NYC Lawmakers Strong-Arm Businesses Into Unionizing


Businesses in large cities across the country can escape onerous new regulations if they unionize thanks to carve-outs crafted by labor unions.

The New York City Council passed a bill Wednesday requiring car wash owners to purchase a $150,000 surety bond to operate in city limits. The massive hike could dramatically drive up prices and even force some businesses to close up shop.

Suit: Union Withholds Teacher’s Charitable Contribution

Educators from Pennsylvania hold a rally outside the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pa. / AP

A Pennsylvania high school teacher is suing the state’s largest teachers union for violating her right to free speech.

Linda Misja, a 35-year veteran high school teacher, alleges that the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) is discriminating against her by refusing to allow her to donate dues money to People Concerned for the Unborn Child, a pro-life charity.

Rahm Emanuel Extends Olive Branch to Unions

Rahm Emanuel / AP

Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago is making amends for his past conflicts with union groups by inviting major labor leaders in the city to discuss economic strategies for resolving its $30 billion pension crisis.