by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 30, 2015

AFL-CIO leader made commish

Last week, Governor Cuomo announced his new pick for Commissioner of the New York State Department of Labor, Roberta Reardon.  Ms. Reardon has a long history of working in the labor movement...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 12, 2015

Don't Move to Missouri

After a year of fighting, Missouri will decide the fate of its right to work legislation.  After the bill passed through the legislator, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the bill.  Now Republicans...

by Guest Post | on Jul 22, 2015

Fair day’s pay for an honest day’s work

The following is a statement from the New York State AFL-CIO by their President Mario Cilento on the NYS Wage Board wage increase.We applaud Governor Cuomo for recognizing the struggles of low wage...

by Ted Skerpon | on Jul 16, 2015

Is the fix-in on energy?

In 1978, Congress passed the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act, that included that Non-Utility Generators – or NUG’s, must be allowed to compete with utility generators provided...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 07, 2015

Why you shouldn't buy Brawny

In Wisconsin, the state government and their blowhard Governor Scott Walker have put a few things on hold; his upcoming presidential run announcement and the state budget. But in the meantime, a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 05, 2015

A wage theft in Connecticut

For many businesses, stealing workers’ wages makes good sense.  Most times they don’t get caught and if they do, they only have to pay back what they owe.  Connecticut has...

by Brian Young | on Jun 25, 2015

Choosing Sides: Wages in Trouble in NYC

According to the NY Daily News, Mayor De Blasio was offered the ability to raise the minimum wage for all workers in NYC, but turned it down.  As part of a deal offfered to him by the Senate...

by Guest Post | on Jun 23, 2015

421-a NYC: Building it union!

A statement from the NYS AFL-CIO regarding the inclusion of prevailing wages in tax abatements for developers who build affordable housing in New York City;"We thank Governor Cuomo, Senate...

by Brian Young | on Jun 22, 2015

Workers Protected in Oregon and Maine

Oregon, this week is poised to become the 4th state in the country to require paid sick days.  In a bill that passed the state assembly and is expected to be signed by the Governor, would give...

by Brian Young | on May 29, 2015

The Unskilled Want to Be Paid Less

A campaign, funded by the anti-worker Associated Builders and Contractors, (ABC) this week filed 250,000 signatures with the State Board of Canvassers in Michigan to repeal the states prevailing wage...

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