Unions

Pennsylvania Unions End Membership Mandates

Government unions abandon automatic enrollment after suits

Some of Pennsylvania's most powerful labor unions have removed a key hurdle for workers who wish to resign their membership following a series of class action lawsuits.

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.

Alaska Institutes Opt-In Unions

2018 Supreme Court decision declared mandatory union dues, fees unconstitutional

Public sector unions in Alaska will no longer be able to automatically collect dues from workers after Republican governor Mike Dunleavy instituted the nation's first statewide "opt-in" system of unionization.

2020 Dems Rally Around Union Amid Corruption Probe

Candidates have received more than $100,000 from United Auto Workers

Top Democratic presidential candidates took more than $100,000 from United Auto Workers and rushed to show solidarity with striking GM employees despite an ongoing federal probe into allegations of corruption at the UAW.

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.

Unions Sent $1.6 Billion to Liberal Groups

99 percent of union political spending went to left-leaning causes since 2010

Labor unions contributed more than $1.6 billion to left-wing political advocacy groups between 2010 and 2018, according to a new report. Organized labor's political spending stands in stark contrast to how membership votes.