News From: State Politics

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...

by Guest Post | on Jan 31, 2017

Gov. Rauner forces strike vote

30,000 AFSCME members are voting to authorize a strike in Illinois. AFSCME also says it's headed back to court to oppose an action by the Illinois Attorney General. That motion from Democratic AG...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 09, 2017

Right to Work in the Northeast

New Hampshire is a red state, full of Libertarians and few of us ever go there, except every four years for the circus of what has become the Presidential Primary. As we speak, New Hampshire is a hot...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 05, 2017

Prevailing Wages to be repealed

For years, Republicans in Kentucky have attempted to make the state Right to Work (for Less) only to be thwarted by Democrats who have historically held a majority in the state House of...

by Press and Media | on Dec 21, 2016

2016: The Year of the Increased Wage

A roundup from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) shows that 21 states, cities and counties approved minimum wage increases in 2016. That includes seven states - Arizona, California, Colorado...

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