Yesterday’s midterm elections dealt a sharp blow to anti-union forces as pro-worker candidates were elected all over the country, bringing control of the House of Representatives to the Democratic Party. In addition, Democratic candidates claimed victory at the state level by winning key governor and legislator positions. Below are highlights from seven regions that saw…

It’s official: “Right to work” advocate Rick Snyder will be replaced by a champion of labor. Vox reports: “Democrat Gretchen Whitmer has defeated her Republican opponent Bill Schuette to become the next governor of Michigan. The former minority leader of the state Senate, Whitmer ran a campaign focused on competence and brass tacks, emphasizing clean water and…

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Almost 8,000 Marriott workers have been on strike since October. The public and labor movement have poured in their support for the striking workers, refusing to cross the picket line against an unconscionably greedy employer. And now a former member of the legendary rap group, the Wu-Tang Clan, adds his name to those who will not…

American companies were supposed to benefit from the tariffs, according to President Donald Trump. But many are cutting their forecasts. CBS News reports: “Although President Donald Trump is hinting at a possible trade deal with China, for now the dispute is seeping into companies’ earnings reports and financial forecasts. Tariffs already imposed and threatened by the…

We knew teacher pay was bad but teachers in South Carolina are actually worse off today than 12 years ago. The Post and Courier reports: “South Carolina teachers today have a harder time affording groceries, rent and other necessities than they did a decade ago, according to the National Education Association. While average teacher salaries…

Last year’s controversial legislation signed by Iowa’s Republican governor has apparently failed to be the union-busting mechanism that its proponents had probably hoped it would be. The Des Moines Register reports: “Twenty-one Iowa public employees unions representing state workers for collective bargaining of contracts have all won re-certification elections, according to unofficial results from the Iowa Public Employment…