News From: Politics

by Brian Young | on Aug 07, 2019

Unions: Override Governor's Janus Veto!

One year after the Janus decision, lawmakers in Massachusetts are trying to pass a law that will help to even the playing field for public sector unions. Following the lead of states like New York,...

by Press and Media | on Aug 02, 2019

Trumka to Candidates: Don't Take us for Granted

Before the recent Democratic debate, candidates were sat down and talked to by AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka. Below is a report from HuffPost about what the labor leader had to say.

by Brian Schneck | on Jul 31, 2019

Oppose the USMCA

Below is a letter that was written from UAW 259 President Brian Schneck to Congressman Lee Zeldin, asking him to oppose Trump's USMCA trade deal. The letter was in response to a form letter that...

by AFL-CIO | on Jul 29, 2019

AFL-CIO Opposes Trump Labor Sec

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Eugene Scalia’s announced nomination for secretary of labor: Eugene Scalia has spent his entire career making life more difficult and dangerous for...

by Brian Young | on Jul 26, 2019

Mayor Pete: Penalize Companies that Bust Unions

One of the biggest surprises of the 2020 Democratic primary has been South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. As he has rocketed up in the polls, Mayor Pete has slowly been releasing his policies and...

by Brian Young | on Jul 24, 2019

De Blasio Wants to Ban At-Will Employment

This week, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has released his labor plan, which is a comprehensive plan for changing the United States labor laws to better favor working people.

by Guest Post | on Jul 22, 2019

Trump's Watered-Down Apprenticeship Program

This post was written by the IBEW. The IBEW urgently needs your help to protect our training programs from a pending federal rule that would let businesses run shoddy apprenticeships with minimal...

by Brian Young | on Jul 19, 2019

Meet Trump's New Labor Secretary

On Thursday, Trump announced that he will be nominating Gene Scalia to be the next Secretary of Labor. This appointment comes just a week after former Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta was forced to...

by Guest Post | on Jul 17, 2019

Trump is a Racist President

George T. Conway III is a lawyer in New York. He wrote this editorial for the Washington Post. To this day, I can remember almost the precise spot where it happened: a supermarket parking...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 10, 2019

Trump's NLRB: Employers May Now File Decerts

Trump’s NLRB has issued yet another decision that would make it easier for employers to decertify unions. This time the NLRB is streamlining the process for employers who “think”...