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  • What’s At Stake This November

    Posted on Nov 02, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    We all know that “elections have consequences,” but that isn’t always the case for labor law issues. There are some elections that are, by their nature, more direct in their labor law influence: Oregonians elect their state’s labor commissioner, for example (and some aren’t happy about it). But even federal elections are poor indicators of whether or […]

  • The State of State Affairs

    Posted on Aug 23, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    With the spotlight on the presidential race and the union politics surrounding the Democratic National Convention, Big Labor’s influence at the state level has been overlooked as of late. But recent stories bring state politics back to the fore. When the discussion is about spending $1 billion or $4 billion dollars on all political activity, the numbers are […]

  • Some Good News From the States

    Posted on Dec 29, 2010 by Center for Union Facts

    Last week we discussed the dire situation of several states’ pension funds. But while many states are headed for stormy waters, today brought two very positive developments that indicate labor unions’ stranglehold on state governments may be loosening. First from Pennsylvania: Three of the largest state employee unions wanted to remove one of the more […]