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  • 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?

  • Why Harvard's George Borjas is worried about immigration

    George Borjas is the “perfect enemy” of those who believe that mass immigration benefits society, one immigration researcher has written. He "applies honest, fair and constant pressure on our sure beliefs about immigration.”

  • 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...

  • Joe Biden discusses manufacturing in Washington

    Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that America must do three things to maintain its competitive edge globally in manufacturing, starting with investing in the country's infrastructure.

  • Job openings surge to pre-recession levels in April

    The number of job openings in the U.S. finally regained pre-recession levels in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. There were 4.46 million job openings on the last business day of April, according to the BLS's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, the most since...

  • 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.

  • The hidden costs of raising the minimum wage

    Most of the debate surrounding the minimum wage has focused on the question of whether raising it destroys jobs. Conservatives say yes, liberals say no and both eagerly point to various economic studies to buttress their point.

  • The Fed's unofficial new goal

    It appears that over the past 18 months the Federal Reserve has given itself a third, unofficial mandate. In 1977, Congress gave the quasi-independent central bank what's known as a dual mandate: It is supposed to promote "the goals of maximum employment, stable prices and moderate long-term...



From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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