Federal investigators say they have proof that Massey Energy kept fake safety records to throw off inspectors at a West Virginia coal mine where 29 men died last year, the deadliest U.S. coal field disaster in four decades.
Republicans in Wisconsin were dealt a major blow June 27 in their effort to unseat state Democrats and retain their anti-union majority.
Critics say the new law is worse than Arizona's SB 1070.
By a 5-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona's first anti-immigrant law is legal.
Women are being thrown under the bus as states and the nation try to reduce deficits by slashing budgets.
State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt called it "an attempt to block the recall of unpopular GOP senators and to suppress turnout among constituencies who may tend to vote Democratic."
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives and in a number of states are out to kill, or at least cripple, unemployment insurance.
DALLAS - Young radicals celebrated International Labor Day here with a march through downtown.
Republicans have been able to file petitions to recall only three of eight Democratic state senators they are trying to unseat. And their petitions may end up being thrown out.
A federal judge in Minneapolis, with power over labor-management in relations in the National Football League thanks to prior court rulings, has banned the NFL's lockout of its players. But the teams defied her ruling and kept their facility gates closed.