Keeping the heat on ALEC
23. April 2012
The bad news keeps coming for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Late Friday, Proctor & Gamble announced it would not rejoin the shadowy group. Proctor and Gamble released this statement: ‘Decisions about which memberships we retain are guided by budgetary considerations, ...
More Bad News for ALEC
19. April 2012
YUM! Brands is the latest Fortune 500 corporation to announce it is cutting ties with the radical, right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). YUM! Brands is the owner of (KFC), Taco Bell and Pizza Hut fast food restaurants. YUM! Brands reportedly co-chaired ALEC’s Labor and Bus...
ALEC feels the pressure
18. April 2012
The radical, right wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is feeling the heat of the spotlight. The group announced Tuesday it would eliminate its public safety task force that helped to draft controversial legislation such as Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law.” In...
How ridiculous can the presidential elections get?
17. April 2012
We told you last week that the political madness season is in full force. A story that caught our attention last week concerns a political prank done by presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s camp to launch two fake Twitter accounts for Vice President Joe Biden and Democratic national C...
Walker’s Attack Ads
16. April 2012
Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker is wasting no time attacking his potential opponents in an attempt to hold on to his job. Walker released television ads attacking the two Democratic frontrunners challenging him in the June 5 recall election. Walker hits Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on the i...
Don’t let em’ fool ya!
13. April 2012
The political silly season is in full force. Elected officials who are anti-labor friendly seem hell-bent on muddling the political message as the November elections near. Take California Congressman Darrell Issa for example. Issa, who is reportedly the richest member of Congress, launched a webs...
Hamburger Restaurants Flip Off ALEC
12. April 2012
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is getting kicked to the curb again this week. This time two of America’s most popular fast food restaurants -- McDonald’s and Wendy’s International -- are doing the dumping. ALEC is the corporate-funded organization that writes ra...
The spending spree begins
11. April 2012
We’ve said time and again that 2012 is a make or break year for America’s middle class. A couple of weeks ago, we shared a list of the top 50 super PACs that includes some of America’s biggest spenders who are willing to shell out big bucks supporting presidential candidates who d...
Big Businesses Continue to Pull Support of ALEC
10. April 2012
Big corporations are fleeing like flies from the right-wing corporate group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the latest backer to withdraw financial support from the organization that has helped push anti-worker legislation across the United...
9. April 2012
We’ve been providing updates about the treacherous reach of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which is pushing harmful bills designed to do away with unions and worker rights across the United States. Some major corporations, inlcuding Coca Cola, PepsiCo and Kraft Foods &ndash...
Using Social Media to Capture Breaking News
2. April 2012
As employers continue to crack down on what’s acceptable to post on social media sites, incidents like the one in Kentucky this weekend illustrate the value fire fighters bring to the community. March Madness took over University of Kentucky fans this past weekend when the men’s team de...
The Fight Over Wisconsin Continues
2. April 2012
The political theater continues in Wisconsin as news broke over the weekend that a federal judge struck down key parts of Governor Scott Walker’s union-busting bill. According to the ruling, the state can’t prevent public employees from collecting voluntary dues through payroll deductio...
Romney’s Bad View of Unions
29. March 2012
If you have questions about why the IAFF will work to make sure “Mitt Romney’s view of the White House is from a tourist bus” – as General President Harold Schaitberger told IAFF members attending the IAFF 2012 Legislative Conference – then Romney’s remarks on the...
Updates from the 2012 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference
26. March 2012
2012 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference website Day Three IAFF Goes to Congress IAFF members set off to meet lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Nearly 700 members from across the country are in Washington, DC to discuss the challenges that first responders fac...
2012 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference
23. March 2012
The IAFF will welcome 600 fire fighters to its annual Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference next week in Washington, DC, the cornerstone of all our legislative efforts. It’s still early in 2012, but the IAFF has won significant legislative victories on Capitol Hill due largely to the rel...
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