News From: Betsy DeVos

by Guest Post | on Sep 25, 2018

Trump's Betsy DeVos in Hot Water Over Workplace Rights

Three U.S. Senators are calling on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to stop denying workplace rights and protections to nearly 4,000 Department of Education employees who are represented by the...

by Brian Young | on Jul 26, 2018

DeVos and Trump Charged with Union Busting

The ongoing saga between the Trump administration and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) took another turn this week when the Education Department and anti-union Secretary Betsy...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 25, 2018

Trolling the Union Busters

Since the Janus decision, public employees across the country have been getting emails, door knocks, phone calls and direct mail from billionaire backed groups telling them to opt out of their union...

by Brian Young | on Jun 29, 2018

Trump Group Telling Teachers to Opt-Out of Their Union

Only days after the Supreme Court issued their flawed ruling in the Janus v AFSCME case, billionaire-backed groups are already contacting public sector union members and telling them to opt out of...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 24, 2018

Prevailing Wage on the Ballot in Michigan

Over the last few months, anti-union forces have been collecting signatures to get a repeal of the state prevailing wage law on the ballot in November. On Monday the state Board of Elections finished...

by Brian Young | on Apr 12, 2018

Betsy DeVos Evicts AFGE From Department of Ed

For the past 30 years, the Association of Federal Government Employees (AFGE) have represented the employees of the Department of Education. As part of their collective bargaining agreement (CBA),...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 10, 2018

DeVos Attacks Striking Teachers

Teachers in Oklahoma are in their second week on strike, fighting for more school funding and better wages. While they have gained support from their students, parents and even celebrities like...

by Brian Young | on Mar 19, 2018

DeVos Tries to Bust Department of Education Union

Betsy DeVos trying to bust a union, shocking we know, but that is the charge that the Association of Federal Government Employees (AFGE) is launching at the Secretary of Education. AFGE alleges in...

by Brian Young | on Feb 21, 2018

Who is Funding Janus?

Janus v. AFSCME will be heard by the Supreme Court on Monday. As UCOMM previously reported this case would fundamentally change the union movement for generations to come by attempting to defund...

by Brian Young | on Feb 09, 2018

80,000 Teachers Give Betsy DeVos an "F"

Over the past few weeks, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) have been asking their members to send in report cards for Education Secretary Betsy...

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