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Labor Department bans transgender discrimination in federal contracting

Sean Higgins | Updated: 19 hr ago

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...

Wisconsin union has no idea how that forged card got in there

Sean Higgins | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

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.

In Minnesota, being your own boss doesn't mean you won't be unionized

Sean Higgins | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

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...

California teachers union fears right-to-work law inevitable

Sean Higgins | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

A PowerPoint presentation created by the California Teachers' Union suggests that a right-to-work statute might be inevitable.

Labor recruitment pitch shows why you should always read the fine print

Sean Higgins | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

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 is legally allowed to...

Chicago Teachers Union head makes $235,000 a year

Sean Higgins | Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

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.

ACLU, news organizations back National Review, think tank in climate libel case

Sean Higgins | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

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...

Wisconsin public sector unions still losing members

Sean Higgins | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

Thousands of Wisconsin public sector workers have dropped their union membership since Gov. Scott Walker's reforms have taken effect.

Conservatives want Michigan teachers to know they can dump their union in August

Sean Higgins | Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

Despite the fact that Michigan has adopted a right-to-work law that bars forced unionism, most teachers' union members cannot invoke the law for 11 months out of the year.

Workers get chance to decertify union four years after NLRB said no

Sean Higgins | Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

On Aug. 20 and 21, the workers at a Houston plant owned by Lamons Gasket Co. will vote whether to retain United Steelworkers of America as their union. They tried to do this once before, only to...