News From: Politics

by Brian Young | on Jun 07, 2019

Oregon Passes Bill to Battle Janus

Following the Janus v AFSCME Supreme Court decision many free bargaining states were left wondering what they could do to protect union members in the state. In some states like New York and New...

by Press and Media | on Jun 05, 2019

Trump's Tariffs will Hurt the Poor

A new report shows that Trump's tariffs will impact the poor more than any other group, possibly leading to a large reduction in spending. Find out more from Marketwatch below.

by Brian Young | on Jun 03, 2019

Can West Virginia Ban Teacher's Strikes?

For the past year, West Virginia teachers have been locked in a battle with state lawmakers. The battle for higher pay and school funding led to teachers across the state going on strike in...

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 31, 2019

Delaware: Bargaining for Wages and Benefits

For decades, many public employees in Delaware lacked the ability to collectively bargain their wages. Without the ability to bargain for wages state workers were subject to the whims of elected...

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In May of 2016, West Virginia repealed the state’s prevailing wage law.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.