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News From: State Politics

by Brian Young | on Dec 06, 2019

Sanders and Warren: Repeal VA Right to Work

After a strong union-backed effort in 2019 Democrats took control of all branches of the Virginia state government. As UCOMM previously reported Democrats had promised to repeal the state’s...

by Brian Young | on Nov 25, 2019

VA Gov: No Action to Repeal Right to Work

In an epic betrayal of working people’s trust, Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has admitted to betraying the people who worked to give his party control of the State Senate and the...

by Guest Post | on Nov 21, 2019

Puerto Rico Restores Collective Bargaining Rights for 9-1-1 Operators

After more than a year of intensive lobbying and solidarity from CWA Local 3010 members, the Puerto Rico Senate and House unanimously approved bipartisan legislation supported by CWA which will...

by Brian Young | on Nov 13, 2019

Are Virginia Democrats Selling Out the Unions?

For the past 25 years, Democrats have been trying to recapture complete control of the government in Virginia. For the past 72 years, unions have fought to repeal the state's Right to Work law....

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...