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News From: State Politics

by Brian Young | on Jan 25, 2021

New Hampshire Legislature Considers Right to Work Bill

With Republicans controlling the New Hampshire legislature and the Governors' office, there is a new push to pass the Northeast’s first right to work law in the Granite State. The effort...

by Press and Media | on Dec 15, 2020

GOP Call for Delay in NYS Minimum-Wage Hike

Republicans in New York are attempting to use the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent a scheduled increase of the state's minimum wage. Find out more from Newsday.

by Brian Young | on Sep 28, 2020

NYC Principals Union Asks State to Takeover City Schools

In a stark rebuke of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s leadership of the nation’s largest school district during the COVID-19 pandemic, the union that represents the principals at New...

by Brian Young | on Jul 14, 2020

Michigan Makes it Harder to Work Union

Michigan is making it harder for public employee unions to collect dues. On Monday, the Michigan Civil Service Commission voted to approve a rule change that would require state workers to opt into...

by Brian Young | on Mar 04, 2020

Florida: Employers Should Decide Who Joins a Union

Florida may be a Right to Work state, but they do have some union members. However, Republicans in the statehouse want to make it even harder for those members to stay in their unions and pay their...

by Brian Young | on Feb 25, 2020

South Dakota: No Bargaining for College Professors

South Dakota legislators have begun to pass a measure that would effectively ban unions from the state’s public universities.

by Brian Young | on Feb 24, 2020

Virginia Set to Restore Collective Bargaining Rights

Since the 1990’s teachers and other public employees in Virginia have not had the right to collectively bargain for a contract. With a new Democratic majority in both the House of Delegates and...

by Brian Young | on Jan 27, 2020

A Constitutional Ban on Right to Work

In April, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a ban on local right to work laws in the state. The support of the Governor’s office for the law was a complete 180 from the previous...

by Brian Young | on Jan 14, 2020

Colorado Governor Support Bargaining Rights for Public Employees

A major victory for public employees may be on the horizon for workers in Colorado.

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 13, 2020

West Virginia High Court Hears Right to Work Case

Repealing Right to Work will get it’s final day in court this week in West Virginia. The long-running case, Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General v. WV AFL-CIO and others., seeks to overturn the...