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  • Lawsuit could help free public schools from union shackles

    Last week's court decision striking down the teacher tenure law in California public schools, and aspects of the law making it almost impossible to fire tenured teachers, is good news for everyone worried about America's future.

  • Hope and change: Rich liberals turn over leadership of group to teacher union honcho

    Liberal writer Matt Bai on Yahoo takes a jaundiced view of the decision of the Democracy Alliance to appoint the National Education Association's executive director to be chairman of its board.

  • Puerto Rico's financial crisis may need a Washington solution

    After nine years of economic stagnation, Puerto Rico is in desperate need of private investment, as the island teeters on financial collapse.

  • Only a quarter of Illinois home day care providers backed unionization

    Did a majority of Illinois day care providers ever really want to join the Service Employees International Union? That's the interesting question raised by a recent report from the conservative Illinois Policy Institute. In 2005, the state recognized the SEIU as the exclusive bargaining...

  • 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...

  • Even the labor unions are souring on Obamacare

    President Obama's health reform law may have claimed a new victim — organized labor. Thanks to Obamacare, labor unions are facing higher health insurance costs — as well as steeper out-of-pocket bills and wage cuts. Consequently, these erstwhile allies of the president appear to be...

  • How the Supreme Court's upcoming rulings will affect Obama, unions and you

    Who says nothing meaningful gets done on Capitol Hill these days?

  • 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...

  • Obama's first union endorsement pays off for an Obamacare co-op

    Nevada's most powerful union has heavily stacked the board of the Nevada Health CO-OP, the Silver State's only Obamacare co-op, according to Internal Revenue Service documents. Donald "D" Taylor, the UNITE HERE union's national president and his wife, Bobbette Bond, are members of Nevada...

  • 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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