Anti-union forces are on the offensive again in the states, but are playing defense this year at the federal level.
So far, SpaceX has not joined other major aerospace and technology companies in suspending its political contributions to Members of Congress who voted against certifying the presidential election results.
Major utility corruption scandals rocked three states in 2020, resulting in criminal charges against utility executives and the ouster of House Speakers in Illinois and Ohio.
Despite steep pandemic-related job losses all around, union workers fared better than non-union workers in 2020, and union membership actually increased in almost half the states.
ALEC’s 2020 Legislator of the Year, Pennsylvania Sen. Chris Dush, signed a Jan. 5 letter asking Vice President Pence to stop certification of the presidential election results, just one day before the violent Capitol insurrection, and compared Gov. Wolf’s administration to the Nazi Party.
The election on November 3 revealed splits between business leaders, with two of the nation’s largest spending political groups squaring off on congressional contests.
Americans for Prosperity Action, the super PAC of Charles Koch’s political operation, spent millions on digital ads, attack mail, and door-to-door canvassing in seven key U.S. Senate races, and more spending is likely in the two Georgia runoffs, the outcome of which will determine control of the U.S. Senate.
AFP Action is canvassing for GOP candidates in six key U.S. Senate races, making it one of the few political outfits going door-to-door during the COVD-19 pandemic.
Koch-funded groups are fighting against a state constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would make Illinois the 33rd state to have a graduated income tax.
ALEC joins with other business lobbyists and Senate Republicans to back sweeping immunity for corporations that negligently spread coronavirus to their workers or customers.