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by Brian Young | on Jul 08, 2021

Unions Promise to Defend Teachers in Critical Theory Fight

As states moves towards banning the teaching of “critical race theory” in public schools the leaders of the two largest teachers unions in the country are vowing to protect their members...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 14, 2021

Teachers Union: Reopen Schools this Fall

After a year and a half of remote or hybrid learning, the President of the nation’s two largest teachers' unions are calling for schools to be fully reopened to in-person learning in the...

by Brian Young | on Mar 18, 2021

Unions Speak out On Rise in Violence against Asian Americans

One year ago, the world changed as many countries around the world shut down to protect their citizens from COVID-19. In the following twelve months, Asian Americans have faced increasing attacks as...

by Brian Young | on Feb 22, 2021

Weingarten: No Perfect Solution to Reopening Schools

It has been nearly a year since schools were forced to close due to the pandemic. In some areas of the country, schools have reopened for full in-person learning or hybrid learning. Other districts...

by Brian Young | on Dec 22, 2020

Biden Picks a Teacher to Run the Education Department

In a big departure from the last four years, President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Miguel Cardona, a former public-school teacher, and principal, as his Education Secretary. Cardona would replace the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 04, 2020

Teachers Move to the Front of the COVID Vaccine List

With news that a vaccine for COVID-19 could be available by the middle of December, officials are trying to figure out who to vaccinate first. While healthcare workers seem like a no-brainer,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 25, 2020

3 Major Unions Back Marcia Fudge to Lead USDA

Over the past few weeks, unions have been lobbying President-elect Joe Biden on a number of worker-friendly picks for his Cabinet. UCOMM has previously covered their efforts to get a friendly person...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 11, 2020

Biden Adds 27 Union Leaders to Transition Team

With Joe Biden becoming the President-elect on Saturday, the process of transitioning from Trump to Biden has begun. Even without the help of Trump or the General Services Administration (GSA), Biden...

by Perry Fuchs | on Oct 30, 2020

Trump Has Undermined Unions for Four Years

The editorial below was written by Perry Fuchs, a teachers union President.   According to the American Federation of Teachers, our current President has done everything in his power to...

by Press and Media | on Oct 09, 2020

Biden Administration: Labor's Saving Grace

According to Politico, former Vice President Joe Biden is working with unions much more than any other Presidential candidate in recent memory, giving them hope that a Biden Presidency will mean good...

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