The Amtrak derailment that killed seven is still under investigation, but the union representing railroad employees quickly tied the accident to a labor dispute.
Consummate D.C. insider Terry McAuliffe resides in the governor’s mansion built by tobacco farmer James Monroe, demonstrating that Virginians have always elected those who excel at peddling its staple crop. The farms that blanketed the I-95 corridor between Washington, D.C., and Richmond are mostly gone now, the land purchased by political profiteers. The stalks have been replaced by glass towers housing the media, contracting, and consulting giants that now serve as the backbone of the Virginia economy. Yet there are some members of the transplanted D.C. caste—former Marines, ambassadors, and George W. Bush appointees—who still pay tribute to the much maligned weed; they can be found at the Embassy Cigar Lounge in Stafford, Va., which celebrated its first anniversary on May 1.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo allegedly plagiarized talking points from a think tank connected to the shadowy Democracy Alliance.
Alabama workers are being forced to take a fifth vote to kick out a local UAW chapter despite giving the union the boot in February.
The labor giant SEIU is advocating for an end to the Koch brothers’ higher education philanthropy even as it sends six-figure sums to sponsor its own university center.
On Tuesday voters defeated Prop. 1, a $2.1 billion gas and sales tax hike aimed at building roads and bridges, by a 60-point margin. The 80-20 vote came in spite of the fact that the hike’s supporters spent more than $9 million to pass the measure, compared with several hundred thousand dollars from supporters.
A key component of President Obama’s proposed tax reform has led to massive fraud and collection losses for the federal government, according to a new IRS report.
A coalition of small business owners plans on ramping up its political donations to combat union campaigns against franchise businesses.
The International Franchise Association plans on flooding Congress with small business owners over the summer to remind lawmakers about the consequences of regulatory targeting.
Veteran management-side labor attorneys say franchise businesses are facing a “perfect storm” of assault from labor regulators and unions.