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  • Scott Walker accused of violating OSHA rules when he climbs out of pit in ad

    "Gov. Walker's violations send the wrong message to anyone trying follow the rules and come home safe at the end of the day," said local union president Jeff Kaminiski.

  • Tobacco pulls Left to defend states' rights

    Democrats and liberal activists have added a new argument to their litany of complaints against the Trans-Pacific Partnership; that an international trade deal being negotiated by the White House would hurt states' rights.

  • College "predatory loans" lawsuit by CFPB

    "We believe Corinthian lured consumers into predatory loans by lying about their future job prospects, and then used illegal debt collection tactics to strong-arm students at school," CFPB director Richard Cordray said.

  • Republicans introduce bill to hobble NLRB

    Senate Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday to radically overhaul the federal National Labor Relations Board, saying it has become a tool of special interests.

  • Liberals fume as Obama advances trade deal

    Liberal allies stateside who accuse him of ignoring their numerous objections to the deal, which would be one of the biggest in U.S. history even though China is not included in it.

  • Democratic support for immigration reform slips

    Overall, among Democrats, support for a policy that includes some form of legalization for immigrants dropped from 84 percent last year to 78 percent today.

  • Business owners: NLRB's McDonald's decision will ruin franchise model

    Does the person who flips your fast-food burgers work for the guy who owns the restaurant or the corporation that the restaurant is a franchise of?

  • States pushing through labeling for 'frankenfoods'

    State legislatures in Connecticut, Hawaii, Vermont and Maine passed laws in 2013-14 mandating genetically modified food labeling and the issue has been put on the November ballot in Colorado and Oregon.

  • Judge rules group can pursue EPA texts

    The Environmental Protection Agency could be ordered to save its internal employee text messages under D.C. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer's ruling Thursday.

  • AFL-CIO rolls out 'Koch Sisters' campaign

    The new faces of the Left's ongoing campaign against conservative philanthropists David and Charles Koch are a pair of middle-aged women who share the last name "Koch."

  • Michigan teachers union told to allow members to resign

    In three separate rulings Tuesday an administrative law judge said the teachers' union was unfairly restricting its members' rights under the state's new right-to-work law.

  • Dems bet minimum wage can tip scales in battleground states

    Democratic Senate candidates in battleground states are betting big that the minimum wage will save their party's majority. The issue may be the best hope they have to boost Democratic turnout.

  • Right fumes as business supports Obama's immigration executive action

    "Increasing the legal labor workforce is something we are going to support nine times out of 10," said Angelo Amador, vice president of labor and workforce policy at the National Restaurant Association.

  • Right-to-work push goes local

    Heritage Foundation legal scholar Andrew Kloster said the issue is simply not mentioned in the 1947 Taft-Hartley law that allowed states to pass right-to-work laws.

  • Unions agree to agree on their 2016 presidential candidate

    The deal, announced by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Thursday, is intended to avoid the disagreement that plagued the Democratic field in 2008.



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