on robots' employment benefits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Robots and artificial intelligence could either kill low-skill jobs or create new types of work over the next decade. They also could have very little impact at all. That's according to 1,900 respondents to a new survey released Wednesday by Pew Research Center's Internet...

  • After Supreme Court ruling, Massachusetts lets child care providers opt out of union dues

    State-licensed child care providers in Massachusetts will no longer be required to pay dues to the Service Employees International Union, the latest consequence of the Supreme Court's Harris v. Quinn decision.

  • Mayor rebuts NYPD unions after custody death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday defended a medical examiner's ruling that a man was killed by neck compressions caused by a police officer's chokehold, while the powerful police union representing rank-and-file officers called the death report "political." Speaking at a news...

  • Grocery workers rally for fired chief executive

    TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — Thousands of workers and customers at the troubled Market Basket supermarket chain shouted "Bring him back!" Tuesday at a boisterous rally designed to pressure management to reinstate the company's fired chief executive or accept his offer to buy the New England chain....

  • Heartland Institute expert says Wisconsin collective barganing ruling good for taxpayer

    MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – A recent Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling dealing a bow to union collective bargaining agreements will benefit taxpayers and perhaps spread to other states, according to a Heartland Institute expert. On Thursday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Act 10, a...

  • Lockout continues at Illinois Honeywell plant

    METROPOLIS, Ill. (AP) — A lockout will continue at least for a couple more weeks over a labor dispute at a southern Illinois plant that helps make nuclear fuel. WSIL-TV (http://bit.ly/1o6brV6 ) reports that bargainers for Honeywell and the union that backs about 130 affected workers at the...



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