How shipping unions sunk food aid reform

By Sasha Chavkin

Maritime unions, shipping industry block reform to U.S. food aid distribution with campaign contributions.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Somalia":

"… ; ‘One of the worst ways to give food aid’ As war raged in Syria and Somalia earlier this year, local populations began to suffer from hunger. The viol …"

"… When those funds ran out, USAID had to make a painful choice. Cash aid to Somalia was scaled back to help address the explosion of need in Syria. “We are …"

"… ns where security and logistics make it impossible to deliver food: Syria, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Sahelian region of Africa.   …"

Unions dramatically increase super PAC donations

By Michael Beckel

Unions accounted for $1 out of every $6 raised by super PACs in first half of 2013.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":

"… elections,” said David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, which advocates for the deregulation of political spending. Super PACs a …"

Donor profile: AFSCME

By Reity O'Brien

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Supreme Court":

"… n to super PACs in the 2012 cycle — spending made possible thanks to the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, which allowed unions, corporations a …"

Donor profile: American Federation of Teachers

By Paul Abowd and Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate races":

"… for public education. The union sent donations to candidates in key U.S. Senate races, helping Democrats to victory in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri an …"

Donor profile: United Auto Workers

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "United Auto Workers":

"… ade, unemployment and numerous other legislative issues. Background: The United Auto Workers has become a major backer of President Barack Obama and the $81.3 billion …"

"… collective bargaining rights for all Michigan workers. The Detroit-based United Auto Workers union represents more than just assembly line workers. Its members work in …"

Donor profile: Service Employees International Union

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Donor profile: AFL-CIO

By Paul Abowd and Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bain Capital":

"… ailout. Another ad entitled “Greed” linked Romney’s former employer, Bain Capital, to Medicare fraud. Last updated: Jan. 30, 2013 *2011-2012 election cycl …"

Scores of union leaders earn six-figure salaries

By John C. Henry

The Standoff in Wisconsin Between Gov. Walker and unions could “trickle up” to jeopardize fat compensation packages of labor leaders....

AFSCME invests big in Wisconsin House race

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees labor union, is spending a whopping $750,000 on a 30-second ad in

Gerry McEntee

By Peter H. Stone

Gerry McEntee. Photo used under Creative Commons from aflcio.Labor unions face an extremely daunting political landscape in this year’s elec

Citizens United ruling could tilt playing field against labor, toward corporations

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

The AFL-CIO, cheered last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission — a landmark decision seemingly

Excerpts from this story referencing "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission":

"… found here. …"

Organizational donors

By Neil Gordon

Profiles of the top organizational donors in 2003 and 2004

Voter turnout group focuses on Ohio

By Derek Willis

America Coming Together puts hundreds of employees into Buckeye State

Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":

"… 22, Democracy 21, The Campaign Legal Center and the Center for Responsive Politics filed a complaint against ACT with the FEC, charging that the group's spen …"