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Study estimates unionization cost workers in some states $11,000

Sean Higgins | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Heavy unionization cost the average worker in Michigan about $11,000 over the last 50 years. It cost workers in Nevada about $9,000 over the same period and Ohio workers about $8,600.

NLRB rules against McDonald's in major labor law case

Sean Higgins | Updated: 1 hr ago

In a major victory for Big Labor, the National Labor Relations Board ruled against McDonald's Corp. in a class action suit brought by union activists. The decision is also a potentially major...

Phasing out fossil fuels will cost one million jobs, Big Business warns

Sean Higgins | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Big Business is warning that the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to push coal out of the energy mix will result in the loss of one million jobs while reducing annual household income by...

Big Labor hits Republicans for treating immigrant children like 'criminals'

Sean Higgins | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Four Republican lawmakers will be hit with Spanish-language ads during the Congress's August recess attacking them over their immigration stances, the Service Employees International Union said...

Will the NLRB super-size Big Labor's fast food industry push?

Sean Higgins | Yesterday

Big Labor has put a lot of time and money behind unionizing the fast food industry but hasn't had much to show for it so far. But, they might get a lucky break when a federal government agency...

Eleanor Holmes Norton says 'you don't have a right to know' what's going on in government

Sean Higgins | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional representative for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up...

Second judge rules against Indiana right-to-work law

Sean Higgins | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

A second judge has ruled Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional, a major victory for labor unions who complained the law places an unfair burden on unions. In the latest ruling, Lake...

NLRB ruling further expands 'micro unions'

Sean Higgins | Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

In a case involving a Macy's department store cosmetics counter, the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday further expanded its recent precedents allowing for so-called "micro-unions."

Teachers union sues to prevent expansion of privately-funded voucher program

Sean Higgins | Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

In an impressive display of "we don't care how this looks," the Florida Education Association has sued the Sunshine State to prevent students from receiving more state-managed, privately-funded...

Big Labor wants 'schedules that work' --- just not for them

Sean Higgins | Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Leading Democratic lawmakers and allied liberal groups are promoting the legislation this week to end abusive work scheduling practices.