Big Labor

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.

Unions Want Full Text of Mexico Agreement

Five labor presidents: 'We are not done yet'

The nation's largest labor unions greeted the Trump administration's agreement with Mexico on a free trade deal that focused especially on automobile manufacturing with cautious optimism.