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  • 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 ( ) reports that bargainers for Honeywell and the union that backs about 130 affected workers at the...

  • Scott Walker says union reforms still at stake despite court win

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said despite a recent win at the state supreme court his state public sector union reforms were still at stake in the next election.

  • John Thune bill would restore labor union transparency that Obama degraded

    Those who believed President Obama's promise that "transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency" should have been almost immediately dissuaded of this notion early in his administration.

  • Union: California prison staff told to fake checks

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison employees were pressured into falsifying suicide-watch records at the state's troubled new Stockton medical facility, endangering inmates and violating standards imposed in response to federal court orders, according to the union representing...

  • Illinois extends Supreme Court Harris v. Quinn ruling to daycare providers

    One month after the Supreme Court ruled that Illinois cannot force state-subsidized home health care workers to pay union dues, the state has agreed to extend the reach of that ruling to state-subsidized home day care providers as well.

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds law that ended collective bargaining for public workers

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national prominence.

From the Weekly Standard

  • GOP Establishment Senses Opportunity in New Jersey

    Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking New Jersey's...

  • Nobody’s Fault

    All of a sudden, people have noticed that we are in trouble, and many are saying it isn’t the president’s fault. All the bad news, from Iraq to Ukraine, from Libya and Syria to the Mexican border,...

  • A Privileged Press?

    After nearly four years of procedural delay, the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling is set to open shortly. Sterling was indicted at the end of 2010 for leaking information about a...