Labor’s Last Chance

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

Labor watchdogs and attorneys fear that the Republican midterm wave may embolden unions to advance their agendas through executive branch regulators.

Republican Gains May Lead to Labor Pains

By Rebekah Mintzer, Law.com

The Republican Party was the big winner in the 2014 midterm elections, gaining solid majorities in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. It will be impossible to know for sure until the new congressional term how the dynamic of a Republican Congress and a Democratic president will work out practically, but it looks as though the political atmosphere will be at least a bit more challenging for labor supporters.

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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.

GOP sharpens knives to cut political spending by labor

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

Federal labor law might be overhauled for the first time in 70 years if Republicans win control of the Senate in November, with key lawmakers planning to reintroduce legislation that would effectively cripple the ability of unions to raise political funds.