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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rick Snyder":

"… wn Republican candidate Tommy Thompson. After sustaining the blow of Gov. Rick Snyder’s passage of Michigan’s right-to-work law in December, AFSCME and othe …"

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 "Pennsylvania":

"… candidates in key U.S. Senate races, helping Democrats to victory in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri and Massachusetts. It supported high-profile congressi …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "healthcare":

"… e new commander-in-chief. SEIU's website lauds Stern's role in pushing for healthcare reform.   SEIU claims a growing membership of 2.1 million workers …"

"… mbership of 2.1 million workers primarily in the service sector, including healthcare, food service, security and janitorial jobs. In 2005, Andy Stern broke awa …"

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 "New Jersey":

"… o state-mandated professional licensing or certification requirements.Only New Jersey today has a law on the books that requires professional certification for …"

"… entral sterile workers would have to pass exams prepared by IAHCSMM or the New Jersey based Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution in order …"

"… a sterile processing educator for the Saint Barnabas Health Care System in New Jersey and the executive director of the Certification Board for Sterile Processi …"

"… ate.At Saint Barnabas, Chobin said around ten people lost their jobs after New Jersey’s certification requirement went into effect in 2004. Chobin said those …"

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 "Chrysler":

"… le plant workers, currently represents workers at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, along with workers in the aerospace and agriculture industries. None of t …"

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 "personal injury":

"… lition of legal professionals that make up ATLA includes attorneys (mostly personal injury lawyers), law professors, paralegals and law students.Politics: The c …"

"… o protect plaintiffs' access to the justice system, especially in cases of personal injury, products liability and medical malpractice. Since moving their headquarte …"

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 …"