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 "House":

"… n industry that supports good middle-class jobs.” …"

"… tive battle that flared in June when food aid reforms were proposed in the House. That struggle had a startling and little-noticed result: a plan to resha …"

"… the nation’s military sealift capacity. Their message was repeated among House members as they prepared on June 19 to cast their votes. “When I was on …"

"… of more than three quarters of a million dollars to members of the current House of Representatives in the 2012 election cycle. Members who received contri …"

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 "Center for Competitive Politics":

"… n important new tool in 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.

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… ngarten urged teachers to support Obama, saying GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney had a “binder of bad ideas” for public education. The union sent dona …"

Donor profile: United Auto Workers

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… a key 2012 campaign issue for Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, especially in the Midwest, where hundreds of thousands of auto workers li …"

Donor profile: Service Employees International Union

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… PACs: $4.4 million* $1 million to Priorities USA Action (pro-Barack Obama) $850,000 to Rethink PAC (pro-Elizabeth Warren) $668,500 to Ho …"

"… g Florida's Future (pro-Bill Nelson) $20,000 to Vote Your Values PAC (pro-Barack Obama) $15,000 to South Floridians for Effective Leadership (pro-Kristin Jacobs …"

"… ly on. In November 2011, she released her union's endorsement of President Barack Obama.    Andy Stern, SEIU's president from 1996 to 2010, was one of …"

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… duced several videos and ads critical of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. One of the AFL-CIO’s largest member unions, AFSCME, spent sizeable amo …"

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....

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Trumka":

"… eaguered state workers and the AWOL Democratic senators: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Teamsters President James P. Hoffa, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, …"

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 "American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees":

"… ng. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. …"

"… for WisconsinPaid for By: AFSCMECost: $750,000Disclaimer: Paid for by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFSCME.org, which is responsible for the content of this advertising. Not …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… orld” of GOP leadership. “This is the race of our lives.”Even though Congress and the Obama administration haven’t delivered on labor’s top priority …"

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

Organizational donors

By Neil Gordon

Profiles of the top organizational donors in 2003 and 2004

Excerpts from this story referencing "co-founder":

"… bsp;Web site: www.alticor.comPeople: Richard (Rich) DeVos, Amway co-founder—former finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, member of …"

Voter turnout group focuses on Ohio

By Derek Willis

America Coming Together puts hundreds of employees into Buckeye State

Excerpts from this story referencing "Internal Revenue Service":

"… n Commission records.Although 527 committees like ACT mainly file with the Internal Revenue Service, ACT also has a federal political action committee through which it does m …"