Federal workers have accused powerful Democratic labor allies of rampant sexual misconduct and racial discrimination just months after the union's longtime president stepped down amid sexual harassment complaints.
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has called on two of socialist senator Bernie Sanders's (I., Vt.) top allies to help lead an economic advisory group tasked with shaping the party's 2020 agenda.
Presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) touted the endorsement of a local labor group whose co-president was found to have discriminated against workers based on their race and age.
One of the country's top liberal labor unions is spending dramatically less on political activities and lobbying in union stronghold Oregon, according to its annual report. The state's Service Employees International Union (SEIU) chapter reported just $1.6 million in political activities and lobbying in its 2019 report, down over $500,000 from 2018.