SEIU Head Andy Stern to Resign Early, But On a Win

After 14 years as head of the Service Employees International Union, Andy Stern is planning to step down two years before his term is up. Backers and critics of the man who helped revitalize the flagging U.S. labor movement are already weighing in on his accomplishments -- and his failures.

Business and Labor Are Girding for the 'Check Card' War

Health care could soon be yesterday's battle. Business groups are now bracing themselves for a new fight in Congress against the growing power of unions. At issue is the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), also known as Card Check, a union-backed proposal that would enable workers to join a union if more than 50% of workers at a facility sign membership cards. A government-mandated arbitrator could enact a contract if the employer and the union don't reach an agreement within 120 days.