News From: State Politics

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 08, 2017

The Art of Tongue Biting

I had to go to a Lobby Day in my State's Capital. When you're a union guy, educating elected officials can be a daunting task and sometimes elected union leaders spend almost too...

by Guest Post | on Jun 05, 2017

An Appeal to Repeal Tip Credit

Car-wash workers like me — we’re typically called carwasheros — are among the hardest-working, and lowest-paid, people in this city. I work at the Main Street Car Wash in Queens,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 01, 2017

Environmentally Friendly Job Creator

There is a common misconception that nuclear power is bad for the environment. Yes, if you really look you can find emotional hippies that say isotope waste will eventually leak into the ground water...

by Press and Media | on May 24, 2017

Special Election Wins: Upsets or Indicators?

On Tuesday, union teacher Christine Pellegrino shocked the nation by winning a special election in a gerrymandered GOP district by a whopping 27%.  Pellegrino, a member of the New York State...

by Brian Young | on May 17, 2017

Prevailing Wage on the Ballot

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) are at it again.  This time, they are trying to bypass the will of Governor Rick Snyder and bring a petition to the voters to repeal prevailing wage...

by Press and Media | on May 16, 2017

The Missouri Legislature Sucks

Missouri state lawmakers take away a St. Louis minimum wage increase, literally taking money out of people’s pockets.

by Press and Media | on May 08, 2017

When people lead, politicians follow

Did Trump's constant lash of hate, incompetence and let-downs launch a new wave of progressive activists that will push politicians to govern more responsibly? Good read below:

by Brian Young | on Apr 20, 2017

How to shoot yourself in the foot

Across the country, anti-union forces like the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Koch Brothers have tried to sell the idea that so called Right to Work laws are actually good for...

by Brian Young | on Apr 11, 2017

Mommy, can I join the union?

Texas has never been the most union friendly state, but a new proposed law may just be overkill. Minors in Texas may soon need to get parental consent to join a union after the bill passed the State...

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 04, 2017

The Paycheck Fairness Act

Today is Equal Pay Day, but rather than being a day to celebrate, it is a reminder of the continued work that is needed to reduce the wage gap between men and women in our country. Congressman Donald...