Republicans Introduce National Right-to-Work Bill

February 1, 2017

Federal law currently allows states to decide on their own whether they want to be right-to-work. The policy outlaws mandatory union dues or fees as a condition of employment. Republican representatives Joe Wilson and Steve King […]

Illinois Judge Strikes Down a Right-to-Work Ordinance

January 12, 2017

The judge sided with four unions, the International Union of Operating Engineers Locals 150 and 399, the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters and the Laborers District Council of Chicago and Vicinity, which filed the federal lawsuit […]

Some ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws Survive Court Challenge

November 22, 2016

Counties and other municipalities in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee can pass local right-to-work laws under a ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit… The decision marks the first time a federal appeals court has upheld […]

Brenner: This is Not a Drill: Labor Braces for the Trump Era

November 18, 2016

“Donald Trump’s win is the gut-punch finale to a surreal election season,” writes Mark Brenner in CounterPunch. “For thousands of rank-and-file activists the outcome is even more bitter after the inspiration and energy stirred up by Bernie Sanders’ […]

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