Keeping workers in the dark

By Mark Mix, The Washington Times

Two of Sen. Harry Reid’s controversial legislative maneuvers are coming back to haunt American workers. In 2013, then-Majority Leader Reid’s threat to eviscerate the judicial filibuster cowed enough Senate Republicans to approve Big Labor’s handpicked candidates to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

CAL PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS SPENDING $1BILLION PER YEAR

By Chriss W. Street, breitbart.com

U.S. public sector unions are politically powerful because they collect and spend at least $4.0 billion in dues each year. But California unions are overwhelmingly powerful because although the state has just 11 percent of the nation’s population, California’s public sector unions collect and spend $1 billion, or 25 percent of all U.S. public sector union dues each year.

WHAT’S THE SEIU HIDING?

By Chris Andriesen, Illinois Policy Institute

The Competitive Enterprise Institute filed a complaint on May 5 with the U.S. Department of Labor after learning the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois-Indiana, or SEIU Healthcare, failed to comply with federal financial-disclosure requirements.