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by Press and Media | on Mar 29, 2017

Gov. Justice does Justice

2017 has not been a good year for beating back Right to Work (for Less) bills at the state level.  Just this year two states, Kentucky and Missouri have both passed bills to make their states...

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 Press and Media | on Feb 22, 2017

Stopping Right to Work in Delaware

As UCOMM Blog previously reported, Delaware is currently going through a fight to prevent Right to Work (for Less) Legislation.  Republicans in the Senate are attempting to include Right to Work...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 21, 2017

Wisconsin making prevailing wage history

Unions have taken a beating over the last few years in Wisconsin.  During the Scott Walker administration, Right to Work (for Less) has been passed in the face of massive protests. They followed...

by AFL-CIO | on Feb 17, 2017

Buy American – The Clear Path To Job Creation!

Most of us do our best to Buy American, and according to a recent Siena poll most New Yorker's want our state government to do the same thing. Polling shows that four out of five voters favor...

by Brian Young | on Feb 16, 2017

New Hampshire still bargaining freely!

Right to work has failed to enter into the Northeast.  Today members of the Republican controlled New Hampshire House voted overwhelmingly against a proposal to make the state Right to Work (for...

by Brian Young | on Feb 13, 2017

"This makes no economic sense"

This year unions have been beat up around the country as legislatures around the country have been introducing Right to Work (for Less) legislation. Right to Work (for Less) laws allow employees...

by Guest Post | on Feb 08, 2017

Paycheck Deception Bill in PA

Extremists in our legislature have introduced some laws that could be truly crippling to our communities and our rights at work if they go on unopposed. A series of paycheck deception bills have...

by Brian Young | on Feb 08, 2017

GOP: No Bargaining or Davis Bacon in Iowa

The attack on organized labor is happening across the country.  Recently UCOMM has reported on the national effort to pass Right to Work (for Less), a court case to take away teachers rights to...

by Brian Young | on Feb 03, 2017

Battleground Delaware

Unions in Delaware are literally fighting for their lives to protect collective bargaining in their state.  This battle is playing out in the fight for one state senate seat in New Castle County...

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