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How Today’s Unions Help Working People

Americans have always joined together—whether in parent teacher associations or local community organizations—to solve problems and make changes that improve their lives and their communities. Through unions, people join together to strive for improvements at the place where they spend a large portion of their waking hours: work. The freedom of workers to join together [...]

How Today’s Unions Help Working People 2018-01-10T14:07:18+00:00

Will the Supreme Court Ignore Pleading Rules in Janus? | On Labor

Many Court watchers think it is a foregone conclusion that the Supreme Court will grant the cert petition in Janus v. AFSCME, and then overturn the forty-year old decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. While I’m not willing to bet against that, it’s worth noting that to reach that result the Court would [...]

Will the Supreme Court Ignore Pleading Rules in Janus? | On Labor 2017-10-15T07:30:03+00:00

A New Type of Labor Law for a New Type of Worker – NYTimes.com

Labor Day was born in the late 19th century, during a time of raw fear about the path of economic development. Opportunities for decent, middle-class livelihoods seemed to be shrinking, and the “laboring classes” confronted a grim future of what many called wage slavery. Conservatives held most of the seats of power, but reform-minded politicians, [...]

A New Type of Labor Law for a New Type of Worker – NYTimes.com 2017-10-15T07:30:03+00:00

Why All Americans Need Strong Labor Unions

This Labor Day, tens of thousands of men and women are rising up in Chicago and cities from coast to coast to demand that everyone in America have the right to organize and join a union. I’m proud to stand with them, because their fight is central to the battle against poverty, racism, and inequality. [...]

Why All Americans Need Strong Labor Unions 2017-10-15T07:30:03+00:00

GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LEGISLATION ALLOWING FULL UNION DUES TO BE DEDUCTED FROM NEW YORK STATE TAXES | NYSAFLCIO

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed new legislation allowing full union dues to be deducted from New York State taxes. The FY 2018 Enacted Budget creates a union dues deduction for New York taxpayers who itemize deductions at the state level equal to the amount currently disallowed at the federal level due to the 2 [...]

GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LEGISLATION ALLOWING FULL UNION DUES TO BE DEDUCTED FROM NEW YORK STATE TAXES | NYSAFLCIO 2017-10-15T07:30:03+00:00

Bradley Foundation Bankrolls Attacks on Unions – EXPOSEDbyCMD

Documents examined by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) expose a national effort by the Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to defund and dismantle unions, the most significant force for higher wages and better working conditions in America. Publicly, the Bradley Foundation spins this agenda as “employee rights.” Behind the scenes, newly disclosed [...]

Bradley Foundation Bankrolls Attacks on Unions – EXPOSEDbyCMD 2017-10-15T07:30:03+00:00

In First for DC, Charter School Educators Petition for a Union

WASHINGTON— In a historic first for the District of Columbia, a decisive majority of educators at Paul Public Charter School have signed a formal petition asking the school’s governing board to recognize their union. Organizing under the newly formed District of Columbia Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, educators approached school management today to present [...]

In First for DC, Charter School Educators Petition for a Union 2017-10-15T07:30:03+00:00

The Spread of Right to Work

Union decline has also fed inequality because, in the American context, so much is at stake at the bargaining table. In settings where union coverage is even and expansive, and where workers (and employers) can count on a decent minimum wage and universal health and retirement benefits, the stakes of collective bargaining in the private [...]

The Spread of Right to Work 2017-11-05T12:34:53+00:00

Worker Centers: Labs of Organizational Innovation

Worker Center. The term seems fairly straight-forward: a center for workers. But what does that mean? It could be a location where workers get together for Christmas and other holidays. Or it could be somewhere people go to learn new skills for work. It might even be a place that offers legal assistance with work [...]

Worker Centers: Labs of Organizational Innovation 2017-10-15T07:30:04+00:00