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 "policy director":

"… as harmful to local farmers. “It felt different,” said Gawain Kripke, policy director for the aid group Oxfam America, which advocated in favor of the amendment …"

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 "Michael Bloomberg":

"… sociation, the late Bob Perry of Texas and billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave more. Thomas Flynn, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners …"

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 "Center for Public Integrity":

"… 013 *2011-2012 election cycle. Source: Center for Responsive Politics and Center for Public Integrity analysis of Federal Election Commission records. Totals include contributi …"

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

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....

Excerpts from this story referencing "Georgia":

"… $147 millionIAM, which grew out of a secret meeting of 19 machinists in a Georgia rail yard in 1888, represents machinists and aerospace workers in over 200 …"

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 "Michael Dukakis":

"… hardson, chair—governor of New Mexico; past chairs include Bill Clinton, Michael Dukakis and Howard DeanPlaces: Founded in 1983, the Democratic Governors' Ass …"

Voter turnout group focuses on Ohio

By Derek Willis

America Coming Together puts hundreds of employees into Buckeye State