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.

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 "Democrats":

"… The union sent donations to candidates in key U.S. Senate races, helping Democrats to victory in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri and Massachusetts. It …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Service Employees International Union":

"… ports Democratic candidates.In other union news, SEIU COPE, the PAC of the Service Employees International Union, reported spending $140,000 on ad production and airtime for ads opposing …"

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

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 "head":

"… certification will ensure that workers learn new standards and keep their head in the job. “In the many places I have worked and seen, it’s amazing h …"

"… certification proponents to take.“Seems like we are putting the unions ahead of the patients,” said Nancy Chobin, a sterile processing educator for t …"

"… from HAP” and will introduce the bill “within the next few weeks.”To head off resistance in other states, Colacci said the association is trying to …"

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 "California":

"… the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy at the University of California, Santa Barbara.To counter daily protests by labor supporters, a pro-Walker …"

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"

Excerpts from this story referencing "media coverage":

"… ’” French wrote in an e-mail to the Investigative Fund. “Amazing how media coverage can change their attitude.”Helen Stojic, a spokeswoman for Blue Cross an …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Sullivan":

"… ington works? Time will tell. …"

Organizational donors

By Neil Gordon

Profiles of the top organizational donors in 2003 and 2004

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ronnie Musgrove":

"… ippi, former RNC chairman Haley Barbour defeated incumbent Democratic Gov. Ronnie Musgrove to become only the second Republican governor in Mississippi since Reconst …"

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 "America":

"… d) …"

"… been there financially for Clinton and his party, more than anyone else in America, to the tune of more than $3.6 million.The union has an elaborate get-out- …"