More Sean Higgins Articles

  • Redskins defy trademark ruling, say they'll defend name

    In a defiant statement issued Wednesday, the Washington Redskins said the team would appeal the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to revoke the trademark to the team's name and logo on the grounds that they are offensive to Native Americans. The professional football team added that...

  • Patent Office declares 'Redskins' offensive, revokes team's trademarks

    More than 80 years after Washington's professional football team first adopted the name, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has declared the term "Redskins" offensive and revoked the trademark. "[W]e decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled...

  • National Labor Relations Board rules employers wrong to fire profane employees

    In a pair of recent cases, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled against businesses who fired workers who used profanity in the workplace. In one case, the NLRB ruled that a business shouldn't have fired an employee even though he berated the owner to his face. In the other, the board...

  • Lamar Alexander calls on Senate to rein in National Labor Relations Board

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., proposed legislation last week that would prevent the National Labor Relations Board from implementing a rule requiring businesses to turn over employees' personal phone numbers and email addresses during union organizing drives. Big Labor has long wanted the...

  • Michigan teachers union attacks credit rating of member seeking to leave

    Bangor, Mich., kindergarten teacher Kimberle Byrd thought that she was no longer a member of the Michigan Education Association. After all, the state had adopted a right-to-work law in late 2012, meaning workers couldn't be forced to join a union even if their workplace was organized. Since she...

  • Union says Media Matters will let workers vote on whether to organize

    Workers at Media Matters for America, the nonprofit liberal media watchdog, will definitely hold a vote on whether to form a union, according a statement posted online by Service Employees International Union Local 500. The announcement marks a big win for the union, which had earlier faced...

  • Poll show support for immigration reform in Eric Cantor's district not trustworthy

    In the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's upset Republican primary defeat Tuesday by little-known Dave Brat, pro-immigration activists have scrambled to spin the defeat, since Cantor's past support for some type of reform was an issue that hurt him in the race.

  • Pro-immigration left furiously spins Cantor's defeat

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat Tuesday was not just a loss for the Republican Party leadership, it was also a blow to pro-immigration activists. Cantor, R-Va., was widely viewed as a potential broker for a comprehensive reform deal. His loss greatly dims the...

  • In blow to unions, California teacher tenure laws found unconstitutional

    A California Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that the state's teacher tenure laws were unconstitutional, dealing a severe blow to the public sector unions who had fought to keep the status quo intact. Judge Rolf Treu ruled in favor of nine students who sued the state, saying the tenure...

  • New Jersey unions sue to stop Chris Christie from reducing pension payments

    At least 12 labor unions have sued New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over his plan to reduce payments into the state public pension system, arguing it is in direct violation of earlier pension reform legislation he signed.



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