By Sean Higgins | 11/04/13 02:21 PM
AFL-CIO top lobbyist William Samuel sent a letter to senators today urging them to vote in favor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The ENDA proposal would make it a civil rights offense to fire or otherwise discriminate against a person based on their "actual or perceived" sexual...
By Sean Higgins | 11/03/13 01:25 PM
Big Labor has donated just under $3 million to the campaign of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, a sure sign it hopes he can shift the right-to-work state to a more union-friendly direction. The pace of donations accelerated rapidly as the race entered its final...
By Sean Higgins | 11/01/13 05:38 PM
Labor Secretary Tom Perez unofficially rechristened his department in a speech this week to the Center for American Progress, repeatedly referring to it as the "Department of Opportunity."
By Sean Higgins | 10/31/13 12:26 PM
International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James Hoffa will review possible charges against Sean O'Brien, president of IBT's Local 25, which represents the Boston area. The charges were recommended by the Teamsters' Independent Review Board after O'Brien threatened members of a...
By Sean Higgins | 10/30/13 12:33 PM
Big Labor applauded the Senate for confirming Richard Griffin on Tuesday as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. The Senate voted 62-37 to end a filibuster against Griffin's nomination and 55-44 to confirm him. The NLRB oversees labor-management conflicts in the private...
By Sean Higgins | 10/28/13 07:09 PM
After 35 years of teaching, Ray Arthur decided he would make the current school year his last and retire at the end.
By Sean Higgins | 10/28/13 04:20 PM
Richard Griffin, President Obama's nominee to be the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel, is accused of making false statements under oath in a union corruption complaint in California district court. The charges stem from when Griffin was the top lawyer for the International...
By Sean Higgins | 10/28/13 01:53 PM
Michigan teacher Ray Arthur told the Washington Examiner that is is "easier to get on Obamacare than it is get out of" his union. Arthur is one of eight public school teachers suing the Michigan Education Association for unfair labor practices. They claim that the union deliberately obstructed...
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