News From: Collective bargaining

by Brian Young | on Jan 14, 2020

Colorado Governor Support Bargaining Rights for Public Employees

A major victory for public employees may be on the horizon for workers in Colorado.

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 06, 2019

When the Boss Bargains in the Press

When a union is going through bargaining many locals and the companies that they are negotiating with tend to be quiet about what is going on. They understand that bargaining in the press is often...

by Brian Young | on Jun 27, 2019

Overruling Janus

One year ago, the Supreme Court issued the Janus v AFSCME decision that brought right to work to the entire public sector. While this decision got a lot of attention, it was just the next step in a...

by Brian Young | on May 31, 2019

Delaware: Bargaining for Wages and Benefits

For decades, many public employees in Delaware lacked the ability to collectively bargain their wages. Without the ability to bargain for wages state workers were subject to the whims of elected...

by Brian Young | on May 29, 2019

Nurse Beaten Unconscious in Iowa

Iowa’s decision to weaken collective bargaining for state employees is putting state employees at risk. This claim was made by the AFSCME Council 61 after a nurse was beaten unconscious at a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 28, 2018

Imagine a Union that Can't Bargain for Wages and Benefits

Public employees in Delaware face a big problem, they are allowed to join a union but are not allowed to negotiate their wages and benefits. HB 96 would change the state law to allow public sector...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 23, 2018

Janus Rallies 2018: The End of Labor Peace as We Know It

Let’s be honest with ourselves, the Mark Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court case that is being heard on Monday will be bad news for many, not just for organized labor’s ability to collect...

by Brian Young | on Feb 22, 2017

Hartford playing Hardball

For years Connecticut, has failed to meet their pension requirements and have consistently mismanaged the fund.  Now a bill is being proposed that will exempt retirement benefits from collective...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 22, 2017

Steps on How to Organize a Union

Although every workplace is different and the needs of different workforces vary, there are some basic steps involved in organizing your union at work.  If you’re ready to begin organizing...

by Kate Hogan | on Jan 04, 2017

UCOMM Ed: Areawide Bargaining

Union terminology can at times be confusing. Some verbiage and terms are unique to union members and the more that we understand them, the more we know about the union world around us. One of...