State Labor Issues

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ArticleOct 04, 2017 - 10:15am
New York City

New York’s “Fair Workweek”

As observers of labor policy know, the federal government under the Obama administration was unabashedly aligned with labor unions and...

ReportSep 12, 2017 - 8:30am

A New Center Stage

The Workforce Freedom Initiative today released its latest report, A New Center Stage: The Expansion of State And Local Employment Laws.

ArticleSep 08, 2017 - 3:45pm

Chicago’s “Labor Harmony” Arm-Twisting

The Chicago City Council on September 6 passed an ordinance that exemplifies cynical efforts by some local governments to favor unions.

ArticleAug 25, 2017 - 10:30am
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Missouri Right-to-Work Law Challenged

Missouri's right-to-work law, which was set to go into effect on August 28, faces a new hurdle that may jeopardize its future.

Issue BriefJul 21, 2017 - 9:30am

State Labor Law Reforms

Policy discussions on labor and employment issues in Washington, D.C., have frequently been contentious, and in recent years many significant legislative proposals have become mired in gridlock. The result is that some state and even local governments have begun taking up labor and employment law reforms on their own...

ArticleJul 13, 2017 - 1:30pm

Wisconsin Right-to-Work Law Upheld

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on July 12 upheld Wisconsin’s right-to-work law...

ArticleMay 31, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Nonsense in Nevada

The Nevada state senate is considering a pair of proposals to raise the state’s minimum wage each of which would maintain...

ArticleFeb 03, 2017 - 10:00am
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Going on 28

Following a recent trend among Midwestern states, Missouri appears poised to become the 28th state to adopt a right-to-work law..

ArticleJan 09, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Make that 27…

The Commonwealth of Kentucky over the weekend became the 27th state to adopt a right-to-work law...

ArticleDec 09, 2016 - 2:00pm
Protesters hold signs at a rally in support of minimum wage increase in New York City.

New York City Considers Worker Center Legislation

The city of New York has been at the forefront of adopting policies that are not exactly employer-friendly in recent years...