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 "Barack Obama":

"… toward more local procurement has been endorsed by both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as by advocates on both sides of the political spectrum. “If U …"

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 "Democratic Governors Association":

"… e fourth- and fifth-largest super PAC donors so far this year — only the Democratic Governors Association, the late Bob Perry of Texas and billionaire New York City Mayor Michael B …"

Donor profile: AFSCME

By Reity O'Brien

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

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 "Barack Obama":

"… Majority PAC (pro-Democratic) $1.5 million to Priorities USA Action (pro-Barack Obama) $1.1 million to Workers’ Voice (pro-Democratic), formerly known as AFL …"

"… e workers among its membership. The union mobilized support for President Barack Obama’s re-election bid with large voter registration, phone-banking, door kno …"

Donor profile: United Auto Workers

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Puerto Rico":

"… strong presence in Michigan and the Midwest and has offices in Canada and Puerto Rico. UAW has been politically active since its inception, pushing for legisla …"

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 "America":

"… 0,000 to Connecticut's Future PAC (pro-Chris Murphy) $5,000 to Protecting America's Retirees (union-aligned) $3,700 to UTE PAC (pro-Democratic) $2,500 to …"

"… also made seven-figure donations to the AFL-CIO's super PAC, including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ($3.9 million) and th …"

"… Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ($3.9 million) and the American Federation of Teachers ($1.1 million). Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president …"

"… would be a better use of union funds. That structure is called “Working America,” a nationwide network of 3 million union and non-union activists that f …"

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 "Federal Election Commission":

"… CIO, cheered last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission — a landmark decision seemingly allowing unlimited campaign advertising …"

Organizational donors

By Neil Gordon

Profiles of the top organizational donors in 2003 and 2004

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Gephardt":

"… presidential campaigns of Edward Kennedy in 1980, Walter Mondale in 1984, Richard Gephardt in 1988, Bill Clinton in 1992 and Howard Dean in 2004, counsel and communi …"

Voter turnout group focuses on Ohio

By Derek Willis

America Coming Together puts hundreds of employees into Buckeye State

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Party":

"… st three of the ACT workers appear to have received payments from the Ohio Democratic Party or a state legislative caucus committee during the 2001-02 election cycle, …"