News From: State Politics

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...

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.