SunEdison: A cloudy picture for another renewable energy company
SunEdison: A cloudy picture for another renewable energy company
Rob Nikolewski | October 08, 2015|   16
Renewable energy company SunEdison is expected to lay off 10 percent of its workforce after its stock price tumbled.
Union coalition AFL-CIO sinks $44 million into politics
Union coalition AFL-CIO sinks $44 million into politics
Jason Hart | October 08, 2015|   784
Advocates of mandatory union dues in Missouri and across the country have a deep-pocketed friend in Richard Trumka, president of labor coalition AFL-CIO.
VA officials used medical records to smear whistleblowers
VA officials used medical records to smear whistleblowers
Tori Richards | September 22, 2015|   975
Part 16 of 16 in the series Veterans Affairs Veterans Affairs officials illegally accessed whistleblower medical records to engage in a smear campaign aimed at covering up fatally lax medical care, according to testimony today at U.S. Senate committee. In a rare show of solidarity, Republicans and Democrats showed anger and distress during the testimony of witnesses [...]
Watchdog Podcast: The GOP debate (Round 2) and a right-to-work defeat in Missouri
Eric Boehm | September 18, 2015|   18
At the second GOP debate, Trump finally ran out of things to say, Fiorina surged and Huckabee made a good point in favor of small government (yes, really).
Missouri workers lose against labor union Goliath
Missouri workers lose against labor union Goliath
Jason Hart | September 17, 2015|   119
Missouri’s right-to-work fight is a David vs. Goliath struggle, with workers beset by special interests who want to keep taking money out of their pockets. Unions won the latest battle this week when Missouri Republicans failed to muster the necessary two-thirds majority to override Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a right-to-work bill passed in May. But despite decades of waning union influence, the Davids in this story are the workers still squeezed for mandatory union fees in Missouri and the other 24 states without right-to-work laws.
‘Vicious political campaigning’ backfired on MO unions
‘Vicious political campaigning’ backfired on MO unions
Yaël Ossowski | September 15, 2015|   147
Former union members recount stories of the "vicious political campaigning" they were subject to at work before the right-to-work vote in Missouri.
Union bosses benefit from the income inequality they bash
Union bosses benefit from the income inequality they bash
Jason Hart | September 14, 2015|   755
Fans of mandatory union dues say workers shouldn’t mind that union bosses are paid six figures, because executives at huge corporations are paid more.
Right-to-work opposition could hurt Dems chances in Missouri in 2016
Right-to-work opposition could hurt Dems chances in Missouri in 2016
Eric Boehm | September 10, 2015|   289
Vetoing a right-to-work bill might hurt Gov. Jay Nixon's fellow Democrats in 2016. He can't run for another term, but right-to-work could be a major campaign issue.
Why shouldn’t Missouri become the 26th right-to-work state?
Why shouldn’t Missouri become the 26th right-to-work state?
Jason Hart | September 09, 2015|   439
Unions who couldn’t convince Missouri lawmakers to vote against right-to-work are bent on stopping a two-thirds majority from overriding Gov. Nixon’s veto.
Union bosses battling Missouri right-to-work make big bucks
Union bosses battling Missouri right-to-work make big bucks
Jason Hart | September 07, 2015|   592
Teamsters bosses and other labor union leaders may have personal financial motives for their political opposition to a Missouri right-to-work bill.