News From: Community

by Guest Post | on Sep 14, 2017

IBEW Linemen Head to Florida to Restore Power

More than 10 million people are without power in the Sunshine State after Hurricane Irma churned its way up the length of the peninsula over the weekend, unleashing 140 mph winds, heavy rain and 10-...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 13, 2017

Industry Insight: Importance of Taking Photos

Last week, we looked at the importance of your union using social media, but it is not enough to just have a page, you must also update it with content that your members want to see. While news...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 12, 2017

How We Felt on 9/12

Yesterday was the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attack that killed over 3,000 Americans. We all remember that day vividly. Many of you reading this were sixteen years younger, some...

by United States D... | on Sep 11, 2017

Remembering those who Died on 9-11

Even as we reel from the natural disasters in Texas and Florida, we continue to deal with the man-made disasters. Today there are ceremonies taking place, in NY, DC, PA and elsewhere around the...

by Press and Media | on Sep 05, 2017

Children of Parents Who Hate

UCOMM readers it’s time to call Principal Darrell Herring at 770-721-6500 or email him at

by John Durso | on Sep 01, 2017

The Strength Behind Labor Day

Every year when Labor Day comes around, I’m filled with pride. As the President of Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW and the Long Island Federation of Labor/AFL-CIO, I have the honor of representing well...

by Brian Young | on Aug 30, 2017

Union Approval Hits 14 Year High

As the economy has been improving, the wage gap has been widening. With more and more economic inequality, unions have been making a comeback. UCOMM has previously reported how organizing drives are...

by Brian Young | on Aug 29, 2017

Help Rebuild after Harvey

Over the last week, one of the worst storms to ever hit the United States has ravaged the Houston area. Hurricane Harvey hit the Lone Star State as a Category 4 hurricane and dropped over 40 inches...

by Guest Post | on Aug 23, 2017

Please Don't Take My Dad

”Would you go?” This is the question that silences 16-year-old Jacqui, tightens her wide smile into a thin line, and provokes a low sigh. Her mother sits next to her—motionless...

by Brian Young | on Aug 21, 2017

Raising the Wage Combats Child Neglect

When raises to the minimum wage are talked about they are often put in economic terms like how it will affect small businesses or pay the rent. What often isn’t talked about is the direct...