American Federation Of State, County, And Municipal Employees News
Fate of public unions may rest with Supreme Court
The Supreme Court Monday seemed poised to overturn a 41-year old ruling that requires some government workers to pay certain fees even if they're not union members, in a case that could hurt the political power of public employee unions. The rationale for the original ruling was that the so-called
Supreme Court in new term to weigh political gerrymandering, other high-stakes cases
The Supreme Court begins a new term today that will be packed with high-stakes cases on issues from partisan gerrymandering to whether private outfits such as a bakery can refuse service to same-sex weddings. Also to come before the court is a case about dues-paying to public-sector unions. The new
Sara Fagen: It's Been "Downhill Ever Since" First Debate for Trump
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The Note: GOP Enters Debate-Free Month
NOTABLES --BUSH STILL THINKS HE'S THE BETTER BET: The Jeb Bush that greeted veterans at an old Coca-Cola manufacturing plant yesterday was technically the same man voters saw last week. His stump speech was the same, he spoke with just as many voters as he usually does and went over his normal
Bernie Sanders Lands His Biggest Union Endorsement Yet
Bernie Sanders has landed his biggest labor endorsement to date: the American Postal Workers Union , or APWU. The group represents 200,000 U.S. Postal Service employees and retirees from across all 50 states. The APWU executive board announced its choice early this morning. The commitment comes at
Bernie Sanders Rolling Out New Hampshire Team
The last few weeks have been good ones for Hillary Clinton : a " Saturday Night Live " guest appearance, a well-regarded debate performance, and testimony on Benghazi that appear to avoid any new controversies. Her poll numbers have risen, too. All this may be reason for Bernie Sanders supporters
Sexual Relationships Between Inmates and Prison Employees Fairly Common, Statistics Show
After two New York inmates allegedly traded sex with a female prison employee for help in getting tools they used to break out, now comes a second case in which a female prison employees' alleged sexual relationship has been cited in connection with a North Carolina jailbreak. These might be
5 Stories You'll Care About in Politics This Week
The biggest news this week was a Schocking resignation — and now, the FBI's Springfield, Illinois, office and federal prosecutors are investigating the embattled congressman . Of course, that's not all that happened: From candidates meerkatting to Mitt Romney's regret and Hillary Clinton's
President Obama: 'Every Gray Hair Is Worth It'
Fired up and in campaign form, President Obama delivered what appeared to be a pre-midterm stump speech on Monday to labor activists in Wisconsin, the state that became the labor movement’s political epicenter in 2011. “Every gray hair is worth it,” he told the crowd,...
NLRB decision very well-reasoned
The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago, Peter Sung Ohr, ruled Wednesday that Northwestern University football players are university employees and entitled to an election that will determine whether they can form a union. The blockbuster ruling and Ohr's reasoning