The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) released its list of top all-time donors. It totaled contributions from 1989 to 2012 from PACs and individuals affiliated with the heavy hitter organizations.
CRP designated each of the heavy hitters as Democrat, Republican, or “on the fence,” meaning between 40 and 59 percent was donated to each party. In some cases, percentages did not add up to 100 due to third party donations.
Prominent Democratic groups backed by some of the nation’s largest labor unions made large independent expenditures on Tuesday attacking Republican candidates in Arkansas and Florida.
Susie Watts has paid Service Employees International Union (SEIU) more than $5,000 over the past eight years for representation she never asked for and does not need.
The four-eyed, multi-chinned, monomaniacal hack-in-residence at the glorified lad mag Esquire is really upset about a Supreme Court case he doesn’t quite seem to understand. (If you’re interested in the details of the case—which revolves around a woman who doesn’t belong to a union being forced to pay dues to it in order to get money from the state to care for her severely disabled son—check out Bill McMorris’s piece.) Charles P. Pierce, you see, is super-duper concerned about money in politics! Special interest groups have used their bucks to get money diverted into their pockets! Rabble rabble rabble!
Pierce invokes the dread phrase of our day, Koch Brothers. The evil Kochs, with all their money, buying up politicians left and right. If only there was some sort of counterbalance to them, some sort of left wing agitators using their deep pockets to divert the public funds into their pockets. If only … what? Public sector unions? What about them? What do they have to do with money in politics?
The politically powerful Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has pocketed more than $50 million from home healthcare workers forced to pay union dues by two Democratic governors in Illinois, according to new study.
A 55-year-old woman who earns less than minimum wage caring for her disabled son could unravel decades of labor law and strike a blow against one of the most powerful political lobbies in the nation.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments about forced unionization among government workers on Tuesday in a case that could greatly curtail powerful labor groups.
A letter supporting a minimum wage hike being circulated by the George Soros-funded Economic Policy Institute that purports to represent the views of leading academics has been signed by a number of economists who work for labor unions and leftwing special interest groups.
The Black Friday protests at a Walmart in Washington state featured more paid union activists than actual employees, according to a new report.
A Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin recently hired a former political operative for a prominent labor union who was ticketed for protesting a Republican fundraiser where she reportedly harassed attendees.