More Sean Higgins Articles

  • Charlie Crist needs help to 'quite literally' pay the rent

    Is Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist having a harder time fundraising than generally understood?

  • Top Senate Republican calls for repealing union-backed wage law

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., called for repealing the federal government's Davis-Bacon Act, which sets wages for federal contracting work.

  • Democrats push making labor organizing a 'civil right'

    Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and John Lewis, D-Ga., plan to introduce legislation Wednesday to amend the National Labor Relations Act to make labor organizing a civil right. The change will make opposing unionization bids legally perilous for businesses.

  • Study estimates unionization cost workers in some states $11,000

    Heavy unionization cost the average worker in Michigan about $11,000 over the last 50 years. It cost workers in Nevada about $9,000 over the same period and Ohio workers about $8,600.

  • NLRB rules against McDonald's in major labor law case

    In a major victory for Big Labor, the National Labor Relations Board ruled against McDonald's Corp. in a class action suit brought by union activists. The decision is also a potentially major rewrite of federal law regarding business franchising.

  • Phasing out fossil fuels will cost one million jobs, Big Business warns

    Big Business is warning that the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to push coal out of the energy mix will result in the loss of one million jobs while reducing annual household income by $2,100.

  • Big Labor hits Republicans for treating immigrant children like 'criminals'

    Four Republican lawmakers will be hit with Spanish-language ads during the Congress's August recess attacking them over their immigration stances, the Service Employees International Union said Tuesday.

  • Will the NLRB super-size Big Labor's fast food industry push?

    Big Labor has put a lot of time and money behind unionizing the fast food industry but hasn't had much to show for it so far. But, they might get a lucky break when a federal government agency decides a case that could rewrite corporate franchising law.

  • Eleanor Holmes Norton says 'you don't have a right to know' what's going on in government

    Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional representative for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.

  • Second judge rules against Indiana right-to-work law

    A second judge has ruled Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional, a major victory for labor unions who complained the law places an unfair burden on unions. In the latest ruling, Lake County Circuit Court Special Judge George Paras also ordered this latest decision to go into effect...

  • NLRB ruling further expands 'micro unions'

    In a case involving a Macy's department store cosmetics counter, the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday further expanded its recent precedents allowing for so-called "micro-unions."

  • Teachers union sues to prevent expansion of privately-funded voucher program

    In an impressive display of "we don't care how this looks," the Florida Education Association has sued the Sunshine State to prevent students from receiving more state-managed, privately-funded scholarships, including a new scholarship program for disabled students.

  • Big Labor wants 'schedules that work' --- just not for them

    Leading Democratic lawmakers and allied liberal groups are promoting the legislation this week to end abusive work scheduling practices.

  • For Obama's labor policy, no setback is permanent

    Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that two of his recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and their decisions therefore void, President Obama renominated one of those appointees, Sharon Block, back to the board.

  • Did the Kochs ever give the ACLU $20 million? Probably not

    Google the words "Kochs" and "ACLU" and you will get more than 5 million hits. Most of the top ones reference a $20 million dollar donation that conservative philanthropists David and Charles Koch gave to the American Civil Liberties Union a decade ago to challenge the PATRIOT Act.



From the Weekly Standard