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 "Bob Perry":

"… s so far this year — only the Democratic Governors Association, the late Bob Perry of Texas and billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave more. …"

Report: Campaign law changes hasten power imbalance between rich, poor

By Dave Levinthal

New report asserts campaign law changes have further eroded political clout of the middle class and poor.

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

"… iscourse and exacting disproportionate influence over policy incomes. The Center for Public Integrity obtained a copy of the report prior to its publication. Blacks and Latino …"

ALEC's decades of 'right-to-work' effort pay off in Michigan

By Paul Abowd

Think tank’s 32-year 'right-to-work' campaign succeeds in union stronghold

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Labor Statistics":

"… ership in the state has dropped significantly since 1989, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.A month later, the measure’s opponents mobilized. The Chamber of Commerc …"

National unions and Chamber of Commerce face off in Michigan

By Paul Abowd

Michigan’s emergency manager law, and labor’s future, up for a vote

Excerpts from this story referencing "current president":

"… f the west-Michigan Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.Rodriguez is also the current president of the West Michigan Policy Forum, a clearinghouse for business leaders fu …"

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 "Ohio":

"… million for the presidential race. In November, it gave $50,000 to We Are Ohio, which led a successful effort to defeat the state law that would have lim …"

"… O’s largest member unions, AFSCME, spent sizeable amounts in Florida and Ohio on radio, TV and internet ads aimed at blue-collar workers that criticized …"

Labor unions top '09 PAC donors to Blue Dog coalition’s pro-business members

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel

Our examination of contributions to the political action committee of those fiscally conservative Democrats, the Blue Dogs, showed that the

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mississippi":

"… campaigns.It may seem like an odd fit: Blue Dog co-founder Mike Parker of Mississippi remembers that during his time in Congress, “labor unions hated each and …"