Gov. Tony Evers has called for the repeal of Wisconsin’s right-to-work law and the restoration of prevailing-wage guarantees in public-works projects, despite critics’ concerns that those proposals could become a drag on the state’s economy.
A Michigan-based group is suing a machinist and aerospace union on behalf of employees who say they shouldn’t have to pay fees to a union they don’t want to join. The case was filed in federal district court in New Jersey.
A group of Minnesota parents caring for family members is asking the Supreme Court to help them break away from union representation.
Labor unions were dealt another blow in Kentucky after the state supreme court upheld its right to work law.
Missouri voters rejected right-to-work law in a statewide referendum on Tuesday.
One of Missouri’s largest public-sector unions is demanding its former president pull an ad supporting right to work.
Retired St. Louis Police sergeant Gary Wiegert urged voters to support Proposition A, which would ban employers from mandating union membership dues or fees as a condition of employment. Wiegert, the former head of the St. Louis Police Officers Association, criticized “out of touch union officials” for “lying to you about Prop A.”
After five years California farm workers will finally see their votes to kick out their union counted after a state court unanimously ruled that a state agency had interfered with the election.
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) signaled his support Friday for legislation to strengthen the power of unions to recruit members and negotiate with employers.
Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) filed legislation Wednesday that would significantly strengthen the power of organized labor.
The unions behind a failed challenge to Kentucky’s right-to-work law are appealing a state judge’s ruling on its constitutionality.