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CEO's Paychecks Getting the AFL-CIO Mad; Americans Didn't Whip Out Their Wallets Much in April; In: DuPont Proxy War, Out: Boxing

So what’s the problem?

The AFL-CIO is all worked up about CEO salaries and just how disproportionately higher they are than everybody else’s. The organization came out with a new report detailing all the juicy numbers found in an… 581 more words

Rumors of a Democratic rift are greatly exaggerated

“By definition, massive trade deals like the TPP override domestic laws written, debated, and passed by Congress. If fast-track passes, Congress will have given up its power to strip out any backroom arrangements and special favors…

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Politics

Not So Fast: Unions ramp up pressure on Congress to stop fast track

More than a year after sending proponents of fast track back to the drawing board, Congress is poised to consider a modified version of the trade measure this spring. 620 more words

Union Events

Union Membership Rate Falls to 100-Year Low

This is from The Daily Signal.

It will be no loss if the unions just fade away.

Look at the trouble Detriot is in due to the unions. 401 more words

Unions' organizing gains outpaced by overall job growth in 2014

The percentage of workers who are members of labor unions dropped slightly in 2014 both nationally and in Minnesota, while the earnings advantage enjoyed by union members remained significant, according to an annual report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 531 more words

Organizing

STEVEN MALANGA: State of Disunion - The growing conflict between public and private labor

City Journal: Over the past few years, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has enraged public-sector unions by closing failing public schools and calling for pension reform. The head of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, went so far as to offer a local labor official $1 million in union campaign support to take on Emanuel, up for reelection in February. 2,082 more words

Economy