The Good, the Bad, and the Public Sector Unions

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Steve Malanga has commented on the growing differences between private and public sector unions. Malanga describes the various instances where the different types of unions have clashed and how they have found themselves supporting candidates on different tickets.

Sen. John Thune aims at union corruption

By S.A. Miller, The Washington Times

A top Senate Republican is introducing legislation Wednesday that would restore financial transparency rules for labor unions that President Obama nixed shortly after taking office in 2009, The Washington Times has learned.

Revamping the ‘Advice Exemption’

By Dave Shadovitz, Human Resource Executive Online

HR’s ability to find a good employment attorney could become a bit tougher if a Department of Labor rule change involving the “advice exemption” under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act goes into effect, experts say.

Beware the ‘Worker Centers’

By Richard Berman, The Hill

The AFL-CIO left its quadrennial convention a different organization than when it entered. During the confab, the federation voted near unanimously to offer membership to non-union organizations known as “worker centers”—a move ostensibly meant to show that the labor movement has finally joined the 21st century.