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 […]

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