By Sean Higgins | 09/03/14 06:46 PM
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.
By Sean Higgins | 09/01/14 11:11 AM
"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.
By Sean Higgins | 08/29/14 09:56 PM
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.
By Sean Higgins | 08/28/14 03:33 PM
The deal, announced by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Thursday, is intended to avoid the disagreement that plagued the Democratic field in 2008.
By Sean Higgins | 08/28/14 12:11 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged President Obama to be aggressive on immigration reform, revealing that labor and business leaders have been meeting with the president about his possible executive action.
By Sean Higgins | 08/27/14 07:23 PM
The National Labor Relations Board will treat the hamburger chain as a co-employer in 43 cases charging unfair labor practices at various franchised restaurants.
By Sean Higgins | 08/26/14 05:30 PM
After winning only 13 percent of the vote, Minnesota granted exclusive bargaining rights for nearly 27,000 workers.
By Sean Higgins | 08/25/14 04:47 PM
What is the purpose of the National Labor Relations Board? Is the federal agency meant to be neutral arbiter of labor laws? Or is meant to be an advocate for Big Labor, helping to ensure it organizes the U.S. workforce? Under President Obama, the NLRB has chosen the latter.
By Sean Higgins | 08/21/14 04:15 PM
On Tuesday, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a directive to "clarify that existing agency guidance on discrimination on the basis of sex under Executive Order 11246, as amended, includes discrimination on the bases of gender identity and transgender status."
By Sean Higgins | 08/19/14 04:24 PM
Dian Palmer, president of Service Employees International Union Healthcare Wisconsin, wants one thing to be perfectly clear: Her union takes its ethical responsibilities very seriously.
By Sean Higgins | 08/18/14 06:42 PM
Child care provider Jennifer Parrish was preparing a meal one afternoon eight years ago for the six kids she was minding when a man she didn't know strode through the door. "He walked into my home without knocking and asked me to sign what he said was a petition asking for the state for health...
By Sean Higgins | 08/15/14 08:21 PM
A PowerPoint presentation created by the California Teachers' Union suggests that a right-to-work statute might be inevitable.
By Sean Higgins | 08/15/14 05:26 PM
The letter promises all manner of boosts to salaries and benefits if the recipient would just join up. In the fine print, though, it says signing up means the union isÂ legally allowed to deduct dues money directly from the signee's paychecks in perpetuity.Â
By Sean Higgins | 08/14/14 05:50 PM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis nets an annual salary and benefits totaling $235,000 annually and owns three homes, including a vacation house in Hawaii.
By Sean Higgins | 08/13/14 12:14 PM
A who's who of news organizations as well as the American Civil Liberties Union have sided with the conservative National Review and the free market Competitive Enterprise Institute in a libel lawsuit brought against them by climate scientist Michael Mann.
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