Law and Politics
March 26, 2015
By UFCW Local 540 President Johnny Rodriguez
Dallas, Texas - Hard-working families need a leader in the White House who will stand up and fight for them. Ted Cruz is not that leader. Instead, he has spent his entire career hurting the families he is supposed to represent.
March 25, 2015
New York, NY - Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Mayor Bill de Blasio may not have a lot in common, but they have penned a joint letter together urging Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature to renew mayoral control of schools "without alteration and without delay."
March 24, 2015
By Stephanie West
Mineloa, NY – Opponents of Governor Andrew Cuomo's education agenda rallied outside the Nassau Council Legislative Office last weekend to protest chronic underfunding and the chief executive's continued emphasis on high stakes testing and state takeovers of struggling local schools.
March 23, 2015
By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
Washington, DC - The recent vote by House Republicans against the NLRB’s common-sense modernization of its election rules is a direct attack on workers and their right to be heard in the workplace.
March 19, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco
New York, NY - Is the labor movement spending too much energy lobbying politician in the hopes elected officials will act on behalf of working men and women? Absolutely, says Unite Here President D. Taylor.
March 19, 2015
The Illinois state council of the Service Employees International Union voted March 14 to endorse challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for mayor of Chicago over incumbent Rahm Emanuel. The union had previously been neutral, but SEIU Local 1 and SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana, which wanted Garcia, prevailed over SEIU Local 73, which supported Emanuel.
March 16, 2015
A bill to ban the union shop in New Mexico failed in the state Senate March 10, when the Public Affairs Committee voted 5-3 along party lines to table it. The Republican-majority House passed the bill by seven votes last month, but the Senate’s Democratic majority refused to bring it to the floor, with a 25-17 no vote also along party lines.
March 13, 2015
By Neal Tepel
Bronx, NY - Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued his "Annual Development Report" highlighting the improvements the borough has seen in job opportunities, housing and overall quality of life since he first took office back in 2009.