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by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 28, 2018

Imagine a Union that Can't Bargain for Wages and Benefits

Public employees in Delaware face a big problem, they are allowed to join a union but are not allowed to negotiate their wages and benefits. HB 96 would change the state law to allow public sector...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 23, 2018

Janus Rallies 2018: The End of Labor Peace as We Know It

Let’s be honest with ourselves, the Mark Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court case that is being heard on Monday will be bad news for many, not just for organized labor’s ability to collect...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 22, 2017

Steps on How to Organize a Union

Although every workplace is different and the needs of different workforces vary, there are some basic steps involved in organizing your union at work.  If you’re ready to begin organizing...

by Brian Young | on Feb 22, 2017

Hartford playing Hardball

For years Connecticut, has failed to meet their pension requirements and have consistently mismanaged the fund.  Now a bill is being proposed that will exempt retirement benefits from collective...

by Kate Hogan | on Jan 04, 2017

UCOMM Ed: Areawide Bargaining

Union terminology can at times be confusing. Some verbiage and terms are unique to union members and the more that we understand them, the more we know about the union world around us. One of...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 03, 2017

Curbing Workplace Rumors

The following is a communication put out by Gary Bonker, the elected Business Manager of IBEW Local 10 based in Binghamton NY. While it is specific to his local, we thought it would be good to share...

by Press and Media | on Dec 14, 2016

PBA debating the process

What’s key about this story is not the actual policy itself, but on how it was implemented. All unions, not just police unions participate in what is called effects bargaining which requires...

by Brian Young | on Oct 07, 2016

NBA Players and Owners close to deal

NBA players are reporting to training camp and getting ready for the season, the NBA Players Association (NBPA) and the league are working hard to iron out a collective bargaining agreement (CBA)...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 29, 2016

What is Effects Bargaining?

When someone is working for a business they can often feel like they have no voice in the future of the company. Rarely do the CEO or Board of Directors ask the employees about how an expansion...

by Brian Young | on Jun 08, 2016

Going above the rim

With Game 3 of the NBA Finals kicking off on Wednesday night, two union Vice Presidents will face off on the court.  The NBA Players Association (NBPA) Vice veeps, Steph Curry and Lebron James,...

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