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 "United States":

"… hammer out a farm bill, they are likely to consider changes to the way the United States delivers food aid to hungry and impoverished nations. The debate will repr …"

"… t.” Currently, 80 percent of American food aid must be shipped from the United States. The proposed reform would have allowed the U.S.’s largest food aid prog …"

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 "Medicare":

"… et and appropriations, education, labor and workplace issues, health care, Medicare and Medicaid, retirement, taxes, trade, civil rights and civil liberties a …"

Donor profile: United Auto Workers

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michigan":

"… Center for Public Integrity reported that the UAW put $1 million toward a Michigan ballot measure amending the state’s constitution to guarantee collective …"

"… e state’s constitution to guarantee collective bargaining rights for all Michigan workers. The Detroit-based United Auto Workers union represents more than …"

"… ers, with more than 750 local chapters. The union has a strong presence in Michigan and the Midwest and has offices in Canada and Puerto Rico. UAW has been p …"

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 "Medicare":

"… d entitled “Greed” linked Romney’s former employer, Bain Capital, to Medicare fraud. Last updated: Jan. 30, 2013 *2011-2012 election cycle. Source: Ce …"

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 "Mary Kay Henry":

"… ng by more than 88,000 members. Stern resigned in 2010 and was replaced by Mary Kay Henry, formerly the executive vice president. Over the past two years, SEIU gave …"

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

Organizational donors

By Neil Gordon

Profiles of the top organizational donors in 2003 and 2004

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington":

"… l agenda, although not without the occasional scrape with party members in Washington, D.C.Politics: In 2002, with the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 20 …"

"… DGA directed a majority of its contributions in 2003-2004 to Missouri and Washington, both of which featured extremely close gubernatorial races.American Feder …"

"… lic funding. The organization boasts of its political action operations in Washington, D.C., and state capitals with a contingent of full-time lobbyists, massiv …"

"… tributions in the 2003-2004 cycle to three states—Missouri, New York and Washington. Missouri and Washington featured gubernatorial contests between solidly p …"

Voter turnout group focuses on Ohio

By Derek Willis

America Coming Together puts hundreds of employees into Buckeye State