Travesty in Wisconsin

March 10, 2011 Dear State and Local Building Trades Leaders: Last evening in the dark of night, and at the urging of Governor Scott Walker, Republicans in the Wisconsin State Senate exercised the nuclear option to ram through a bill attacking Wisconsin’s working...

State Budget Deficits Are Not an Employee Compensation Problem

March 10, 2011 The Great Recession Is to Blame By David Madland, Nick Bunker The conservative explanation for state budget deficits is that employee compensation for public-sector workers is out of control. But a close look at the facts demonstrates these claims are...

Right to Work

Economic Policy Institute has released a new report today investigating wages and benefits in so-called “Right to Work” states. In RTW states wages are lower and employees less likely to have employer sponsored health and pension programs. The report can be found at...

Kleen Energy Video

Brothers and Sisters, This new video is from the Chemical Safety Board, it is about 15 minutes long and the last half of the video is on the Kleen Energy explosion. This is the site where we lost 4 UA members last year. It is a well designed film so please take the...