News From: State Politics

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...

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 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 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 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...

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