Michigan Is Set to Become First State in 58 Years to Overturn Right-to-Work Law

After Michigan Democrats scored their first trifecta of controlling the House, Senate and governor’s office in decades this past election, the state is now set to become the first state in six decades to overturn its anti-worker “right-to-work” law. Democrats in the Michigan House voted on Tuesday to approve a bill repealing right to work in the state, sending the bill to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer… Source Source / Read More: Michigan Is Set to Become First State in 58 Years to Overturn Right-to-Work Law

Inequality-Fighting Ballot Initiatives Won Big in the Midterms

Americans are sick and tired of seeing CEO pay and billionaire wealth in the stratosphere while working families are struggling with soaring costs. This election day, voters in several states used direct democracy to do something about it. They voted to hike taxes on the wealthy, raise wages and build union power, help ordinary people afford basic necessities, and tackle the problem of big money in politics. Massachusetts Hikes Taxes on the Rich Sixth time’s a charm. Massachusetts fair tax advocates had tried and failed five times since 1962 to undo the regressive flat income tax rate embedded in their…

Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill to Ban Anti-Union “Right-to-Work” Laws

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) has introduced a bill that would ban states from implementing so-called “right-to-work” laws, which suppress union activity and make it more difficult for workers to form unions. The bill, which was previously introduced in 2017 and 2020, is known as the Protecting Workers and Improving Labor Standards Act. It would rescind “right-to-work” laws — which are currently in place in 27 states and Guam — that prohibit unions from collecting dues from non-union members who are still covered under a union contract. Labor organizers have long advocated against such laws, saying they lower wages and worsen…

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