Reconnecting labor spending with members’ interests

By Richard Berman, The Washington Times

The Laborers Union is bucking orthodoxy and a temporary AFL-CIO spending moratorium. They are steering the majority of their political contributions to candidates based not on their party affiliations, but on their positions that matter to union members.

GOP group’s super PAC mostly funded by unions

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

Almost all of the money donated to the campaign super PAC of the Republican Main Street Partnership, a group dedicated to supporting moderate GOP members, came from organized labor sources in the last election cycle, Federal Election Commission records show.

Unions misuse members’ money for political gain

By David R. Osborne, The Mercury

If someone used your name on an election mailer to solicit votes for a candidate without your consent, you’d probably feel betrayed. But what if they sent that mailer to your spouse, lied about who you were voting for, and made you pay for it all — violating state law in the process?


By RiShawn Biddle,

The National Education Association just filed its 2013-2014 LM-2 filing with the U.S. Department of Labor, and once again, it spent big to preserve its declining influence over education policymaking.