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Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel on union political spending and forced dues. It’s an extraordinary thing, in a political age obsessed with campaign money, that nobody scrutinizes the biggest, baddest, “darkest” spenders of all: organized labor. The IRS is muzzling nonprofits; Democrats are “outing” corporate donors; Jane Mayer is probably working on part 89 of […]
The AFL-CIO will target 5 governors who have supported efforts to free workers. Yolanda Weinberger has the story in Wisconsinfree.com. Five Republican governors who have supported legislation unpopular with labor unions are on a ‘Big Labor political hit list’. Recently in Houston, AFL-CIO leaders announced that they intend to spend a staggering amount of money–at […]
An editorial from the Orange County Register outlines why Big Labor must rely on its political power. Despite favoritism from the Obama administration – privileging the United Auto Workers over secured creditors in the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies; steering stimulus funds towards unions; taking legal action against Boeing for opening a new plant in right-to-work […]
Worker Advocate Reacts to Volkswagen’s Request for NLRB Union Election www.nrtw.org, February 3, 2014 Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Foundation, issued the following statement after the announcement today that Volkswagen America has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a rapid-fire United Auto Workers (UAW) unionization election in its Chattanooga […]
Unions Raise More than 80 Percent of Cash Raised for San Diego Dem National Review Online, January 20, 2014 Four out of every five dollars spent to support one of the leading candidates to fill disgraced San Diego mayor Bob Filner’s seat comes from organized labor. The U-T San Diego reports that approximately $2.7 […]
Millions in forced dues are being poured into the San Diego mayoral race by union bosses. Mark Walker of UTSanDiego.com, has the story: Of the more than $3.3 million Alvarez and independent expenditure committees working on his behalf have amassed since the campaign began before the November election, nearly 82 percent has come from union sources and […]
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 to spend on […]