News From: State Politics

by Press and Media | on Nov 07, 2018

Amendment 4: Felons Can Vote After Serving their Time

Yesterday in Florida, voters chose to pass Amendment 4, which would restore voting rights for felons. Here is what the AFL-CIO had to say in encouraging their Florida members to vote Yes....

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 17, 2018

Governor Cuomo Calls for a Total Boycott of NY1

If you live in the Empire State and you even loosely follow politics, you know that Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio don't get along. The union workforce at...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 03, 2018

Janus Opt-Out Law in Trouble in New Jersey

Readers of UCOMM Blog already know that far-right, conservative groups have been reaching out to union members following the Janus decision to encourage them to opt-out of their union. Many unions...

by Daniel Hinton | on Sep 06, 2018

Teachers Fight Back

September usually means the end of summer and the start of a new school year, but like many things, that’s not exactly how it’s working out in 2018. Teachers went on strike the first...

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...