Monthly Archives: October 2010

State Ballot Initiatives Ensure EFCA Stays Dead

For politicians in several states, it’s not enough that the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is dead in the water on Capitol Hill.

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Union ‘Card Check’ Smokescreen for Lame Duck Pension Bailout

Big Labor is pouring money into two Democratic U.S. Senate races, attempting to secure a union pension bailout during a lame duck session of Congress.

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Bennet’s Card Check Stall

The Denver Post’s official editorial page “endorsement” of Democrat Michael Bennet for U.S. Senate was half-hearted at best. Replete with criticism of his actual performance since he was appointed to the seat in January 2009, The Post’s nod was based … Continue reading

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Labor Law is Broken, Economist Says

In a new paper,  Richard B. Freeman, a labor economist at Harvard, said he had some “harsh and impolitic” news for the National Labor Relations Act on its 75th anniversary.

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Franken, Union President Stump for Harry Reid

The national AFL-CIO president along with comedian and U.S. Sen. Al Franken told about 150 cheering union members Tuesday evening that Democratic Sen. Harry Reid is their champion and needs their support.

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The Rage Against Citizens United

Presidential reputation matters, and this attack will be seen as a mistake. It was an unsettling departure from the widely admired persona Mr. Obama built across the 2008 campaign and a lowering of the bar for normal political discourse.

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Labor Leaders Destroy Their Own Ability to Influence Dems

A few weeks back, I wrote a post on the politics of organized labor — a post that was fundamentally about how political power is wielded through both both the carrot of reward and the stick of punishment.

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Union Spends $91 Million on Midterms

The giant union of government workers, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, is lengthening its lead as the biggest spender in the midterm elections, reaching a total of $91 million, its president, Gerald W. McEntee, said on … Continue reading

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