Posts tagged Arkansas

    After right-to-work’s anniversary in Arkansas, Fayetteville Starbucks becomes the state’s first location to unioniz

    December 1, 2022 // Arkansas' right-to-work law turned 78-years-old on Nov. 7, and a little over a week after its anniversary, a Fayetteville Starbucks became the first location in the state to unionize. Although right-to-work effects how unions function, other factors like deindustrialization impacted the state's labor movement.

    19 Republican governors oppose proposed Project Labor Agreement rule

    October 31, 2022 // Nineteen Republican governors wrote a letter to President Joe Biden (D) on October 17, 2022, opposing a proposed federal rule to mandate the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for federal construction projects. The letter was signed by governors from Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming. The proposed rule follows an executive order that was signed by Biden in February 2022 that aimed to require PLAs for large-scale construction projects. A group of Republican governors wrote a letter in April 2022 opposing the executive order, arguing that it granted a monopoly to unions and discouraged competition. The proposed rule would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the executive order and mandate the use of PLAs for federal construction contracts exceeding $35 million.

    Virginia Drops from A+ to C in Worker Freedom — Largest Decrease in the Country

    October 31, 2022 // Virginia plunged from an “A+” ranking in 2019 to a dismal “C” this year. This was due to what the report called “[t]he most dramatic government union victory of the post-Janus legal frontier” – Janus being the 2018 Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME declaring everything government unions do is political, and public employees have a First Amendment right not to subsidize this political activity. It essentially brought right-to-work provisions to public employees across the country.

    Mountaire’s Selbyville workers vote to oust union

    December 28, 2021 // With a second vote, conducted Dec. 16 by the National Labor Relations Board, Mountaire Farms employees at the Selbyville poultry plant voted 356-80 to decertify and remove the United Food and Commercial Workers Union from their workplace.

    Poultry plant workers in Delaware vote to oust labor union

    December 17, 2021 // Workers at a Mountaire Farms poultry processing plant in southern Delaware have voted to decertify the labor union that has been representing them, the company said Friday.

    Analysis: How Much School Funding Goes to Salaries & Benefits? Does Urban vs. Rural Make a Difference? Red State vs. Blue? Strong Union vs. Weak? Some Surprising Answers

    December 1, 2021 // New York City and Little Rock, Arkansas, are as dissimilar as can be. But in one respect they are very much alike. Little Rock spent 75.3% of its education funding on employee salaries and benefits in 2018-19. New York spent 75.5%