Big Labor

Government Union Reports Sharp Decline in Political Spending

Oregon SEIU chapter slashes spending after dues fell by $2 million

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.

Warren Gives Unions Lobbying Loophole

Senator's anti-lobbying plan appears to punish corporations while strengthening labor lobbyists

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's anti-lobbying tax appears to leave union lobbyists and other Democratic interests untouched.

Kamala Harris’s Union Hand-Out

Then-AG borrowed labor lobbyist language that helped kill pension reform

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) once cribbed a union interest group's talking points in an effort to influence a pension reform ballot initiative.

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.