By Mark Flatten | 02/03/14 03:57 PM
That figure includes 558 workers who spent more than 1,500 hours annually on official time, which means they did little, if any, work for their agencies, and 150 who spent at least 1,000 hours annually on union release.
By Chris Henderson | 02/03/14 05:01 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 | 02/03/14 04:49 AM
Hundreds of federal employees are being released from their regular jobs to work full time for their labor unions, all while drawing full salaries and benefits from the taxpayers. It adds up to millions of hours costing more than $150 million per year. Part one of a four-part series.
By Matt Patterson | 02/02/14 06:58 PM
Workers at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., have been on the receiving end of an aggressive United Auto Workers organizing drive. And it's getting help from company officials with ties to a powerful German union. Late Friday, the Center for Worker Freedom reported that some...
By Associated Press | 02/01/14 01:16 PM
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London and a union representing nursing and technical workers say they have a tentative agreement in a labor dispute that led to a lockout last fall.
By Washington Examiner | 01/31/14 06:53 AM
Just over a week ago, the Supreme Court heard the case of Harris v. Quinn, in which a group of Illinois home health care workers objected to that state’s decision to make them eligible for unionization. A question related to the case that isn’t getting the attention it deserves is what...
By Sean Higgins | 01/30/14 04:16 PM
An Arizona Superior Court judge ruled that members of a Phoenix law enforcement officers union could not conduct union business while also on the job. The ruling could end, at least in the state, a common practice by organized labor officials that essentially amounts to them getting taxpayer...
By Sean Higgins | 01/29/14 07:10 PM
Attorneys for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation have requested that the National Labor Relations Board's inspector general probe the board's recent decision to publicly release internal legal advice memos involving the foundation's cases. NRTW has been representing employees...
By Michael Tarm | 01/29/14 12:08 PM
Calling the NCAA a dictatorship, Northwestern's quarterback and the United Steelworkers announced plans Tuesday to form the first labor union for college athletes — the latest salvo in the bruising fight over whether amateur players should be paid.
By Sam Hananel | 01/29/14 08:51 AM
President Obama's plan to raise the minimum wage for federally contracted workers is winning praise from unions and labor activists, but it could take a year or more before any hikes take place and the impact may not be as widespread as some advocates had hoped.
By Associated Press | 01/29/14 08:37 AM
Several warehouse workers marched through a northwestern Indiana Walmart store as they protested what they called freezing work conditions.
By Sean Higgins | 01/27/14 06:41 PM
Carol Wilson was a team leader at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant when she signed a card for the United Auto Workers. She claimed a union organizer told her it only meant she wanted more information about UAW. It was only later that she learned her signature meant much more. She got it...
By Sean Higgins | 01/27/14 11:24 AM
New information from an Illinois state agency raises questions about whether the state was right to make home health care workers eligible for unionization, a case now before the Supreme Court: It is not clear that the state ever properly verified the vote that first organized the workers. In...
01/27/14 10:52 AM
Nine California public school students are suing the state over its laws on teacher tenure, seniority and other protections that the plaintiffs say keep bad educators in classrooms. The case that goes to trial Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court is the latest battle in a growing nationwide...
By Sean Lengell | 01/24/14 03:06 PM
The share of the U.S. workforce belonging to a union remained at 11.3 percent last year, though private-sector union membership increased slightly compared with the previous year, according to a new Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday.
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