Big Labor

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.

Two Unions Endorse Minnesota Republican

Carpenters, engineers praise Lewis for pipeline, apprenticeship advocacy

Two of the largest trade unions in Minnesota are backing the reelection campaign of Republican representative Jason Lewis against a Democratic business executive.

AFL-CIO Has a Union Problem

Janitors, support staff vote to strike against America's largest labor group

Workers at AFL-CIO's Washington, D.C., headquarters are fed up with the "anti-union" attitude of America's largest labor union.

Big Labor Drops Big Dollars on Dems

12 of the 25 highest outside spenders on midterms are labor groups

Big Labor is dropping big money on the 2018 elections despite their own rhetoric about outside spending. Unions represent 12 of the top 25 largest outside spending organizations in the 2018 midterm elections. Two of the three highest institutional outside spenders are labor groups, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The Carpenters and Joiners Union tops the list having spent $23.8 million on the midterm elections. Nearly all of that money has gone to aid Democratic congressional and Senate candidates, as conservatives benefited from only $612,500. Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) is the third largest with $11.1 million spent—$10.3 million has gone to aid Democratic candidates.