Entries by Jack Dean

Union Watch Highlights

Union dues bill: Payback? By M.J. Ellington, December 12, 2010, Montgomery Times Many legislators say a bill prohibiting payroll deductions for organization dues and political action committees is the key to the special session on ethics reform. Others say the Senate bill in Gov. Bob Riley’s ethics reforms package is payback to the Alabama Education […]

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Recent reports on union activity from around the web through December 5th, 2010: Collective bargaining may get tweak in Ohio By Thomas Suddes, December 5, 2010, The Columbus Dispatch Ohio’s public-employee unions should fasten their seat belts: They may be in for rough ride in 2011, thanks to the clout -and long memories – of […]

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Recent reports on union activity from around the web through November 12, 2010: Super-sized pensions, and a doomsday scenario by Bob Sullivan, November 12, 2010, MSNBC In New York, a 44-year-old firefighter retires with a $101,000 a year pension, for life. Near Chicago, a parks commissioner quits and begins collecting a $166,000 pension – a […]

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Recent reports on union activity from around the web through Oct. 26, 2010: Unions the Real Big-Money Culprits This Election Season By Mark McKinnon, The Daily Beast, October 24, 2010 The out-of-control big-money donors this fall aren’t the U.S. Chamber of Commerce types, as the White House would have you believe. Mark McKinnon on the […]

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Recent reports on union activity from around the web through Oct. 19, 2010: County Caves to Union Threat By Troy Anderson, Daily News, October 19th, 2010 Despite learning Tuesday that Los Angeles County faces a $26 billion tab over coming decades to cover pension and retiree health care costs, the Board of Supervisors delayed pursuing […]

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Recent reports on union activity from around the web through Oct. 12, 2010: The Paralysis of the State By David Brooks, New York Times, October 12, 2010 Sometimes a local issue perfectly illuminates a larger national problem. Such is the case with the opposition of the New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, to construction of a […]