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Sean Higgins comments on the notable lack of response from the UAW and the AFL-CIO. The sale meant that taxpayers were losing $10 billion, so some extra justification was necessary. GM officials have taken a similar stance even as they say they are glad to be out of receivership. One group that was noticeably…(Read More)

Mark Tapscott, Washington Examiner, reviews the federal government’s decision to rid itself of all of its General Motors stock, and examines the worth of this huge Big Labor Payback by the current administration. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced yesterday that the federal government has sold its remaining shares of General Motors stock. “With the…(Read More)

President Obama is seeking to restrain political activity of nonprofits, including corporations, but perhaps not unions.  Nicholas Confessore has the story in the New York Times. New rules proposed by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service would clarify both how the I.R.S. defines political activity and how much nonprofits are allowed…(Read More)

Taxpayers will be left holding the bag on the Big Labor bailout of GM and union officials. has the story. Federal Meddling: Remember the promise that taxpayers would get back every dollar taken from them and dumped into the General Motors bailout? The promise is coming up about $10 billion short. All told…(Read More)

      U.S. Supreme Court To Consider Breaking Up The Union Boss “Neutrality Agreement” Racket, November 13, 2013 It’s the little known Unite Here Local 355 vs. Mulhall case which might end up packing a lot of legal punch once the dust settles at the high court.  Union bosses, for…(Read More)

    Group files complaint about Unified’s vote to negotiate with unions Kenosha News Online, November 08, 2013 According to a statement from the Institute, the complaint was filed on behalf of Kristi Lacroix, who they identify as a district taxpayer. Lacroix is a former teacher at Lakeview Technology Academy who left her job…(Read More)

Jay  Hancock of Kaiser Health News reports the Obama administation has plans to further pay Big Labor back for its political support by exempting some health plans, including qualifying union plans. Weeks after denying labor’s request to give union members access to health-law subsidies, the Obama administration is signaling it intends to exempt…(Read More)

It’s no wonder Big Labor is rejoicing at Richard Griffin’s confirmation as the National Labor Relations Board general counsel.  Sean Higgins has the story in the Washington Examiner. The Senate voted 62-37 to end a filibuster against Griffin’s nomination and 55-44 to confirm him. The NLRB oversees labor-management conflicts…(Read More)