right to work


    By Sam Machado

    For the sake of common decency, let’s hope there’s a way to stop the fiend that is Fright to work legislation at the state and federal level. As supporters of organized labor have discovered, beating back this monster is going to take tons of courage and confidence, something that union members have always possessed in great supply.

  • By Evan Henerson

    We hear about Fright to work legislation in states and certainly at the federal level. So how do you deal with the news that this pernicious bit of slime is oozing its way into your local county?

  • By Evan Henerson

    The trees are bare, the wind is howling, the days are getting shorter and the leader of the free world has gone insane (Sorry. we couldn't resist). We’re days away from the witching hour and a dark and evil presence is approaching, making its menacing way forward as sure as any mask-wearing murderer or “Walking Dead” zombie…

  • By Lianna Novitz

    If your union just negotiated a 15% wage increase, wouldn't that justify the payment of monthly union dues?

  • By Evan Henerson

    New Hampshire may be a small state population-wise, but it’s union proud.

  • By Evan Henerson

    As if the tidings of national right-to-work legislation weren’t bad enough, now several states are bracing for the same fight.

  • By Evan Henerson

    Prepare to be aghast, or depressed, or maybe de-ghast.

    Apparently Labor PACS have contributed more than $534,000 this election cycle to Republican candidates who back anti-union legislation, particularly right-to-work legislation. In an exhaustively researched article, ThinkProgress’s Jason Israel and Evan Popp detail the ins and outs of right-to-work and its negative effects on unions; provide some choice data from the trenches of the right-to-work landscape; and name some of the most powerful backers of a National Right to Work Act (namely Rand Paul, Steve King and, of course, Donald Trump).

  • By Kelly Ross

    1. Against a living wage

    Pence opposed a minimum wage increase in Indiana that would increase the hourly wage from $7.25 to $8.25. He voted against increasing the federal minimum wage in 2007 to $7.25 an hour (which is where the minimum wage still sits…nine years later). He repealed Indiana’s common construction wage, also known as a prevailing wage, which left contractors at the mercy of free-market pay scales. In addition, Pence signed into law a bill that prohibits local governments from requiring companies to raise the minimum wage unless ordered by the state or federal government.

  • By Michael Messina

    It’s easy to see why some employees would be a fan of right-to-work laws. If you were getting a better-than-average paycheck and workplace rights and then were given the choice to pay for those benefits or not, what would you do?