By Washington Examiner | 02/11/14 05:38 AM
Remember the maxim parents teach children about lying: “What a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive.” Tell one lie and it soon must be followed by another, then another to cover for the fIRSt falsehood. Similarly tangled webs are woven every day in government: Officials set out...
02/10/14 03:30 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee on Monday threatened that the state could turn off the spigot of incentives for Volkswagen if workers at the German automaker's plant decide this week to approve union representation. State Senate Speaker Pro Tem Bo Watson in a news...
By Associated Press | 02/10/14 08:21 AM
Union officials who represent St. Paul public school teachers say they'll decide Monday whether to put a strike to a membership vote after eight months of contentious contract talks.
By Washington Examiner | 02/10/14 08:09 AM
How long would a company survive if hundreds of its employees were getting regular paychecks but weren’t actually performing work for the business? In the private sector, such a company would be out of business, probably sooner than later. But things are different in the federal government,...
02/06/14 07:00 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two of the more vocal Republican critics of efforts to unionize the Volkswagen assembly plant in Tennessee are taking opposing approaches to a pending vote over United Auto Workers representation next week. U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, who last year declared that the German...
By Mark Flatten | 02/06/14 05:12 AM
Congress has little stomach for taking on politically powerful labor unions, dooming the prospects of bills that would increase transparency and curb the cost to taxpayers. Part four of the four-part series Too Big to Manage.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/05/14 04:27 PM
Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday praised labor unions, saying they were “keeping the barbarians at the gate” by opposing forces weakening America's middle class. “The truth of the matter is you built the middle class. Labor built the middle class. And there's a reason why the middle...
By Washington Examiner | 02/05/14 03:59 PM
The NLRB announced this week that it is taking another run at a regulation it adopted last year, only to see it struck down by U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg on a procedural issue.
By Sean Higgins | 02/05/14 12:06 PM
Calling it an "important step in the right direction," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka applauded the National Labor Relations Board's decision to revive a proposed rule change that would speed up the process for holding workplace organizing votes. unions have long called for the change, saying...
By Associated Press | 02/05/14 08:42 AM
Phoenix is ending its practice of allowing city employees to use city-paid work time for union activities. City administrators are implementing the change in the wake of a court ruling that bars so-called "release time" for the union for police officers.
By Sam Hananel | 02/05/14 08:01 AM
Labor regulators are trying once again to streamline the process in which workers decide whether to join labor unions, a move sure to reignite the bitter debate between union advocates and employers that seek to discourage workers from unionizing.
By Chris Henderson | 02/05/14 04:59 AM
Click here to see the homepage for "Too Big to Manage," the Washington Examiner's investigation into 'official time' for labor unions at federal agencies.
By Mark Flatten | 02/05/14 04:54 AM
Politically powerful federal unions don’t have to pay their people because of official time. So where does all that dues money they collect go? Much of it goes to help union-friendly Democrats in Congress. Part three of the four-part series Too Big to Manage.
By Mark Tapscott | 02/04/14 09:24 AM
They said Wall Street banks were "too big to fail" in 2008. In 2014, it's the federal government that is "Too Big to Manage." That's the title of a series appearing this week on washingtonexaminer.com by the Watchdog investigative reporting team's Mark Flatten. It's about "official time" and...
By Mark Flatten | 02/04/14 05:03 AM
With taxpayers paying the $155 million tab for official time, union officials are free to lobby for more money, more perks and more official time. Part two of the four-part series Too Big to Manage.
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