by Press and Media | on Mar 15, 2018

Closing the Prevailing Wage Loophole

In New York, companies are using a loophole in New York State law to avoid paying a prevailing wage on certain publicly funded projects. Read more from the AP below.

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 14, 2018

Unions Propel Conor Lamb to Razor Thin Victory

After a long night of counting ballots, Conor Lamb appears to have won the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District by about 600 votes. While political pundits will spend...

by Brian Young | on Mar 13, 2018

Teachers Threaten Strike in Kentucky Over Pension Cuts

Over the last few weeks, thousands of teachers from throughout the Bluegrass state have held daily rallies outside of the state capital in Frankfort urging elected officials to vote against Senate...

by Guest Post | on Mar 12, 2018

IBEW Testifies on the State of the Nation's Electrical Grid

Construction and Maintenance Department Director Jim Ross testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy Feb. 27 about how the federal government can improve the state of the nation’s...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 08, 2018

Senate Dems Propose Creating 15 Million Infrastructure Jobs

After Trump released his much-maligned infrastructure plan, that failed to provide the needed resources to meet the United States infrastructure needs, Senate Democrats have now released their vision...

by Guest Post | on Mar 07, 2018

Unions are Pro-Family, Destroying them Will Destroy the Family

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Feb. 26 in the case Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). If the court rules against the unions...

by Brian Young | on Mar 07, 2018

Puerto Rico Looks to Privatize Public Education

Six months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, the island is still rebuilding. Part of the process includes building new schools. However, the island is broke and the Governor is trying to...

by Guest Post | on Mar 06, 2018

Understanding the Citizen Journalist

A young woman asked me this week what it was like in the bad-old days of newspapers. “Did you use a typewriter?” she asked. I most certainly did. I mentioned how we’d call...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 05, 2018

Ronald Reagan: The Union Buster

Last Thursday, Trump's Labor Secretary Alex Acosta inducted one of the more head-scratching inductees into the Department of Labor’s Hall of Fame, President Ronald Reagan. While Reagan was...

by Brian Young | on Mar 02, 2018

Teachers Strike Continues in West Virginia

Schools in West Virginia are once again closed after lawmakers in the state failed to get the votes needed to pass a new contract that would have ended the week-long strike.