More Sean Higgins Articles

  • 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...

  • NBC leans forward toward union-busting, NLRB says

    National Labor Relations Board members ruled Monday that NBC Universal, the parent company of the namesake TV network and the cable news channel MSNBC, was illegally refusing to deal with its employees' union, the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. It ordered the...

  • Walmart alleges union activists stormed ladies room in Michigan store

    Walmart alleged in a complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board that protesters affiliated with the United Food and Commercial Workers stormed one of its stores in Dearborn, Mich., in November, chased an employee into a ladies' room and "coercively interrogated" her. At least one of...

  • 'Workers centers are just third-wave unions,' says labor activist

    Jose Oliva, networks director for the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, said so-called "worker centers" like his group were a "new form of unionism" that would replace craft and industrial unions. He made the comments in an interview with the public radio program Global Nation late last...

  • Updated: Labor secretary inaccurately cites his department's data in hearing

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez incorrectly cited data from his own department in a congressional hearing Wednesday to justify heightened safety inspections of auto parts manufacturers in the South, particularly Alabama. The actual data indicates that the state's manufactures maintain a lower...

  • Robert Menendez blocked GOP effort to honor Cesar Chavez's immigration stance

    Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., found himself in the awkward position of having to object to a Senate resolution honoring the life and legacy of the late Latino activist and union organizer Cesar Chavez after Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., proposed amending it to highlight Chavez's long record of...

  • Further look at minimum wage polls finds support broad but shallow

    President Obama and the rest of the Democrats are pushing the minimum wage hike issue hard this week -- and why wouldn't they? It is one of the few issues they have right now that polls really well, with most surveys finding upwards of 60 percent to 70 percent of people backing it. Surely that...

  • Labor Secretary cites Cesar Chavez, ignores his opposition to immigration

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez invoked the late labor leader Cesar Chavez in an official statement, citing his "vision and moral example" should be used to, among other things, "fixing our broken immigration system." Left out of the statement was that Chavez was an outspoken opponent of...

  • NLRB says college football players can unionize

    A regional director for the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that football players at Northwestern University have a right to unionize, a decision with potentially major impact on college athletics.

  • Left-wing restaurant employee rights activist group does not allow its own employees to strike

    One of the major voices in the Left's push to raise the minimum wage -- the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, a nonprofit activist group that has organized protests and related events for higher pay and benefits at eateries across the nation -- explicitly forbids its own employees from...



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