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  • Ex-Big Labor Lawyer Resigns Under Pressure from Government Post

    Posted on Nov 26, 2013 by Team

    The Washington Examiner’s Luke Rosiak reports that the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), George Cohen, is resigning in advance of a Congressional investigation of the Service’s spending habits. The Examiner notes that Congress is investigating “allegations of excessive spending, improper use of government purchase cards, conflicts of interest, contracting irregularities, and retaliation […]

  • The Record of Obama’s Apparent Next Labor Pick

    Posted on Mar 15, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Unions lost a key ally in the Obama Administration when Hilda Solis resigned earlier this year as Secretary of Labor. However, the President appears poised to pick a backer of a key Big Labor policy as her successor. Thomas Perez, currently an Assistant Attorney General in the Justice Department, is rumored to be the pick. […]

  • Anna Burger Passes Through the Revolving Door

    Posted on Dec 13, 2010 by Center for Union Facts

    File this under: “Should we really be surprised?” Anna Burger, the former number two at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), has joined the board of directors at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. In a statement, John Podesta, chairman of the board, said the group was “pleased” that Burger was coming on board. […]

  • Union Officials Characteristically in Hysterics over Federal Wage Freeze

    Posted on Dec 06, 2010 by Center for Union Facts

    Wherever there are wage freezes, there’s hysterical reaction by union leaders. And wherever there’s hysterical reaction by union leaders, there’s Richard Trumka. President Obama recently proposed a two-year pay freeze for employees of the federal government. Naturally, Trumka and his fellow labor leaders aren’t very happy. “Today’s announcement of a two-year pay freeze for federal […]