News From: State Politics

by Brian Young | on Jun 03, 2019

Can West Virginia Ban Teacher's Strikes?

For the past year, West Virginia teachers have been locked in a battle with state lawmakers. The battle for higher pay and school funding led to teachers across the state going on strike in...

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 Brian Young | on May 22, 2019

West Virginia Prevailing Wage Repeal Increases Construction Costs

In May of 2016, West Virginia repealed the state’s prevailing wage law. This law, known at the federal level as Davis-Bacon, requires that construction projects that are paid for with state...

by Brian Young | on May 20, 2019

Nevada Unions Want the Right to Collectively Bargain

After the 2018 election, UCOMM pointed out that Nevada was the only Right to Work state with full Democratic control. With the rise in power of unions in the state and the growing union population,...

by Guest Post | on May 13, 2019

A Sunnier Forecast for Unions at the State Level

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. IBEW activists have an extra spring in their step walking the halls of America’s statehouses this year. For many of them, last November...

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.

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