Articles Tagged 'Service Employees International Union'
Nevada voting machines automatically checking Harry Reid’s name
By:Â MARK HEMINGWAY, Washington Examiner
Clark County is where three quarters of Nevada’s residents and live and where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s son Rory… READ MORE
FBI investigates prominent labor leader Andy SternBy SAM HANANEL
, Associated Press
The FBI and the U.S. Labor Department are investigating prominent labor leader Andy Stern in their probe of corruption… READ MORE
Pro-GOP nonprofits kick in millions
By Ralph Z. Hallow, The Washington Times
Two outside pro-Republican groups say they will boost their total fundraising to $52 million over the next two months, as the political right begins to play serious catch-up on the left in the use of tax-exempt nonparty organizations in election campaigns.
Mike Duncan, chairman of American Crossroads, told The Washington Times that his… READ MORE
Labor unions put heat on Democrats
By Joseph Weber, The Washington Times
While conservatives and “tea party” activists have made headlines pressuring Republican candidates from the right this election season, a number of moderate Democrats are under attack in primary battles and even third-party challenges from their labor allies on the left.
The AFL-CIO and other labor groups have been a mainstay of the Democratic coalition,… READ MORE
Obama announces 15 recess appointments, scolds GOPWASHINGTON (AP) – Fed up with waiting, President Barack Obama announced Saturday he would bypass a vacationing Senate and name 15 people to key administration jobs, wielding for the first time the blunt political tool known as the recess appointment.
The move immediately deepened the divide between the Democratic president and Republicans in the Senate following a long, bruising fight
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Business opposed to recess appointment of AFL-CIO attorney
By Kevin Bogardus – THE HILL
Business associations and unions are preparing for a possible recess appointment by the White House of a controversial nominee to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Craig Becker, an associate general counsel to both the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and AFL-CIO, was nominated by President Barack Obama to the NLRB but failed this… READ MORE
Obama Links Immigration Overhaul in 2010 to G.O.P. Backing
By JULIA PRESTON, The New York Times
President Obama said Thursday that he would proceed with an overhaul of the immigration system this year if… READ MORE