News From: Community

by Guest Post | on Mar 03, 2017

New Age of Activism in age of Trump

Since the presidential election, our country has seen a groundswell of organizing as people band together in one of the most basic expressions of democracy: activism. The activism spans the gamut...

by Brian Young | on Mar 03, 2017

Watch ABC's When We Rise

This week, the ABC network has released the groundbreaking TV mini-series, When We Rise. The series focuses on the advocacy work of Cleve Jones, a noted LGBT and Labor Activist, who wrote a memoir by...

by Press and Media | on Mar 02, 2017

Cleaning up Trumps mess

Thanks to the hateful language of Trump and his supporters, many minority communities have recently come under attack.  The Jewish community has seen a recent uptick in anti-sematic attacks in...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 24, 2017

Keep DeVos out of our Schools

The Badass Teachers Association has released a petition to keep Education Secretary Betsy DeVos out of public schools.  As UCOMM has previously reported, DeVos’ first trip to a public...

by AFL-CIO | on Feb 20, 2017

Resistance as Congress Recesses

The week of February 18–26 is the first recess of the 115th Congress—time specifically set aside for members of Congress to meet with constituents and get the pulse of the communities...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 15, 2017

General Strike February 17th

The strike is a unions last, final and oftentimes best tool for pressuring management to work with the union on their demands.  It is also the most dangerous and risky action the union can take...

by AFL-CIO | on Feb 06, 2017

Right to work doesn't just hurt union members

I spent 36 years working at the Bridgestone Tire plant in Oklahoma City. The work was hard but rewarding. It afforded me the opportunity to provide for my family, always ensure there was enough food...

by Guest Post | on Feb 03, 2017

America Wants Unions

This was pulled from the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) ... Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published its annual report on labor...

by Katherine Krantz | on Feb 02, 2017

If Women Ran the World

There are not many things that will get me up at 6am on a Saturday, but the march in DC on Saturday was one of them. My friend Korki drove us down to Baltimore on Friday to stay the night with my...

by Chris Erikson Jr. | on Jan 27, 2017

Apprenticeship Programs Open Tenant Doors

Last week’s news of legislation introduced in the New York City Council regarding apprenticeship requirements for construction work was heartening. Safety – or the lack thereof –...

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