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.

Donor profile: AFSCME

By Reity O'Brien

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ohio":

"… $565,000 to House Majority PAC (pro-Democratic) $530,000 to Moving Ohio Forward Action Fund (pro-Democratic) $250,000 to Priorities USA Acti …"

"… ) $50,000 to Sierra Club Independent Action (pro-environment) $50,000 to Ohio Families United (pro-Democratic) $42,500 to Defend Our Homes (pro-Democra …"

"… dates. Lee Saunders, who was elected as AFSCME's president in June, is an Ohio native and the product of a union family — his father was a bus driver a …"

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 "Ohio":

"… PAC (pro-Democratic) $250,000 to DGA Action (pro-Democratic) $100,000 to Ohio Families United (pro-Sherrod Brown) $100,000 to Women Vote! (pro-Democrat …"

"… tic) Notable federal hard money and 527 contributions: $10,000 to the Ohio Democratic Party Notable state-level contributions: $5 million in sup …"

"… of or opposition to Michigan ballot measures (2006-2012) $617,500 to the Ohio Democratic Party (2000-2012) $250,000 to the California Democratic Party …"

"… ough swing states in the final weeks of the campaign. At a stop in Toledo, Ohio, AFT President Randi Weingarten urged teachers to support Obama, saying GO …"

Daily Disclosure: Public employee union opens attack on GOP Senate candidates

By Rachael Marcus

The nation's largest public employee union opened an advertising campaign, taking aim at Republican U.S. Senate candidates.

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 "Florida":

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

CORRECTED: States pushing efforts to require certification for cleaning medical instruments

By Joe Eaton

States pushing certification requirement for workers who clean surgical instruments

Excerpts from this story referencing "New York City":

"… ly for a license,” said Mary Olivera, the director of sterilization at a New York City medical facility and past president of the New York State Association of C …"

"… members, Carmen Charles, president of the Healthcare Workers Local 420 in New York City, wrote that the union’s lobbyists stopped “proponents of this bill in …"

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 "David Koch":

"… n was organized by Americans for Prosperity, a group funded by Charles and David Koch. The brothers from Kansas made their billions in energy and consumer produ …"

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

In reversal, insurance plan will cover boy's prosthetic

By Danielle Ivory

Mother: "Amazing how media coverage can change their attitude"

Obama’s first choice for FEC raises questions about stance on 527s

By Josh Israel

A few days ago, President Obama made attorney John Sullivan his first nomination to fill one of the three vacant seats on the Federal Electi

Organizational donors

By Neil Gordon

Profiles of the top organizational donors in 2003 and 2004

Excerpts from this story referencing "David Dinkins":

"… of Democratic candidates Jesse Jackson for president, New York City Mayor David Dinkins and New York Gov. Mario Cuomo for Governor, served as political director o …"

Cloud of corruption around Democrats' union patron

By Charles Lewis

WASHINGTON, August 9, 2000 — As the Democratic National Convention gets under way in Los Angeles, the American Federation of State, County a

Excerpts from this story referencing "United States":

"… ntee spends more than $100,000 a year in AFSCME funds to travel around the United States on charter jets and stay in the finest hotel suites, and he is a fixture a …"