Dec 18, 2014

Sen. Harkin’s Fond Farewell to Washington Contained a Warning on Income Inequality

In 40 years of making laws in the nation's capital - 10 in the U.S. House of Representatives and 30 in the U.S. Senate, Tom Harkin (D-IA) has fought to give the little guy "a leg up on the economic ladder of success," with some failures but many, many successes, including leading the fight for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Harkin, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), spoke movingly about what drove him all these years. Read More

Dec 18, 2014

Senate Rules Change Allows Confirmation of Record Number of Judicial Nominees

In its final days, the United States Senate wrapped up a session marked by obstruction and gridlock by confirming scores of critical judicial and executive nominations. Read More

Dec 18, 2014

NLRB Reforms Will Limit Corporations’ Stalling Tactics in Union Elections

The National Labor Relations Board upheld some modest changes in the union representation election process intended to simplify the process and minimize delay. Read More

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