The makers of an opioid tied to 400,000 deaths had special access to the attorneys general that chose to take their “sweetheart deal” — saving the owners of the company from admitting wrongdoing — thanks to a pay-for-play group called the Republican Attorneys General Association.
Massachusetts Law Could Blunt the Effect of Janus’s Attack on Unions
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.
Workers Lose in Koch’s Georgia-Pacific Restructuring
Koch Industries’ paper subsidiary cuts more than 2,100 jobs in the past two years, with taxpayers left holding the bill.
ALEC Doubles Down on Trump, Corporate Agenda at Annual Meeting in Texas
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meets this week in Austin, the capital of the Lone Star State, for its 46th Annual Meeting at the posh JW Marriott hotel.
Oregon Strengthens Public Workers’ Right to Organize
New post-Janus law helps level the playing field in Oregon in the face of right-wing campaigns to weaken public sector unions.
Right-Wing Network Fights Proposed Wisconsin Minimum Wage Hike
“Infrastructure” built by Bradley Foundation gives GOP legislators the ammunition they need to fight a raise for Wisconsin’s working poor.
Bradley Foundation Funds “Opt-Out” Campaign to Cripple Public Sector Unions
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation pumped more than $5.6 million dollars into right-wing anti-labor groups efforts in 2018.
ALEC Says “Strike!” Just Do It Without 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.
Koch-Backed Tech Group Behind Tool Used to Push Union Opt-Out Campaigns
The Lincoln Network is behind online technology called “Edunity” that is being deployed to encourage teachers and other public sector union members to leave their unions.
Comcast Is Latest Telecommunications Company to Drop ALEC
The news of Comcast’s departure was made public in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing calling for increased lobbying disclosure by Comcast.