‘Harris’ Ruling Could Cost AFSCME, SEIU Tens of Millions

SCOTUS struck down law requiring home health care workers to give money to unions
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear more cases on Obamacare

The Supreme Court ruling that struck down coercive union membership among Illinois home health workers could cost unions tens of millions of dollars, according to labor observers.

MMFA Brass Caves to Union-Seeking Employees

Pro-Clinton website’s management to stay neutral in unionization campaign
MMFA

After months of negotiations and charges of hypocrisy, Media Matters for America will finally live up to its commitment to Big Labor and hold a union election.

Big Labor Gave Millions to Worker Centers in 2013

SEIU, AFL-CIO donated nearly $35 million to worker centers
McDonalds protestors picket for higher wages in Detroit / AP

Unions have pumped nearly $35 million into front groups that have skirted federal labor laws and agitated for higher pay and other Big Labor priorities in 2013, according to a new analysis.

SEIU Spending Big in Michigan to Back Dem for Senate

Union was hit with $200K fine for campaign finance violations following 2012 cycle
SEIU attack ad targeting Terri Lynn Land

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is spending hundreds of thousands dollars to elect Democratic Senate candidate Gary Peters in Michigan just months after it settled one of the largest campaign finance violations in state history.

Living Wage Group Searching for Free Labor

SEIU front group looking for pro bono attorneys
AP

A union front group leading the charge for higher fast food wages is recruiting unpaid workers to advance its agenda.

Raise Up for $15, an advocacy group backed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), posted an advertisement on Idealist.Org in search of a “pro bono wage theft advocate.”

DNC Owes Democracy Alliance Big Time

DNC took out $15 million in loans from dark money club’s newest member
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) AIPAC

The union-owned Amalgamated Bank, which is still owed millions by the Democratic National Committee, was introduced as a new partner of the Democracy Alliance at its annual meeting in Chicago this week.

MMFA Employees Cry Foul

Union-backed liberal attack site stymies employee efforts to unionize
MMFA

Media Matters employees say their leaders betrayed them by failing to recognize their attempts to unionize.

SEIU Local 500, the Maryland union that claims to have obtained the necessary signatures to organize the liberal giant, released a statement from the Media Matters Organizing Committee on Monday about employee frustration.