News From: State Politics

by Brian Young | on Apr 02, 2018

Cynthia Nixon Starts Campaign For Governor by Attacking Unions

On March 19th actress Cynthia Nixon announced that she would be running for Governor in the Democratic Primary against Andrew Cuomo. Being a celebrity, she garnered a lot of attention. While she is...

by Brian Young | on Mar 20, 2018

Preparing for Janus in New Jersey

New Jersey has a new Governor and the NJ AFL-CIO has a long wish of pro-worker and pro-union policies that they would like to see instituted. Two that are making their way through the legislature are...

by Press and Media | on Mar 15, 2018

Closing the Prevailing Wage Loophole

In New York, companies are using a loophole in New York State law to avoid paying a prevailing wage on certain publicly funded projects. Read more from the AP below.

by Brian Young | on Mar 13, 2018

Teachers Threaten Strike in Kentucky Over Pension Cuts

Over the last few weeks, thousands of teachers from throughout the Bluegrass state have held daily rallies outside of the state capital in Frankfort urging elected officials to vote against Senate...

by Brian Young | on Mar 07, 2018

Puerto Rico Looks to Privatize Public Education

Six months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, the island is still rebuilding. Part of the process includes building new schools. However, the island is broke and the Governor is trying to...

by Brian Young | on Mar 02, 2018

Teachers Strike Continues in West Virginia

Schools in West Virginia are once again closed after lawmakers in the state failed to get the votes needed to pass a new contract that would have ended the week-long strike.

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 28, 2018

Imagine a Union that Can't Bargain for Wages and Benefits

Public employees in Delaware face a big problem, they are allowed to join a union but are not allowed to negotiate their wages and benefits. HB 96 would change the state law to allow public sector...

by Brian Young | on Feb 22, 2018

Statewide Teachers Strike Closes all Schools in West Virginia

Teachers and students woke up on Thursday morning to a strange sight, almost every public school in West Virginia was closed. It wasn’t snowing and there wasn’t a hurricane bearing down...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 20, 2018

States Fail to Enforce the Minimum Wage

An explosive new study by Politico was issued today that finds many states are failing to enforce their minimum wage laws, causing millions of low wage workers to lose out on millions in needed...

by Brian Young | on Jan 03, 2018

New Laws that Benefit Those who Work

2018 is here and with it come a host of new laws that unions have spent the last few years fighting for. They range from hikes to the minimum wage, paid family leave and a law meant to narrow the pay...

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