By Sean Higgins | 07/21/14 04:34 PM
Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that two of his recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and their decisions therefore void, President Obama renominated one of those appointees, Sharon Block, back to the board.
By Sean Higgins | 07/18/14 04:48 PM
Google the words "Kochs" and "ACLU" and you will get more than 5 million hits. Most of the top ones reference a $20 million dollar donation that conservative philanthropists David and Charles Koch gave to the American Civil Liberties Union a decade ago to challenge the PATRIOT Act.
By Sean Higgins | 07/17/14 04:35 PM
Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has a long history of playing fast and loose with federal rules. A possible violation of campaign fundraising rules is only the latest example.
By Sean Higgins | 07/15/14 02:59 PM
On Monday, Detroit is expected to release the results of a vote by the state's retirees on an accepting a "grand bargain" bailout package from Michigan.
By Sean Higgins | 07/14/14 04:57 PM
Do Volkswagen officials really want their Chattanooga, Tenn., plant to have a unionized workforce? Or are they just going through the motions to keep Big Labor appeased while they expand the current facility?
By Sean Higgins | 07/14/14 11:55 AM
Volkswagen announced Monday that it will build a new model sport utility vehicle at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., as well as building a new research and development center at the location.
By Sean Higgins | 07/10/14 06:05 PM
Calling it guilty of a "profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement," the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees announced this week that was severing its partnership with the United Negro College Fund.
By Sean Higgins | 07/10/14 11:45 AM
If you build it, will they come? That is what the United Auto Workers union is hoping in its latest effort to organize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Detroit-based union is set to announce Thursday that it will create a union local for plant workers, allowing them to join on a...
By Sean Higgins | 07/09/14 12:32 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka launched a petition Wednesday calling on President Obama to bypass Congress on the current immigration surge and to instead use his executive authority to aid the people flooding the southwestern U.S. border.
By Sean Higgins | 07/08/14 06:42 PM
Teachers unions have been fuming over a decision last month by the Los Angeles Superior Court that ended tenure in the state, but most Democratic lawmakers do not share their outrage -- and that is creating some serious friction.
By Sean Higgins | 07/07/14 05:47 PM
About the best thing that Big Labor can say about the recently concluded Supreme Court term is that it could have been much worse for them.
By Sean Higgins | 07/03/14 03:26 PM
It's not easy to make to a convincing argument that labor organizations should have the right to extract money directly from the paychecks of people who don't want to be union members in the first place, which is ultimately what Harris v. Quinn was about.
By Sean Higgins | 07/03/14 05:13 PM
Republicans in the both the Senate and the House filed a friend-of-the-court brief Thursday in the National Labor Relations Board case regarding the Northwestern University students who wish to form a college athletes union. The lawmakers came down strongly against allowing collective bargaining...
By Sean Higgins | 07/03/14 11:48 AM
Five of the nation's top big business coalitions will throw their weight behind the current push to get Congress to take up a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
By Sean Higgins | 07/02/14 06:16 PM
A Supreme Court majority may have said Monday that Illinois cannot force state-subsidized home healthcare workers to support a union, but that doesn't mean that state officials will make it easy for those workers to be left alone.
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