Three major labor unions have decided against supporting Ted Strickland in his bid to unseat Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, despite having previously endorsed the Democrat.
Sen. Rob Portman has received a key endorsement in his reelection fight from a labor union that has a history of backing his Democratic challenger, former Gov. Ted Strickland.
A Labor Department whistleblower accused one of Hillary Clinton’s potential vice presidential picks of corruption and called for an investigation into corruption at the department.
The Republican platform says that the party will support right to work laws at the state and federal level, as well as roll back stringent regulations adopted by the Obama administration.
The Obama administration’s top labor arbiters handed organized labor another major victory that will ease the path to unionization for temporary workers and expand the definition of joint employer.
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.
The activist group leading the charge to enact a $12 minimum wage in Maine pays its workers less than that amount.
Boeing is blaming a major union for blocking the expansion of a Norwegian airline into the United States, a move the company says would hurt workers.
One of America’s largest and most powerful labor unions endorsed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday despite insurgent candidate Bernie Sanders’ popularity among union members.