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Wisconsin public sector union still losing members

Sean Higgins | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Wisconsin's public sector unions continue to struggle to retain members in the wake of Gov. Scott Walker's reforms, new Labor Department filings indicate. American Federation of State, County and...

Bob Corker, other Tennessee Republicans refuse subpoenas from Big Labor

Sean Higgins | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Thursday he will not comply with a subpoena issued by the United Auto Workers to appear at a regional National Labor Relations Board hearing April 21. Fellow...

House Dems demand Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam turn over documents on union bid

Sean Higgins | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Rep. George Miller, sent a letter to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday demanding "all communications" between state government officials, Volkswagen and any "third parties" regarding any...

Media Matters for America is resisting SEIU's effort to unionize its staff

Sean Higgins | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff. Last week, the union filed a representation petition with...

NLRB rules VW workers can weigh in on UAW complaint

Sean Higgins | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Five employees of a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., will be allowed to participate in a National Labor Relations Board hearing on whether their February vote rejecting unionization should...

Chamber of Commerce ad for Idaho Republican features Mitt Romney

Sean Higgins | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, got a boost from the Chamber of Commerce today when it officially released an ad in which former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney endorsed him.

Study finds lowering corporate income tax would boost workers' wages

Sean Higgins | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

A study released Tuesday by the Tax Analysis Center found that significantly reducing the corporate tax rate would also boost wages for workers and the economy overall. This could be done on a...

Pulitzer Board vindicates Oregonian for pension reform push that Big Labor opposed

Sean Higgins | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

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...

Kansas City Jewish center shooter ran against Roy Blunt in 2010, got 7 votes

Sean Higgins | Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

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...

GOP senator says NLRB college sports ruling endangers women's Title IX sports

Sean Higgins | Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

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...