Despite staunch Democratic opposition that fueled three days of contentious debate, the Iowa Legislature on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that will dramatically scale back a four-decades-old collective bargaining law that governs union contract negotiations for the state’s public workers.
“Today a bi-partisan majority confirmed that ‘Right to Work’ is still wrong for New Hampshire, and this vote should be the final nail in the coffin. Across the Granite State, working people stood together against this corporate-backed legislation that would cripple our ability to speak up on job. We thank the legislators who let workers’… [Read More]
The withdrawal of Andrew Puzder’s nomination is great news for everyone who wants an America where wages rise, benefits are strong and unions are growing. It’s a reminder of the collective power of working people and a clear message to President Trump that it’s time to change course completely, not double down.
About six-in-ten adults today have a favorable view of labor unions (60%) and business corporations (56%), according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Views of both have grown more positive since March 2015, when roughly half of adults (48%) expressed a favorable view of each.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245 has developed and exported to other states a leadership model that goes beyond the shop floor and trains stewards to engage in an organizing agenda to counter anti-labor attacks and to support local political and contract fights. The California local, which has a strong presence in the… [Read More]
When California began raising its minimum wage two years ago, Bill Phelps and his investors were worried. Phelps is CEO of a fast food company called Wetzel’s Pretzels, which has almost 100 outlets in California.
Labor Day was founded by unions as a way to celebrate the power workers collectively hold when we stand together to demand justice and fairness in the workplace. Since its inception in the late 19th century, Labor Day has served as a powerful reminder that backbone of America’s economic prosperity is, and will always be,… [Read More]
In one of the most blatant examples of the potential challenges that California utilities are facing, SolarCity has publicly announced that it is seeking to take over some of PG&E’s energy distribution functions. SolarCity is widely known as the largest provider of residential solar in the state of California. But over the past few years,… [Read More]