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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...

by Brian Young | on Jul 28, 2020

AFT Authorizes Teacher Safety Strikes

With COVID-19 cases surging in some areas of the country, Trump and some Governors are demanding that schools reopen for full in-person learning. In places like Florida, the Governor is demanding...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 27, 2020

Trump's School Opening Plan is Deadly

As COVID-19 continues to spike across the country, Trump is continuing to demand that schools reopen for in-person classes in just a few short weeks.

by Brian Young | on Jul 20, 2020

A Strike for Black Lives

Thousands of essential workers took part in a Strike for Black Lives on Monday, walking off the job for eight minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd.

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 13, 2020

Trump and DeVos Have No Plan to Reopen Schools

Last week, Trump announced that schools would reopen in the fall regardless of the situation around COVID-19. He even took to Twitter to threaten states with a reduction in funding if they do not...

by Brian Young | on Jun 08, 2020

1.5 Million Government Employees Laid Off

One hundred days into the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown, almost all states and local municipalities have begun to reopen. Even New York City, the hardest-hit area in the country, has entered Phase 1...

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