Different rules for unions

By Matthew J. Brouillette, Philly.com

Pennsylvania’s government union executives should be at the top of any list of political power players in Harrisburg. With the kind of influence that millions in campaign contributions and political ads can buy, shouldn’t they follow the same lobbying laws as other political organizations?

Union Front Group Barred from Walmart

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

A Tarrant County, Texas judge granted Walmart a temporary restraining order against the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) and its subsidiary OUR Walmart on Tuesday, following the retailer’s allegations of harassment.

Government Unions Play Fast & Loose with the Law

By Bob Dick, Commonwealth Foundation

They’re exempt from stalking and harassment laws during labor disputes, and they’re allowed to use taxpayer resources to collect money for candidates and political ads on a daily basis. But if you thought these special legal privileges would be enough for government union executives, you’d be wrong.