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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 Unions2017-10-15T07:30:03-04:00

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 | NYSAFLCIO2017-10-15T07:30:03-04:00

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 – EXPOSEDbyCMD2017-10-15T07:30:03-04:00

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 Union2017-10-15T07:30:03-04:00

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 Work2018-07-02T12:57:51-04:00

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 Innovation2017-10-15T07:30:04-04:00

Shop Union Made for Your Back-to-School Supplies

Buying products that are Union-made in the USA support good paying jobs for our brothers and sisters at home and stimulate our economies. This year, when you head out to buy your back-to-school supplies, please look for the brands and products below.  

Shop Union Made for Your Back-to-School Supplies2017-10-15T07:30:04-04:00

California educators appeal ‘Vergara’ decision | American Federation of Teachers

Attorneys representing more than 400,000 members of the California Teachers Association and California Federation of Teachers appeared in the California Court of Appeal Feb. 25 in downtown Los Angeles to ask that the June 2014 ruling in the deceptive and meritless Vergara v. State of California be overturned for the sake of California's six million [...]

California educators appeal ‘Vergara’ decision | American Federation of Teachers2017-10-15T07:30:04-04:00

NYSUT sues to defend collective bargaining rights

ALBANY, N.Y. Jan. 26, 2016 — New York State United Teachers today filed suit saying that the State Education Department’s actions on Teacher Improvement Plans violate the state’s Taylor Law and teachers’ collective bargaining rights.

NYSUT sues to defend collective bargaining rights2017-10-15T07:30:04-04:00