News From: State Politics

by Brian Young | on May 31, 2018

Teachers Elect Their Own to Kentucky State Legislature

As teacher walkouts and strikes swept the nation in April and May, Kentucky teachers joined the movement by flooding the state capital. They were calling on Governor Matt Bevins to veto three anti-...

by Brian Young | on May 17, 2018

Teachers Walkout In North Carolina

The year of the Teacher’s strike is spreading. The movement which started in Appalachia and moved west to Oklahoma, Arizona and Colorado has now come to one of the most anti-union states in the...

by Brian Young | on May 14, 2018

Missouri Rushing the "Race to the Bottom"

Since February 2017, unions in Missouri have been fighting the implementation of Right to Work in the state. After the bill was signed by Governor Eric Greitens, unions from across the state launched...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 07, 2018

Oklahoma Lawmakers Retaliate Against Educators

For two weeks, schools in Oklahoma were closed as teachers flocked to the Capitol, demanding raises and increases in school funding that would bring them closer to the national average. After...

by Press and Media | on May 04, 2018

6 Day Teacher Walkout Ends with Big Pay Raises

After getting a 20% raise, teachers in Arizona have ended their 6-day walkout. Find out more about the deal from the Associated Press. 

by Kris LaGrange | on May 01, 2018

Coal Miner Killer Running for US Senate

Next Tuesday, voters in West Virginia will head to the polls to vote in the state's primary. Republican voters will see the name Don Blankenship on the ballot in the Senate primary. Blankenship,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 24, 2018

Prevailing Wage on the Ballot in Michigan

Over the last few months, anti-union forces have been collecting signatures to get a repeal of the state prevailing wage law on the ballot in November. On Monday the state Board of Elections finished...

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 13, 2018

Labor Secures Groundbreaking Legislative Victories in New Jersey

Today’s legislative session saw a series of major floor votes in the Senate and Assembly that place several labor-championed bills on the governor’s desk for signature. It goes without...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 11, 2018

Connecticut to Ban Captive Audience Meetings

UCOMM recently reported on legislation in New York and New Jersey that would strengthen unions in case the Janus decision brought Right to Work to their states. Not to be outdone, Connecticut is...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 04, 2018

Alacantra Bill trumps Trump's Janus

While New York may not be able to stop the Janus case, they are taking steps to lessen the impact on local unions. As part of the recent New York State budget, the state passed a number of reforms...