News From: State Politics


by Brian Young | on May 22, 2019

West Virginia Prevailing Wage Repeal Increases Construction Costs

In May of 2016, West Virginia repealed the state’s prevailing wage law. This law, known at the federal level as Davis-Bacon, requires that construction projects that are paid for with state...

by Brian Young | on May 20, 2019

Nevada Unions Want the Right to Collectively Bargain

After the 2018 election, UCOMM pointed out that Nevada was the only Right to Work state with full Democratic control. With the rise in power of unions in the state and the growing union population,...

by Guest Post | on May 13, 2019

A Sunnier Forecast for Unions at the State Level

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. IBEW activists have an extra spring in their step walking the halls of America’s statehouses this year. For many of them, last November...

by Brian Young | on Apr 17, 2019

Illinois Bans Right to Work

In a complete 180, the new Governor of Illinois J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill into law that would make local Right to Work laws illegal in the state. The new law, which takes effect immediately,...

by Guest Post | on Apr 01, 2019

IBEW Activists Work to Bring Back Prevailing Wage to New Hampshire

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center For more than three decades, New Hampshire has been the lone New England state lacking a prevailing wage law. But after voters in November’s...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 29, 2019

Prevailing Wage Bill Faces Opposition from Business Groups

Budget negotiations in New York are down to the wire and one of the bills that union members are still fighting for is a provision that would define public works projects in the state. The definition...

by Dave Weidlich | on Mar 27, 2019

Call Center Bill Leaves Committee

I have great news to report about Senate Bill 990 an Act Concerning Call Centers and Notice of Closure.

by Brian Young | on Mar 19, 2019

Mark Janus Lobbies for Anti-Union Bill in Kansas

Mark Janus, the namesake on the Janus v AFSCME case that brought Right to Work to the entire public sector, has moved on from being a bad public employee and is now traveling around the country...

by Daniel Hinton | on Mar 14, 2019

Save the NY Film Tax Credits

The annual battle of the budget has been waging in Albany, NY. Facing a billion-dollar deficit and a hard deadline at the end of the month, some state legislators are stooping so low as to threaten...

by Brian Young | on Mar 11, 2019

New Mexico Bans Right to Work

The New Mexico Legislature has passed a new law that would outlaw local Right to Work ordinances and bring local laws in line with the states free bargaining status.

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