News From: State Politics

by Ron Bauer | on Aug 24, 2018

Protecting Public Pensions Protects All Working Families

Sometimes it feels like working men and women are always under attack – from anti-union employers, from Washington, from Albany. Now, amid a concerted attack by climate change activists, Gov...

by AFL-CIO | on Aug 13, 2018

Unemployment for Strikers

Organized labor notched a major victory today as Governor Phil Murphy signed A-3861 into law. This bill will extend unemployment benefits to striking workers under certain circumstances. New Jersey...

by Brian Young | on Aug 08, 2018

Voters Reject Right to Work in Missouri

In a massive win for labor, Proposition A, a law that would have brought Right to Work to Missouri, was defeated by a vote 67%- 32%.

by Guest Post | on Aug 08, 2018

NY Guv Candidate: Let Public Unions Strike

With just a few weeks left before the NY gubernatorial primary, challenger Cynthia Nixon has released her platform for creating a fairer economy. We have decided to highlight one section in...

by Brian Young | on Jul 31, 2018

Scott Walker Trails by Double Digits in Latest Poll

With less than 100 days to go before the 2018 midterm elections, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is not looking likely to return to Madison.

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 27, 2018

New York Kicks Out Spectrum

For nearly a year and a half, Local 3 IBEW members at Spectrum/Charter have been on strike. With the company refusing to negotiate, New York’s utility commission, the Public Service Commission...

by AFL-CIO | on Jul 18, 2018

NY Guv On Janus: We Will Deduct Union Dues

Today Governor Cuomo announced the state Department of Labor has issued guidelines for public employers in the wake of the recent Janus decision issued by the U.S. Supreme Court.

by Guest Post | on Jul 13, 2018

Media Calls Out Koch on Right to Work Mailer

The following editiorial was written by the Kansas City Star in response to the upcoming vote in Missouri on Right to Work. Political mailers are so often misleading that they should probably go...

by AFL-CIO | on Jun 19, 2018

Washington D.C. Voters May End the Tipped Minimum Wage

On Tuesday, Washington, D.C., voters will have an opportunity to vote on Initiative 77, a ballot measure supported by a wide array of progressive and labor organizations that...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 07, 2018

No Prevailing Wage in Michigan

Over the last year, the anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) have been collecting petition signatures to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage. Once they gained enough signatures,...

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