Wisconsin state legislators will meet in an "extraordinary session" today in order to take up so-called "right to work" legislation.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) made headlines last week after Wisconsin Republicans introduced a virtually word-for-word copy of the ALEC “model” Right to Work Act, following on the heels of Michigan and other states that have taken up the ALEC-inspired anti-union measures in recent years.
To much fanfare, Walmart has announced a program to raise wages for its lowest paid workers.
In the multi-pronged corporate attack on working people, two public relations and lobbying campaigns have appeared, taking aim at the National Labor Relations Board.
ALEC is famous for using "small government" rhetoric to push its corporate-funded privatization agenda in state legislatures across the country. In a hypocritical twist, the corporate bill mill now wants city and county governments to subsidize the conferences of its new local offshoot.
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" didn't mention ALEC's role in pushing Philip Morris' anti-regulatory agenda globally."
The prosecutor leading the Walker probe has asked some Wisconsin Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves from a challenge to the investigation.
Billionaire financier and new Republican Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, continued his war on working families this week with a move straight out of the ALEC playbook.
Dr. Evil is back. Richard Berman and his phony front group Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA, get it?) released a bizarre video "Breaking Up with Fossil Fuels is Hard to Do."
Wisconsin is home to nearly 335,000 Latinos, and 40 percent of these self-identify as Democrats. The LIBRE Initiative is poised to bring Latinos back into the GOP fold just in time for the 2016 election cycle.