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 "Pentagon":

"… and the National Farmers Union endorsing the broad strokes of reform. The Pentagon gave its blessing, saying maritime readiness would not be harmed. Humanita …"

"… into question. When congressional supporters of food aid reform asked the Pentagon how many shipping jobs would be lost, it estimated that only 360 to 495 ma …"

"… eference and they collect payment under Maritime Security Program.” The Pentagon’s letter to Congress stated that the reform “will not impact U.S. mari …"

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.

Donor profile: AFSCME

By Reity O'Brien

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wisconsin":

"… the role just a few weeks after the failed AFSCME-backed effort to unseat Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election. The contest attract …"

"… eller, R-Nev. — AFSCME spent nearly $2 million attacking him — and the Wisconsin Senate race, where the union spent $1.8 million to take down Republican ca …"

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 "Massachusetts":

"… helping Democrats to victory in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri and Massachusetts. It supported high-profile congressional races featuring women, including …"

Donor profile: United Auto Workers

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

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

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Green Bay":

"… is opponent has spent almost $575,000 to win a third term representing the Green Bay area, according to the latest data available from the Center for Responsiv …"

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 "National Education Association":

"… get for the year was $156,576,611. The largest individual labor union, the National Education Association, spent $336,665,226 that year. And the United Auto Workers, who joined Coh …"

Organizational donors

By Neil Gordon

Profiles of the top organizational donors in 2003 and 2004

Excerpts from this story referencing "Patrick Leahy":

"… 1992 and Howard Dean in 2004, counsel and communications director for Sen. Patrick Leahy on the agriculture committee, chief of staff to Sen. Dianne FeinsteinPlace …"

Voter turnout group focuses on Ohio

By Derek Willis

America Coming Together puts hundreds of employees into Buckeye State

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… vily focusing its early efforts on that battleground state, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of federal records.Bush himself made his 18th trip as president t …"

"… on, and RealNetworks Inc. founder Rob Glaser, who has given $745,000. (The Center for Public Integrity has received funding from Soros' Open Society Institute, although not for …"