Labor giant Service Employees International Union spent $60 million on politics and lobbying as well as $19 million on the Fight for 15 movement in 2016, and now finds itself laying off headquarters staff.
Fast food executive and former Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder said that opposition groups threatened his family during the confirmation process.
A protest organized by union leaders in California carried on even after neighbors and police told the protestors that they were at the wrong house, and that Rep. Steve Knight (R., Calif.) and his family had moved months ago.
The Texas chapter of one of the nation’s most powerful unions filed for bankruptcy after losing a multi-million dollar lawsuit for a smear campaign against a Houston janitorial company.
Texas’ Service Employees International Union will have to pay nearly $8 million to a janitorial company in connection to a multi-year smear campaign after a district court judge dismissed its bid for a retrial.
A Washington state union has spent nearly $2 million to pass a ballot initiative that would alter public records law to make it harder for home healthcare workers to halt union due payments.
Home health aides in Illinois are fighting to recoup $32 million that was taken out of their paychecks in a coercive unionization scheme that the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional.
One of the nation’s most powerful unions has been ordered to pay millions of dollars to a Texas janitorial company for its three-year smear campaign aimed at organizing the workforce.
The Democratic Party has adopted the $15 minimum wage on its platform despite presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton’s fears that it will eliminate jobs.
Democrats on Monday released their proposed 2016 platform, which lays out the party’s official principles and policy statements. The party officially endorsed the $15 minimum wage at the center of a long-running union campaign. The wage rate, which is more than double the federal minimum of $7.25, would also apply to tipped workers, such as waiters, who earn $2.13 an hour.
A federal judge appointed by Barack Obama blocked Illinois home health aides from recovering dues money they say was illegally withdrawn from their checks by labor giant Service Employees International Union.