Big Labor

Illinois Dem Indicted on 40 Embezzlement Charges

Accused of embezzling almost $275,000

Illinois state Senator Tom Cullerton (D.) has been indicted for fraudulently accepting benefits from a labor union, prosecutors said Friday morning. Cullerton is facing one charge of "conspiracy to embezzle from a labor union and employee benefit plans," one count of "making false statements in a health care matter," and 39 counts of "embezzlement from a labor union," according to an NBC Chicago affiliate.

Health Aides Want Union Hands Off

Providers ask court to protect admin rule against dues skimming

Home health care providers are asking a federal judge in California to uphold a Trump administration regulation that would block unions from skimming money from Medicaid reimbursements.

Advocate For VW Union Known For Smear Tactics

Political operative previously forced to apologize for 'over-the-top' mudslinging campaign

The man behind a pro-union attack campaign on Volkswagen is a "hardball player," according to the attorney who settled a libel suit against him for a previous smear campaign.

NLRB: Uber Drivers Are Not Employees

Advice memo released as company has come under fire from some drivers

UberThe nation's top labor arbiter says that Uber properly classifies its drivers as independent contractors. The tech company has faced protest over working conditions in recent weeks.

GOP Renews Push for Right to Work

National bill aims to bar mandatory unionism

unions JanusRep. Joe Wilson (R., S.C.) announced the introduction of the National Right to Work Act on Wednesday. The bill would prohibit companies from requiring workers to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.

Franchise Anxiety

Labor lawyers, businesses hope for reversal of controversial Obama rules

A sign outside a San Francisco McDonald'sFranchise businesses and labor lawyers will have to wait until 2019 to see if the Trump administration overturns one of Obama's most controversial workplace policies. 

Marco Rubio Wants to Save the American Dream

Rubio on why work is stagnating, and how to bring it back

In 1956, amidst the fitful days leading up to the revolution, Sen. Marco Rubio's parents left Cuba for the United States. Arriving here, they joined the wave of immigrants who would eventually populate Miami. Both took up jobs in the service industry: Mario Rubio as a bartender in hotels, and his wife Oriales variously as a maid, cashier, and stock clerk.

Big Labor Still All-In for Dems

Despite membership defections in 2016, union spending still favors liberals

The mass defection of union members to the Trump campaign over the objections of labor leaders does not appear to have shifted campaign behavior in the midterms.

Big Labor Throws Donnelly a Lifeline

Super PAC funded solely by unions launches major push

Several labor unions have launched a last ditch super PAC to save Sen. Joe Donnelly's re-election bid, even if the Indiana Democrat's family business has outsourced jobs to Mexico.