AFSCME

Clinton Snubbed AFSCME

Campaign hurt major union leader's feelings

Lee SaundersThe Hillary Clinton campaign alienated one of the nation's most powerful public sector labor leaders over a perceived snub, according to hacked emails published by Wikileaks.

Another Union Snubs Hillary

Massachusetts teachers delivered another blow to frontrunner Hillary Clinton, joining a prominent list of labor groups that have delayed endorsements in the Democratic primary.

None of the Top 10 Biggest Political Donors are Republican

DNCThe 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.

Meet the Plaintiff

Mother caring for disabled son seeks rollback of forced unionization

Supreme CourtA 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.

Ill Pension

Illinois reels after lawmakers reject pension reforms

Illinois lawmakers rejected Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s push for pension reform in the state’s lame duck sessions this week, leaving Illinois with nearly $100 billion in unpaid pension debt and the Democratic Party at odds with its labor base.

The Barron Democrats

New York Sierra Club, AFSCME line up behind anti-Semitic Democratic congressional candidate

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Orthodox Jews in the largely Hasidic enclave of Brooklyn’s Borough Park neighborhood could soon find themselves represented in Congress by a politician who routinely uses anti-Semitic rhetoric and believes that Israel should never have been created.