US Appeals Court Upholds Wisconsin ‘Right-To-Work’ Law

July 13, 2017

Two local affiliates of the International Union of Operating Engineers had argued that Wisconsin’s law violates US labor laws and a portion of the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution by preventing unions from collecting payment for services they […]

The Dark Origins of ‘Right to Work’

June 7, 2017

Controversial congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) surprised many by stating racist, white nationalist views, tweeting, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” […]

Hollywood Guilds Flex Their Muscle

May 9, 2017

“The [WGA] agreement underscored the leverage that unions still possess in the film and TV industries and highlighted a new wave of labor unrest,” writes David Ng in The Los Angeles Times. “SAG-AFTRA is set to begin its own contract negotiations this month, with talks expected to focus on such issues as […]

Iowa Union Files Lawsuit Against Collective Bargaining Law

February 21, 2017

The lawsuit argues that the law establishes two classes of public-employee bargaining units. The suit says that designation violates language in the state constitution that requires “uniform operation” on laws of general nature and states the […]

New Hampshire House Kills ‘Right to Work’ with GOP Help

February 16, 2017

The defeat of the so-called right-to-work legislation in the NH House reflects a rift among Republicans over a key piece of the party’s platform. The bill called for prohibiting unions from charging fees to nonmembers for the costs of representation […]

Iowa GOP Passes Bill Opponents Say Will Gut Public Unions

February 16, 2017

The legislation, expected to be signed into law by Iowa’s conservative governor, will prohibit workers from collectively negotiating over health insurance, extra pay and several other items currently covered by law. It’s expected to be one […]

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