News From: State Politics

by Guest Post | on Oct 21, 2019

Right to Work Repeal at Stake In Virginia

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department. With every vote counted in 2017, pro-worker lawmakers in Virginia were one botched ballot away from shared control of the House of Delegates.

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 19, 2019

Is Cuomo Turning his Back on GM Strikers?

Across the country, UAW members at GM are out on strike. As they walk the picket line, many are worried about how they will pay their bills. When on strike, members only get $250 a week from the...

by Brian Young | on Sep 17, 2019

Alaska Files Lawsuit Against State Employee's Union

Alaska has a surprisingly high number of union members, but Republicans in state government want to change that. As part of this effort, Republican Attorney General Kevin Clarkson and Governor Mike...

by Brian Young | on Aug 07, 2019

Unions: Override Governor's Janus Veto!

One year after the Janus decision, lawmakers in Massachusetts are trying to pass a law that will help to even the playing field for public sector unions. Following the lead of states like New York,...

by AFL-CIO | on Jun 18, 2019

Let Uber Drivers Join a Union

Workers in the on-demand, or "gig," economy are denied basic rights that all other employees receive, simply because their work originates from a phone "app." App companies...

by Press and Media | on Jun 17, 2019

Deal Reached for NY Farmworkers to Join a Union

After decades of organizing, farmworkers in New York appear to have won the right to join a union. This comes after a 12 hour deal between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers just days...

by Brian Young | on Jun 07, 2019

Oregon Passes Bill to Battle Janus

Following the Janus v AFSCME Supreme Court decision many free bargaining states were left wondering what they could do to protect union members in the state. In some states like New York and New...

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...