News From: Politics

by Kris LaGrange | on May 31, 2019

Kamala Harris Talks Unions at South Carolina Town Hall

On Tuesday California Senator Kamala Harris sat down with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell who was hosting a town hall from Spartanburg South Carolina, a state with only 55,000 union members...

by Brian Young | on May 29, 2019

Nurse Beaten Unconscious in Iowa

Iowa’s decision to weaken collective bargaining for state employees is putting state employees at risk. This claim was made by the AFSCME Council 61 after a nurse was beaten unconscious at a...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 24, 2019

Top Three Topics this Memorial Day Weekend

Calling all Patriots! Memorial Day is here. On Monday we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, to protect our freedoms. From the revolutionaries in 1776 to those who died on foreign soils,...

by Brian Young | on May 22, 2019

West Virginia Prevailing Wage Repeal Increases Construction Costs

In May of 2016, West Virginia repealed the state’s prevailing wage law. This law, known at the federal level as Davis-Bacon, requires that construction projects that are paid for with state...

by Brian Young | on May 20, 2019

Nevada Unions Want the Right to Collectively Bargain

After the 2018 election, UCOMM pointed out that Nevada was the only Right to Work state with full Democratic control. With the rise in power of unions in the state and the growing union population,...

by Brian Young | on May 17, 2019

Jay Inslee Talks Card Check

Jay Inslee may not be one of the front runners for President, heck, you might not even know who he is, but the Governor of Washington is making waves with his plan to save the planet and unions.

by Guest Post | on May 13, 2019

A Sunnier Forecast for Unions at the State Level

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. IBEW activists have an extra spring in their step walking the halls of America’s statehouses this year. For many of them, last November...

by Brian Young | on May 08, 2019

Beto Takes Lead Against Trump

The 2020 election is heating up as we are just weeks from the first Democratic Debate. Candidates have been making the rounds in early primary states and have been speaking to interest groups like...

by Brian Young | on May 07, 2019

Trump's Workforce Turmoil at Social Security Administration

In May of 2018 Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) severely limiting federal unions ability to represent their members. In August, an appeals court struck down most of the provisions within the...

by Brian Young | on May 03, 2019

Protecting the Right to Organize Act

On Thursday, Democrats introduced a set of bills that will rewrite American labor law and strengthen the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The set of bills, known as Protecting the Right to...

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