A special Labor Day message.

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For many Labor Day is thought of as an extra day off from work to be spent grilling out and spending time with their family. Labor Day is a time for us as Americans, Kansans, and workers to celebrate the hard working men and women who fuel our economy, who build and run our communities, who teach our children, who … Read More

A special Labor Day message.

The new Hb 2022: Wagle’s Paycheck Deception Hypocrisy

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Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle is after workers paychecks once again. This morning the Senate Committee on Commerce took action on HB 2022, a bill that would allow an employer to withhold portions of an employees paycheck for numerous reasons and without any limits, and amended in Hb 2023, the infamous paycheck deception bill that would forbid employees from choosing … Read More

The new Hb 2022: Wagle’s Paycheck Deception Hypocrisy

The Kansas Legislature is positioning to throw teachers under the bus.

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You might be wondering what happened to HB 2085, the bill to dismantle collective bargaining for teachers and the Kansas School Superintendents’ Association proposal to strip teachers of any voice in anything except salary, supplemental pay, sick leave and personal leave. We were wondering as well until we got wind of a game afoot. The House Commerce Committee met today … Read More

The Kansas Legislature is positioning to throw teachers under the bus.

Stand with Kansas workers this Saturday, join us in Topeka.

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This coming Saturday workers from all across Kansas will be gathering in Topeka on the steps of the State Capitol to rally for workers rights! Join us in standing up for your rights, and telling Governor Brownback and the Kansas Legislature that it’s time to end these senseless attacks on the hard working men and women of Kansas. Help us spread … Read More

Stand with Kansas workers this Saturday, join us in Topeka.

Small Victories

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Earlier today the Kansas House Republicans announced that they don’t (currently) plan to run HB 2123, one of the many anti-worker/ anti-labor bills currently introduced in the Kansas Legislature. This announcement only goes to show that the calls and emails you all have been sending are working. Keep the pressure up and make it clear that we need to end … Read More

Small Victories

Kansas anti-labor bills, the calm before the storm.

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The attacks on organized labor have gone eerily quite during the past two days but they will likely be coming up quickly. These attacks are being spearheaded by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and anti-worker extremist in the Kansas Legislature. Here’s a brief summary of major anti-labor bills currently introduced. Take action and contact your Legislators today! Tell them to oppose these attacks on … Read More

Kansas anti-labor bills, the calm before the storm.

Take action: It’s time to end the war on Kansas workers.

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Governor Sam Brownback and Republicans in the Kansas legislature are seeking to put an end to all unions in Kansas. HB 2023 and SB 31 are a direct attempt at silencing the hard working men and women of Kansas. As the Kansas Chamber of Commerce lobbyist, Eric Stafford freely admitted in committee “I need these bills to pass so that … Read More

Take action: It’s time to end the war on Kansas workers.

Paycheck Deception Returns to Kansas: Republican Legislators Seek to Limit Fundamental Constitutional Rights

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Once again the Republicans on the House Commerce, Labor, and Economic Development Committee are seeking to limit the voices of working Kansans with HB 2023 (the Senate Republicans have also introduced SB 31, which is a duplicate for this bill). Tomorrow at 1:30pm the committee will hold hearings on a bill (HB 2023) that would restrict the fundamental constitutional rights of public … Read More

Paycheck Deception Returns to Kansas: Republican Legislators Seek to Limit Fundamental Constitutional Rights

HB 2130 Advances: Act Today and Tomorrow

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House Bill 2130, which limits the ability of working families to engage in political advocacy for a pro-working families agenda in Kansas, received first round approval on House General Orders this morning. House Bill 2130 would prevent union members from using dues deductions for political education.  Corporate PACs and other special interests could still use their dues or fees to influence political campaigns, … Read More

HB 2130 Advances: Act Today and Tomorrow