The U.S. Supreme Court debated whether public employees can constitutionally be forced to pay fees to a union, weighing a politically tinged case with the potential to undercut the power of organized labor.
Andy Stern, the former head of the fastest-growing U.S. labor union and a close ally of President Barack Obama, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Conversations with Judy Woodruff,” to be broadcast this weekend, that he expects Obama to reverse his opposition to the easing of tax rules so companies with overseas profits will be encouraged to return the cash to the U.S. Stern is the former president of the Service Employees International Union.
The National Labor Relations Board ordered a rerun union election among 43,000 Kaiser Permanente health-care workers in California after throwing out results of a 2010 tainted by allegations of improper conduct.
The alarm blaring in the New York headquarters of Amalgamated Bank, where the Democratic National Committee and Occupy Wall Street are clients, didn’t bother the two pinstriped executives sitting still with legs crossed.
The Ohio secretary of state’s rules on counting provisional ballots burden citizens unfairly and may cause votes to be thrown out improperly, two advocacy groups told a federal judge, as legal wrangling over voter issues continued the day after the presidential election.