News From: State Politics

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 21, 2017

Michigan Law Revokes Your Unions' CBA

In the five years since Michigan became Right to Work, workers in the state have faced constant attacks. As many of the major cities in Michigan dealt with bankrupt city budgets following years of...

by Brian Young | on Sep 20, 2017

SEIU Leader Runs for Iowa Governor

Over the last year, Republicans in Iowa have done everything possible to weaken unions. In Congress, their Congressman Steve King has proposed a National Right to Work law and supports a repeal of...

by Brian Young | on Aug 18, 2017

310,567 Missourians Say No to RTW

On Friday, months of hard work paid off as the union movement flooded the Missouri State Capitol to officially file 310,567 signatures to stop Right-to-Work from being enacted in the state. So many...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 14, 2017

A Dumb Move

Maine’s largest public-sector union, MSEA-SEIU Local 1989, has brought a contract to their members that could stand to screw union members throughout the state. In a tentative contract, the...

by Brian Young | on Aug 11, 2017

AFL-CIO takes on Koch in Missouri

Unions in Missouri announced on Thursday that they had collected 300,000 signatures in an effort to prevent Right to Work from becoming law at the end of the month. As UCOMM previously reported,...

by Press and Media | on Aug 09, 2017

25 Years to Break Even

A new report that was released yesterday finds that it will take 25 years for Wisconsin voters to make up the tax revenue that is being given to Foxconn. UCOMM has previously reported that the $10...

by Guest Post | on Aug 07, 2017

Upgrading the Power Grid

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to rebuild almost 80 miles of transmission line, and it will be done by IBEW members. It’s an effort to strengthen grid reliability and bring...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 31, 2017

Missouri Could Kill Right to Work

Since Missouri passed a Right to Work law earlier this year, unions have been organizing to bring the environmentally disastrous decision to the voters.  Since the campaign began, both sides...

by Guest Post | on Jul 26, 2017

No Paycheck Deduction in Texas

It’s your job. It’s your paycheck. And how you spend your hard-earned money ought to be your choice. Senate Bill 7 and House Bill 156 would take away the freedom of teachers, nurses,...

by Brian Young | on Jul 21, 2017

The Public Pension is Strong

As a public sector worker, you made a contract with the government that when you retire you will have a pension.  Many people take lower salaries just to ensure that they will be able to retire...

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