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Big labor spending big to buy a Dem-controlled state Senate

By   /  September 20, 2016  /  Labor, News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Transportation, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Three-dozen unions had dumped nearly $220,000 into campaign coffers benefiting seven Democrats running for state Senate, according to campaign finance records through earlier this month.

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Houston mayor offers half-serious pension plan

By   /  September 19, 2016  /  Labor, News, Pensions, Texas  /  No Comments

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The pension plan that Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced this week is about as realistic as Houston can handle right now.

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Austin sued over paying workers for union activities

By   /  September 8, 2016  /  Labor, News, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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The Texas Public Policy Foundation filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Austin that raises questions about the nature of public sector unions.

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Will Chicago teachers strike again?

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Illinois, Labor  /  No Comments

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Teachers protested outside CPS headquarters Wednesday, chanting, “They say cut back. We say fight back!”

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Senator’s letter to MMAC board points to ‘dangers’ of donation to union front group

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Labor, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“It is this pay-to-play political kickback that frustrates many in Wisconsin.

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Union moves to limit First Amendment rights of teachers

By   /  August 16, 2016  /  Education, Labor, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

SILENCED: Because Hobby Lobby is a for-profit entity, it is being denied its First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion.

The union does not allow religious objectors to appeal how their money is used.

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