More Sean Higgins Articles

  • Media Matters refused SEIU's effort to organize its staff

    Despite a long history of supporting unions and workplace organizing, liberal nonprofit group Media Matters for America refused labor organizers when they submitted a petition to represent MMFA's own workers. According to a filing with the National Labor Relations Board, the watchdog group had...

  • UAW abandons effort to overturn loss at Chattanooga Volkswagen plant

    In an abrupt turnabout, the United Auto Workers on Monday officially dropped their attempt to get the federal government to order a new organizing election at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The union said that it was stymied by the refusal of state Republican officials to testify at...

  • Wisconsin public sector union still losing members

    Wisconsin's public sector unions continue to struggle to retain members in the wake of Gov. Scott Walker's reforms, new Labor Department filings indicate. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 48, one of the union's four main branches in the state, has...

  • Bob Corker, other Tennessee Republicans refuse subpoenas from Big Labor

    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Thursday he will not comply with a subpoena issued by the United Auto Workers to appear at a regional National Labor Relations Board hearing April 21. Fellow Tennessee Republicans, Gov. Bill Haslam and state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill...

  • House Dems demand Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam turn over documents on union bid

    Rep. George Miller, sent a letter to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday demanding "all communications" between state government officials, Volkswagen and any "third parties" regarding any proposed state financial incentives relating to the German automaker's Chattanooga plant.

  • Media Matters for America is resisting SEIU's effort to unionize its staff

    Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff. Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected...

  • NLRB rules VW workers can weigh in on UAW complaint

    Five employees of a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., will be allowed to participate in a National Labor Relations Board hearing on whether their February vote rejecting unionization should be voided and done over. The United Auto Workers, which lost the election then petitioned the board...

  • Chamber of Commerce ad for Idaho Republican features Mitt Romney

    Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, got a boost from the Chamber of Commerce today when it officially released an ad in which former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney endorsed him.

  • Study finds lowering corporate income tax would boost workers' wages

    A study released Tuesday by the Tax Analysis Center found that significantly reducing the corporate tax rate would also boost wages for workers and the economy overall. This could be done on a revenue-neutral basis by reducing the U.S. rate from its current 35 percent to just nine and...

  • Pulitzer Board vindicates Oregonian for pension reform push that Big Labor opposed

    Throughout 2013, the Oregonian's editorial board fought a valiant battle to get state lawmakers to address the Beaver State's staggering public worker pension liabilities. The effort failed primarily due to staunch opposition from the state's Big Labor leaders, who argued there was no pension...

  • Kansas City Jewish center shooter ran against Roy Blunt in 2010, got 7 votes

    Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., the man identified as the shooter who killed three people at a Kansas City, Mo., Jewish community center and a retirement home Sunday, ran against Sen. Roy Blunt in 2010 as an independent candidate, drawing exactly 7 votes out of the roughly 2 million cast. Miller,...

  • GOP senator says NLRB college sports ruling endangers women's Title IX sports

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Thursday that a recent ruling by a National Labor Relations Board regional director in favor of college sports unionization is a threat to college athletics in general and to women's sports under Title IX in particular. In a joint speech on the Senate floor,...

  • NLRB subpoenas Senator Corker, others in dispute over VW organizing vote

    Twenty people, primarily Tennessee Republican officials and their staff members, were subpoenaed by the United Auto Workers Wednesday as part of the union's effort to reverse an organizing election at a Chattanooga Volkswagen plant it lost in February. The union said their testimony was needed...

  • Northwestern University appeals NLRB's college athlete unionization ruling

    Northwestern University has formally requested that the National Labor Relations Board overrule and reverse a decision by one of its regional directors that said the school's athletes were really employees and therefore had the right to unionize. "While we respect the NLRB process, we disagree...

  • Wisconsin Democrat who fled during Walker showdown must disclose emails, court rules

    One of the 11 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin for Illinois during the 2011 statehouse showdown over Gov. Scott Walker's union reforms must disclose emails related to the legislative battle, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday morning. Democratic State Sen. Jon Erpenbach has been...



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