By Sean Higgins | 08/09/14 05:01 AM
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.
By Sean Higgins | 08/08/14 03:59 PM
As many as one million new manufacturing jobs could be created in the U.S. by 2025 thanks to the abundance of natural gas now available because of advances in fracking technology.
By Sean Higgins | 08/07/14 03:59 PM
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.
By Sean Higgins | 08/06/14 05:04 PM
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.Â
By Sean Higgins | 08/06/14 04:40 PM
In response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's move to limit U.S. agricultural imports, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman responded by saying, in effect, "What, you think this bothers us?"
By Sean Higgins | 08/06/14 12:24 PM
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.
By Sean Higgins | 08/04/14 05:16 PM
The energy industry is making a push to keep the greater sage grouse off an updated endangered species list.
By Sean Higgins | 08/04/14 03:19 PM
For most people, an hourly wage of $125 would be an awfully good deal, especially in this economy. But President Obama and environmental groups are warning that it is not nearly enough for one group: lawyers engaged in Endangered Species Act litigation.
By Sean Higgins | 08/03/14 10:41 AM
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.
By Sean Higgins | 07/31/14 06:56 PM
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.
By Sean Higgins | 07/30/14 05:41 PM
Is Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist having a harder time fundraising than generally understood?
By Sean Higgins | 07/30/14 11:42 AM
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., called for repealing the federal government's Davis-Bacon Act, which sets wages for federal contracting work.
By Sean Higgins | 07/29/14 05:28 PM
Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and John Lewis, D-Ga., plan to introduce legislation Wednesday to amend the National Labor Relations Act to make labor organizing a civil right. The change will make opposing unionization bids legally perilous for businesses.
By Sean Higgins | 07/29/14 06:19 PM
Heavy unionization cost the average worker in Michigan about $11,000 over the last 50 years. It cost workers in Nevada about $9,000 over the same period and Ohio workers about $8,600.
By Sean Higgins | 07/29/14 05:23 PM
In a major victory for Big Labor, the National Labor Relations Board ruled against McDonald's Corp. in a class action suit brought by union activists. The decision is also a potentially major rewrite of federal law regarding business franchising.
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