When Unions Bark but Don’t Bite

By Vincent Vernuccio, National Review Online

Such was the expected story when Governor Rick Snyder signed Michigan’s worker-freedom law in December 2012. After machinations including violent protests outside the capitol and “there will be blood” rhetoric by Democratic state representative Douglas Geiss, most observers expected a major push in 2014 to repeal the law and punish the politicians who enacted it.

SEIU Spending Big in Michigan to Back Dem for Senate

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is spending hundreds of thousands dollars to elect Democratic Senate candidate Gary Peters in Michigan just months after it settled one of the largest campaign finance violations in state history.

House Dems Sideline Amnesty, Minimum-wage, For Fall 2014

By Neil Munro, The Daily Caller

Democrats planning this fall’s election campaign will sideline the president’s call to hike the minimum wage and his effort to double the inflow of foreign workers and immigrants, say Democrats who briefed a New York Times reporter on their 2014 campaign research.