| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:46 PM
HARRISBURG — Legislative leaders were poised to meet Tuesday evening to try to lasso an elusive compromise on a multibillion-dollar transportation funding package Gov. Tom Corbett has sought for months.
Time is running out to wrangle the beast....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler asked his Democratic rivals Tuesday to keep third-party spending out of the race for governor, pointing to other states where such agreements are said to have cut down on negative attack ads.
Gansler's call for a...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler called on his Democratic rivals Tuesday to pledge not to allow third-party spending in the race for governor.
"We're trying to keep the fundraising contribution lines clean and limit the outside groups buying...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Friction between pro-trade Democrats and the unions that usually support them seems to be coming to a head in the contentious issue of trade promotion authority, the power President Barack Obama wants in order to negotiate trade agreements.
Rep. John B....
| Nov 9, 2013
| 4:47 PM
More than 400 labor union representatives marched in Pottsville Saturday against union-busting right-to-work laws, which Pottsville beermaker Dick Yuengling is said to support.
About 20 unions were represented at the rally outside the Schuylkill...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:33 PM
WASHINGTON -- For Rep. Gary Miller and voters in his Inland Empire district, this is just the beginning: A television ad began airing Thursday in the Republican’s district seeking to ratchet up pressure on him to support a pathway to citizenship for...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Labor groups are planning to protest Saturday in front of beermaker D.G. Yuengling and Son in Pottsville.
At issue, according protest organizers, is owner Dick Yuengling Jr.'s support of so-called right-to-work laws.
"We find it incredibly ironic and...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:05 PM
SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota Democrats and labor unions turned in petitions with 25,861 signatures to the South Dakota Secretary of State's office Monday.
Secretary of State Jason Gant said 15,855 signatures need to be valid, or 5 percent of the...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Richard Trumka, the blunt-speaking head of the international AFL-CIO, was in town Friday for the retirement dinner for John W. Olsen, and joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to celebrate some state labor efforts in Hartford.
Trumka later addressed some tough...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:29 AM
The Maryland and District of Columbia AFL-CIO has thrown its support behind Sen. Brian E. Frosh for the Democratic nomination attorney general, giving the Montgomery County lawmaker a potentially important boost in his primary contest.
| Oct 26, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's gubernatorial campaign picked up another labor endorsement Saturday, after the Maryland and Washington branch of the AFL-CIO voted to back him.
Fred Mason, president of the union, pointed to Brown's defense of collecting...