Unions are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe as Virginia governor in the hopes he will roll back secret ballot protections during union elections and steer lucrative contracts to labor unions, observers say.
We were instructed to rise up out of the shadows. To band together, stand together, take our calloused hands and claw our way out of the shadows. To demand, to sit-in until the shadows had evaporated. Tens of thousands responded to the call, chanting “Si Se Puede.”
Supporters of Michigan’s right-to-work measure, which has been in effect for one week, are busy preparing to defend the law from powerful labor unions.
Michigan will become the nation’s 24th right-to-work state Thursday, giving workers the ability to opt out of forced unionism for the first time.
Government-mandated and union-backed project labor agreements (PLAs) are increasing costs on taxpayer-funded projects across the country even as local, state, and federal governments face a budget crunch.
President Barack Obama’s proposal to increase the minimum wage will give a boost to union members who already earn more than the current federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.
The NLRB’s three-Democrat panel of board members declared SEIU Healthcare Michigan violated the labor rights of a member of its union staff on Friday.
Union members represented 11.3 percent of the American workforce in 2012, a drop from 2011’s 11.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A pair of federal courts struck down union challenges to labor reforms in Indiana and Wisconsin, preserving major Republican gains aimed at cutting costs and attracting business.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is “elated” the player’s union has agreed to a long-term deal with NHL owners, guaranteeing the struggling league will hit the ice in 2013.