According to a new report from the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC), the giant corporations operating or franchising full-service restaurants cost taxpayers billions in public assistance for workers who are not paid enough to make ends meet.
Hotel profits are up. Executive salaries have skyrocketed. But the little-known trade association representing this robust $163 billion dollar industry is fighting to keep workers wages low.
CMD's new Reporters' Guide on the Big Testing companies tallies the $20 million they've spent lobbying for expanded K-12 testing while trying to minimize privacy protections for American school children.
RTW bills have moved in at least eight other states this year, though none are assured of passing.
After an all-nighter in the Wisconsin State Assembly, the ALEC right-to-work bill passed along party lines this morning, and will be sent to Scott Walker’s desk.
Two trade organizations affiliated with corporate bill mill ALEC have filed a suit against the City of Los Angeles to block an ordinance passed last September to raise the wages for hotel employees.
Rick Berman, the king of corporate front groups and propaganda, has been caught on tape. Listen:
Hawai'i has become "ground zero" in the controversy over genetically modified (GMO) crops and pesticides. The out-of-state pesticide and GMO firms Syngenta, Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer, Dow Chemical, BASF, and Bayer CropScience have brought substantial sums of corporate cash into the state's relatively small political arena.
An internal tracking document-- obtained from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) by the Center for Media and Democracy under Texas public records law -- reveals the scope of ALEC's anti-environmental efforts in 2014.
The Guardian published a set of coordinated fundraising proposals from State Policy Network (SPN) members today that confirm many of these groups' intent to change state laws and policies, referring to "advancing model legislation" and "candidate briefings." These activities "arguably cross the line into lobbying," The Guardian notes. The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) highlighted these questionable political activities in its recent report, "EXPOSED: The State Policy Network: The Powerful Right-Wing Network Helping to Hijack State Politics and Government," as well as in a recent follow-up article.