News From: State Politics

by Press and Media | on Jan 04, 2019

Virginia Lawmaker Wants to Repeal Right to Work

In one of the oldest Right to Work states, one lawmaker is working to pass a bill to repeal the law. Find out more from The Republican Standard below.

by Brian Young | on Dec 12, 2018

Union Re-Certification Bill very real in Michigan

There are just a few weeks left until the New Year and a new Governor in Michigan. Knowing that they only have a few weeks of absolute power left, Republicans in the state are using the lame duck...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 28, 2018

Michigan Wants to Ban Union Release Time

With just a few weeks left in Rick Snyder’s reign as the anti-union Governor of Michigan, the Republican legislature is trying to fast-track a number of bills for him to sign. One such bill...

by Brian Young | on Nov 28, 2018

Kentucky Governor to Teachers: “I will break you”

In the Spring, teachers in a number of states became fixtures at state legislatures as they protested and went on strike to call for a number of pro-teacher reforms. In Kentucky, teachers rallied to...

by Press and Media | on Nov 26, 2018

Unions Sue Puerto Rico over Pension Mismanagement

More bad news for workers in Puerto Rico as the AFT and AFSCME are filing a lawsuit to alleging that the government has been mishandling public employees retirement accounts. Read more below from...

by Guest Post | on Nov 14, 2018

Pay Lifted for 1 Million Workers

This post was written by the Economic Policy Institute. In yesterday’s election, voters in Missouri and Arkansas gave overwhelming approval to ballot measures that will raise their state...

by Press and Media | on Nov 07, 2018

Amendment 4: Felons Can Vote After Serving their Time

Yesterday in Florida, voters chose to pass Amendment 4, which would restore voting rights for felons. Here is what the AFL-CIO had to say in encouraging their Florida members to vote Yes....

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 17, 2018

Governor Cuomo Calls for a Total Boycott of NY1

If you live in the Empire State and you even loosely follow politics, you know that Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio don't get along. The union workforce at...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 03, 2018

Janus Opt-Out Law in Trouble in New Jersey

Readers of UCOMM Blog already know that far-right, conservative groups have been reaching out to union members following the Janus decision to encourage them to opt-out of their union. Many unions...

by Daniel Hinton | on Sep 06, 2018

Teachers Fight Back

September usually means the end of summer and the start of a new school year, but like many things, that’s not exactly how it’s working out in 2018. Teachers went on strike the first...

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