by Brian Young | on Apr 17, 2019

Illinois Bans Right to Work

In a complete 180, the new Governor of Illinois J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill into law that would make local Right to Work laws illegal in the state. The new law, which takes effect immediately,...

by Guest Post | on Apr 01, 2019

IBEW Activists Work to Bring Back Prevailing Wage to New Hampshire

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center For more than three decades, New Hampshire has been the lone New England state lacking a prevailing wage law. But after voters in November’s...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 29, 2019

Prevailing Wage Bill Faces Opposition from Business Groups

Budget negotiations in New York are down to the wire and one of the bills that union members are still fighting for is a provision that would define public works projects in the state. The definition...

by Dave Weidlich | on Mar 27, 2019

Call Center Bill Leaves Committee

I have great news to report about Senate Bill 990 an Act Concerning Call Centers and Notice of Closure.

by Brian Young | on Mar 19, 2019

Mark Janus Lobbies for Anti-Union Bill in Kansas

Mark Janus, the namesake on the Janus v AFSCME case that brought Right to Work to the entire public sector, has moved on from being a bad public employee and is now traveling around the country...

by Daniel Hinton | on Mar 14, 2019

Save the NY Film Tax Credits

The annual battle of the budget has been waging in Albany, NY. Facing a billion-dollar deficit and a hard deadline at the end of the month, some state legislators are stooping so low as to threaten...

by Brian Young | on Mar 11, 2019

New Mexico Bans Right to Work

The New Mexico Legislature has passed a new law that would outlaw local Right to Work ordinances and bring local laws in line with the states free bargaining status.

by Guest Post | on Mar 04, 2019

Repeal the NYS Tax Cap

When I listen to politicians in Albany debate property taxes, I am reminded of a famous quote from T.S. Eliot, who said, “Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions....

by AFL-CIO | on Jan 31, 2019

A Push to Raise the Wage in PA

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced his proposal to raise wages for working Pennsylvanians.  Starting July 1, 2019, this proposal would raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $12 an hour, with...

by AFL-CIO | on Jan 24, 2019

Deduct Your Union Dues at Tax Time

As a result of the legislation passed and signed into law in April 2017, union members in the state of New York will have the opportunity to deduct their union dues from their state income taxes.

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