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An effort is underway in Prince George's County to carve out an exemption to the much-ballyhooed "regional minimum wage" increase passed by lawmakers there, in Montgomery County and in Washington, D.C., last year.
MSNBC host Ed Schultz — a pro-union pundit with a national podium — has received a total of $252,000 in payments from union groups in 2012 and 2013, Labor Department numbers revealed.
When the White House nominated David Weil to be in charge of wage enforcement for the Labor Department, officials stressed his weighty academic credentials as a Boston University professor and Harvard University researcher.
A Florida political activist is out of luck after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear his challenge to a state law that prohibited groups from donating small amounts of money without first forming a political action committee.
Immigrant advocates on Monday asked international human rights monitors to step in and oversee the Obama administration's deportation policies, saying the U.S. is violating international standards both in how it detains people and who it chooses to deport.
Politics occasionally drive John Boehner to tears, but rarely to plain English. Gobbledygook is the Washington disease, and the Republicans have a bad case of it. Wonkery was not invented in Washington, but Washington is where it thrives.
Union backing for Obamacare boosted government, not workers
Thanks to R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. for his enlightening commentary on Richard Trumka ("Richard Trumka's menagerie," Sept. 20). Mr. Trumka's effort to bring more political groups into the AFL-CIO in lieu of fixing the negatives that have hurt the union's image and workers is proof that the many top union leaders are more interested in their power than their worker members.
That was the scent of desperation wafting through the Los Angeles Convention Center last week, taunting the once strong and proud AFL-CIO. The unions' annual meeting usually attracts the movement's militant fringe, the better to present demands for bigger government handouts and to engage in free-market bashing. This time was different. The unions need allies so desperately that it wants to absorb liberal advocacy groups as "union affiliates," to give standing to groups that have no actual union standing.