Articles Tagged 'labor unions'

Trump appointees poised to roll back Obama-era pro-union regulations

The Labor Department and Trump administration appointees at the National Labor Relations Board, the main federal labor law enforcement agency, are expected to wrap up… READ MORE

Chicago teachers go on strike, putting new Mayor Lori Lightfoot to the test

by Nicholas Sakelaris, UPI
October 18, 2019
Teachers in Chicago officially went on strike Thursday over class sizes and pay The city pre-emptively canceled school Thursday for the district’s 360,000 students knowing… READ MORE

Massachusetts campaign finance regulators end ‘union loophole’

Massachusetts campaign finance regulators have reduced the amount of money unions can contribute to political candidates, ending the controversial “union loophole.” As of May 31,… READ MORE

Unions see Missouri win as red state watershed

by BY NIV ELIS -The Hill
August 13, 2018
Unions are looking at their recent lopsided ballot measure win in deep red Missouri as a watershed moment, and a sign of victories to come.… READ MORE

Lawsuit targets Trump’s ‘1-in-2-out’ regulation order

Advocacy groups and a labor union are suing the Trump administration over the president’s executive order requiring federal agencies to repeal two regulations for every… READ MORE

Supreme Court case could destroy pillar of union power

by Kevin Bogardus, the HIll
January 21, 2014

Labor unions are at risk of having one of their most successful organizing tactics nullified by the Supreme Court. On Tuesday, the high court will… READ MORE

Acting Labor Secretary Mocks ‘Small-Government’ Conservatives, CEOs

Acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris addressed the Annual Legislative Conference of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) on Monday. As part of a scathing… READ MORE

Gov. Snyder: Right-to-work is not anti-union, it’s pro-worker

December 13, 2012
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday blamed unions for opening the door to right-to-work laws in Michigan. “This last summer, labor leaders decided to start a ballot initiative to put something on Michigan’s ballot in regard to collective bargaining–and again I believe in collective bargaining but they went to a huge overreach, to do something to Michigan’s constitution,” Snyder… READ MORE

Court gives Twinkies maker go-ahead to liquidate

November 22, 2012
CBS News NEW YORK–Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies Ding Dongs and other snacks, has received approval from a bankruptcy court judge to wind down its business and sell all of its assets. The ruling came Wednesday after Hostess failed in last-ditch negotiations to end a strike by its second-largest union. Hostess blamed the company’s collapse on striking employees belonging… READ MORE

Labor unions set to unleash millions

October 24, 2012

By Luke Rosiak-The Washington Times Labor unions are sitting on at least $122 million in cash that can be spent on politics — more than… READ MORE

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