Posts Tagged ‘American Legislative Exchange Council’

Sep
2015
14

Teamsters Call on UPS to Cut Ties With ALEC

Teamsters Call on UPS to Cut Ties With ALEC
  The Teamsters have joined a coalition of 84 investor, public interest, and civil rights groups in an attempt to persuade UPS to cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  The so-called think tank has become widely known as a corporate bill mill that pushes a specific agenda throughout the country’s state...
Jan
2014
17

Missouri ALEC Co-Chair on Wages in RTW States: “Sure They Go Down” (VIDEO)

Missouri ALEC Co-Chair on Wages in RTW States:
  In a video unveiled by Progress Missouri, State Senator/ALEC Co-chair Ed Emery admits that “Right-to-Work” laws would mean lower wages for Missourians. But don’t get your hopes up: this is a gotcha moment, not a rejection of anti-worker policy. For Emery, “Right-to-Work” is all about bringing more jobs to Missouri. This...
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Jul
2013
25

Latest Research Shows 117 ALEC Model Bills, Many Anti-Worker and Wage, Have Been Introduced in Statehouses During 2013

  New research from the Center for Media and Democracy shows that in 2013 at least 117 bills have been introduced that resemble model bills from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  These bills help fuel a “race to the bottom” approach to American wages that greatly favor ALEC’s corporate membership at the expense of...
Jun
2013
3

ALEC Aims to Destroy Local School Boards, Turn Education Into a Corporate, For-Profit Wasteland

ALEC Aims to Destroy Local School Boards, Turn Education Into a Corporate, For-Profit Wasteland
  ALEC is spreading its pro-corporate, pro-privatization agenda into the education space with greater abandon than before. ALEC-style “education reform” includes a push for the complete removal of school boards which would effectively block public input from decisions about schools. The Voters Legislative Transparency Project...
Jan
2013
21

Leaked Documents Indicate Ramped Up Anti-Union Push by Right-Wing FreedomWorks

Leaked Documents Indicate Ramped Up Anti-Union Push by Right-Wing FreedomWorks
According to leaked documents, FreedomWorks, the unofficial fundraising arm of the Tea Party, is allocating a hefty portion of its ‘war chest’ to push anti-union initiatives in 2013. Pledging to “push back against domineering unions,” FreedomWorks has announced a new “Save the States” campaign that pushes a...
Jan
2013
3

Must-Read Slate Article Exposes Georgia as “a Laboratory” for ALEC’s Anti-Welfare Policies

Must-Read Slate Article Exposes Georgia as “a Laboratory” for ALEC’s Anti-Welfare Policies
In 1996, President Bill Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich had their own “grand bargain”, an overhaul of the welfare system that created a set of guidelines allowing states to create their own rules in helping those most in need. The result 15 years later, sadly, was the percentage of poor Americans receiving Temporary Assistance...
Apr
2012
20

Corps Aren’t the Only Political Agents Abandoning ALEC. Some GA Politicans Have Joined the Fun, Too.

Corps Aren’t the Only Political Agents Abandoning ALEC.  Some GA Politicans Have Joined the Fun, Too.
KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell owners Yum! joined the ALEC rejection jubilee yesterday, but monolith companies aren’t the only political agents fleeing the American Legislative Exchange Council post haste. Their unpopular and aggressive platform is now being roundly rejected by some legislators who are making pledges to never join or opting to...
Apr
2012
13

ALEC: American Legislative Exchange Cancer

ALEC: American Legislative Exchange Cancer
The hits keep coming for transparency activists praying for the demise of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the über-conservative front group responsible for anti-union, pro-privatization and voter suppression legislation, among other ills. After massive members Coke, Pepsi and Kraft pulled out of the group, spokespeople for...
Mar
2012
20

Georgia’s Protest of SB 469 Brings Together Unions, Occupiers, Tea Partiers, LGBT Groups

Georgia’s Protest of SB 469 Brings Together Unions, Occupiers, Tea Partiers, LGBT Groups
Georgia Senate Bill 469, which looks to place extreme limits on picketing, brought together an unlikely coalition of protesters at the Capital building on Saturday. The crowd, estimated at upwards of one thousand strong, was made up of local union members, Occupy Atlanta protesters, and many other groups who see the law as a violation [&hellip...
Mar
2012
8

Connecticut to Pursue Laws that Will (Gasp!) Encourage, Not Suppress, Voting

Connecticut to Pursue Laws that Will (Gasp!) Encourage, Not Suppress, Voting
Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill has announced that her state will buck the national trend of voter suppression and pass laws to make it easier to vote on election day. Two proposals include same-day registration and an online voter database. Citing an outdated system, Merrill told the Hartford Courant that the state needs to [&hellip...
Feb
2012
20

MI Organizers Have Enough Signatures to Put the Emergency Financial Manager Law on the Ballot

MI Organizers Have Enough Signatures to Put the Emergency Financial Manager Law on the Ballot
Over 200,000 signatures have been collected in Michigan by organizers looking to repeal the state’s “Emergency Financial Manager Law” (PA4) in November. The law, which critics say gives too much power to unelected officials, has drawn ire from those already seeing its sweeping effects. Appointed emergency managers have the...