By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Some of the police officers who responded to the school shooting in Newtown are so traumatized they haven't been working, but they have to use sick time and could soon be at risk of going without a paycheck, a union official said Wednesday.
Obamacare is too conservative. The government needs to replace private insurance companies in a complete takeover of health care. That’s the system California’s union leaders are pressuring Democrats to create, now that they enjoy supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature.
Labor unions are sitting on at least $122 million in cash that can be spent on politics — more than corporate political action committees have on hand — and have already sent millions to Democratic super PACs that are purchasing ad buys daily.
A public-employees union made three massive advertising buys Tuesday, suddenly transforming a relatively quiet labor group into a major player in critical Senate races — as well as the presidential election.
The nation's largest coal miners union has yet to make an endorsement for the upcoming presidential election after giving President Obama its full and early support four years ago -- hinting it may sit out the race.
Illinois authorities took the unusual step of searching guards and other prison employees for contraband as they left at least seven facilities last week, sparking worker allegations that the checks may have been reprisals for complaints about overcrowding and understaffing and inside information leaked to the news media, workers and union officials told the Associated Press.
The battle for Wisconsin is over. Conservatives won by fending off the union-orchestrated attempt to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Now the fight is on to spin what it means. On the eve of Mr. Walker's sizable 7-point victory, GOP standard-bearer Mitt Romney announced, "Tonight's results will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin."
Rick Santorum has not run as a friend of labor unions, going so far as to reverse himself and embrace a national right-to-work law, yet the social conservative got a major boost Monday in Ohio from the big-money intervention of an unlikely source: one of the country's premier unions.
Unions are gearing up to spend more than $400 million to help re-elect President Obama and lift Democrats this election year in a fight for labor's survival.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders has spent more than six years in office trying to dig the city out of a fiscal mess his predecessors and the global economic crisis helped to create, and the city workers' unions have fought him nearly every step of the way.
An unlikely combatant has jumped into the big-money battle between independent groups running ads weighing in on the Republican presidential primary: a national union representing public employees.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) will stage a December protest at the Capitol in conjunction with occupiers. The protest's stated goal, according to SEIU President Mary Kay Henry: to intimidate Republicans into backing the president's economic agenda.
One of the faces of American labor is calling it quits.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has long abandoned hopes of including any tax increases in ongoing debt-ceiling negotiations, but that didn't stop labor unions and left-leaning groups from calling for a final plan that raises taxes on the wealthy and doesn't cut any entitlement programs.
Another day, another union up- rising. This time, Illinois' government unions are up in arms about raises they were supposed to receive on July 1. But don't be fooled - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn isn't joining the ranks of the governors of New Jersey, Wisconsin and Ohio.