By Sean Higgins | 11/09/13 12:43 PM
Michigan State Senate Majority Floor Leader Arlan Meekhof announced Nov. 7 creation of a new legislative committee to investigate allegations of union obstructionism against the state's new right-to-work law. The law prohibits requiring employees to join unions or pay dues to one as a...
By Sean Higgins | 11/09/13 11:56 AM
A Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga has been the subject of considerable turmoil due to an organizing effort by the United Auto Workers. This is not exactly a grassroots effort by the workers, though. Instead, it is being driven by outside pressure from UAW, which hopes to take advantage of...
By Sean Higgins | 11/09/13 11:49 AM
U.S. students made modest progress in math and reading, according to the 2013 National Assessment of Education Progress. This progress was cited as proof by American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten that the whole assessment process should be junked. The assessment tested 377,000...
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(www.mlive.com) The complaint alleges that a ballot proposal committee violated state campaign finance law in supporting a 2012 question.
11/08/13 11:03 AM
(swampland.time.com) Who won this election cycle? Union leaders say they did. Read more: Election 2013’s Biggest Winner? Labor Unions | TIME.com http://swampland.time.com/2013/11/06/election-2013s-biggest-winner-labor-unions/#ixzz2k4gNwlyg
By Sean Higgins | 11/08/13 09:35 AM
Frustration is boiling over in the pro-immigration community, as evidenced by a conference call hosted Wednesday by the AFL-CIO, a prominent labor union. Los Angeles union activist Maria Elena Durazo told reporters that the labor coalition was escalating its actions to get Congress to pass a...
By Sean Lengell | 11/08/13 05:23 AM
The Supreme Court is set to take up a major union-rights case this month that is poised to have broad ramifications on how unions organize as well as a 78-year-old federal labor law.
By Sean Higgins | 11/07/13 03:52 PM
New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio denies claims that he is vetting American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten as the next NYC schools chancellor. "I have never had that conversation with anyone," he told reporters Tuesday. "I don't know where you're getting that from."...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/06/13 06:11 PM
The Obama administration has found a way to give unions relief from an Obamacare tax nearly three weeks after Republicans rejected a Democratic push to include the labor carve-out in the latest budget deal. The Department of Health and Human Services quietly released a final rule last week...
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