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For Obama's labor policy, no setback is permanent

Sean Higgins | Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that two of his recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and their decisions therefore void,...

Did the Kochs ever give the ACLU $20 million? Probably not

Sean Higgins | Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Google the words "Kochs" and "ACLU" and you will get more than 5 million hits. Most of the top ones reference a $20 million dollar donation that conservative philanthropists David and Charles Koch...

Ex-Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has a history of bending the rules

Sean Higgins | Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has a long history of playing fast and loose with federal rules. A possible violation of campaign fundraising rules is only the latest example.

First signs of a Detroit recovery?

Sean Higgins | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

On Monday, Detroit is expected to release the results of a vote by the state's retirees on an accepting a "grand bargain" bailout package from Michigan.

Volkswagen's not waiting around for Big Labor

Sean Higgins | Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Do Volkswagen officials really want their Chattanooga, Tenn., plant to have a unionized workforce? Or are they just going through the motions to keep Big Labor appeased while they expand the...

Volkswagen to expand Chattanooga plant

Sean Higgins | Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Volkswagen announced Monday that it will build a new model sport utility vehicle at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., as well as building a new research and development center at the location.

United Negro College Fund accepts $25 million from Kochs, tells Big Labor to get over it

Sean Higgins | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Calling it guilty of a "profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement," the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees announced this week that was severing its...

UAW to establish voluntary union for Chattanooga VW workers

Sean Higgins | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

If you build it, will they come? That is what the United Auto Workers union is hoping in its latest effort to organize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Detroit-based union is set to...

AFL-CIO urges Obama to circumvent Congress on immigration

Sean Higgins | Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka launched a petition Wednesday calling on President Obama to bypass Congress on the current immigration surge and to instead use his executive authority to aid the...

Has teacher tenure driven a wedge between California Democrats and Big Labor?

Sean Higgins | Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

Teachers unions have been fuming over a decision last month by the Los Angeles Superior Court that ended tenure in the state, but most Democratic lawmakers do not share their outrage -- and that is...