Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis is proposing a 2018 ballot initiative that would prevent the state from becoming the next “Right-to-work” state. With the legislature and governorship now under Republican control, the anti-union law looks inevitable. Rather than wait around and watch it happen, Louis submitted a longshot...
The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled against the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the organization’s attempt to prevent local prevailing wage laws in cities like Lansing. Their request was ruled unconstitutional. Citing a court case from 1923, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of local prevailing wage laws and...
In Michigan, the well-funded wage opposition group Protecting Michigan Taxpayers is reporting that it is nearing the 252,523 signatures it needs to place a repeal of the prevailing wage on the ballot. Using this method, Michigan Republicans can bypass Gov. Rick Snyder who opposes repeal and promised to veto the toxic middle class attack....
The Southern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council (SNBCTC) is moving forward with a ballot initiative that would bar public funds from being used for the construction of a new baseball stadium in Summerlin for the Las Vegas 51’s. As we reported in October, the SNBCTC had been protesting the Howard Hughes Corporation’s...
One of Tuesday night’s most important and overlooked election victories came from Cincinnati, Ohio, where voters overwhelmingly rejected Issue 4, a ballot initiative that sought to overhaul the city’s pension system. The controversial measure would have frozen the current plan and forced the city to pay off $870 million in...
As a strategy session was being held at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington on how to pass “Right-to-Work” in Oregon and Washington via ballot initiative, protesters from local trades unions met attendees at the door in a preview of what is to come in the Pacific Northwest if the anti-worker legislation is put in [&hellip...
Weeks after Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder told attendees of an American Legislatice Exchange Council (ALEC) conference that his state was hoping to enact “Right-to-Work” legislation, the prospects of this becoming a reality are looking grim. Kinder said he thought “Right-to-Work” could be achieved through a ballot measure but...