Super PACs supersize union political spending

By Nathan A. Benefield, newpittsburghcourieronline.com

Last month, a federal judge ruled that a new breed of political money machines—called “super PACs”—can get involved in Pennsylvania elections using an unlimited amount of union dues money. Well-known on the federal landscape, these supersized political action committees (PACs) will soon amplify the already dominant role unions play at election time.

Should government stop collecting union dues?

The Morning Call

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering “paycheck protection” legislation to prohibit government agencies from collecting dues on behalf of unions. Supporters say taxpayer resources shouldn’t be used to help unions fund political activity; opponents say it’s meant to weaken unions.

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The NLRB Shows Union Favoritism

Unions have always had special privileges in America, but ever since 1973, when United States v. Enmons exempted them from compliance with the Hobbs Act, unions have received privileges that no one else could even dream of. U.S. v. Enmons held that violence for the cause of “legitimate” union objectives is not counted as extortion. That is an extraordinary privilege to say the least.

How the unions strike gold on the Silver Line

By Mark D. Obenshain, The Washington Times

Last week, the contractor for the first phase of the Silver Line Metro extension certified that Phase One was complete. The Silver Line will eventually take riders deep into Loudoun County, beyond Washington Dulles International Airport.