Grassroots opposition to draconian budget cuts orchestrated by the Kochs’ influence machine gain steam, putting Governor Dunleavy’s political future in question.
On September 19, the Massachusetts legislature overrode Republican Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of a bill that would help public employee unions maintain dues-paying members.
Koch Industries’ paper subsidiary cuts more than 2,100 jobs in the past two years, with taxpayers left holding the bill.
555 workers will lose their jobs.
New post-Janus law helps level the playing field in Oregon in the face of right-wing campaigns to weaken public sector unions.
The American Legislative Exchange Council has gone on the record as supporting the right of workers to bargain collectively, and even strike, for better working conditions — as long as they do it without a union.
Right-wing groups sue union in Illinois to collect millions in retroactive “fair share” fees.
Koch Industries has lobbied against every major measure to reduce reliance on fossil fuels so far this year.
The Kochs’ political astroturf operation sponsored, paid for, and restricted the terms of attendance for Governor Dunleavy’s “Statewide Discussion for a Permanent Fiscal Plan.”
The SEC has denied ExxonMobil’s request to prevent a shareholder vote on a resolution requiring the oil giant to disclose its political spending, including “dark money” contributions to advocacy groups and trade associations.