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News From: State Politics


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...

by Brian Young | on Apr 03, 2015

2 Classes of Firefighters?

NY's Bravest Reject FDNY's NEW Discriminatory Employment PracticesAs City Hall Pushes for $13/HR. Minimum Wage - It Believes Permanently Disabled N.Y. City Firefighters Surviving on Just $10,...

by Ted Skerpon | on Apr 02, 2015

NY's Electric Grid's neglected

New York has a long standing legacy of leadership in the electric industry that starts with Joseph Henry's discovery of magnetic induction, Thomas Edison's Pearl Street station and Nicola...

by Brian Young | on Mar 31, 2015

PSC: We don't Wanna Monopoly

Over 200 Verizon workers from across New York descended on Albany on March 24th to picket the Public Service Commission (PSC) and lobby State Legislators.  Chanting “What do we need? Good...

by Guest Post | on Mar 24, 2015

Wear Red for Ed

This week, important events will be going on throughout Long Island and New York City to make the final push to protect public education. On Friday, parents, educators and labor will be coming...

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