News From: State Politics

by Brian Young | on Dec 14, 2017

Repealing Right to Work

Five years after Michigan lawmakers decided to make the state Right to Work, some elected officials are seeing the error of their ways and trying to make amends by repealing the anti-union law.

by Kate Hogan | on Dec 13, 2017

Alabama by the Numbers

by Brian Young | on Dec 12, 2017

Prevailing Wage on the Ballot in Michigan

Unions in Michigan, inspired by Missouri unions’ fight against Right to Work, are banding together to protect prevailing wage in the state by bringing the issue to the voters in November.

by Guest Post | on Nov 30, 2017

Fighting Paycheck Deception in PA

Extremists in the State House could pass anti-worker, Paycheck "Protection" legislation NEXT WEEK. Before Thanksgiving, the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee passed TWO anti-...

by AFL-CIO | on Nov 08, 2017

Labor Wins in 2017 Elections

Last night there were many labor victories including Boston Mayor and former head of the Boston Building Trades Marty Walsh getting reelected, New York rejecting a Constitutional Convention and...

by Brian Young | on Nov 06, 2017

Labor on the NJ Ballot

Voters in New Jersey are heading to the polls tomorrow to elect a new Governor. Also on the ballot will be every state senator and assembly member. Thanks to a robust recruitment program from the New...

by Brian Young | on Oct 30, 2017

Iowa Unions Overwhelmingly Vote to Stay Union

In the biggest blow to Iowa’s new collective bargaining laws, a stunning 88% of Iowa public employees voted to recertify their unions. This vote, the second and largest in the state, occurred...

by Brian Young | on Oct 26, 2017

Right to Work to be Illegal in Illinois

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by Kate Hogan | on Oct 24, 2017

Protecting Models from Sexual Harassment

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by Brian Young | on Oct 18, 2017

NYSUT Sues to Protect Strong Teaching Standards

Across the nation, charter schools are trying to undercut our education system. Under the guise of school choice, they seek to take public funds away from local district schools and break teachers...

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