News From: Community

by Kate Hogan | on Nov 13, 2017

Made in America: Schott NYC

Schott NYC is more than just a jacket-making company. The company has been manufacturing different jackets that have been worn by some of the coolest people of the last century. Marlon Brando, James...

by Brian Young | on Nov 13, 2017

"F---ing school teachers need to get real jobs"

About 200 teachers in a school district outside of Pittsburgh are walking the picket line for the third straight week after the district failed to reach a tentative agreement with the union.About 200...

by Guest Post | on Nov 09, 2017

Politico: Labor Has a Death Wish

Maybe they read UCOMM Blog, but yesterday Politico released an article looking at how the labor movement shot itself in the foot by electing Trump. While it may come across as a little inside the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 06, 2017

Union Fund for Texas Shooting Victims

Sadly, another horrifying tragedy has occurred in the United States. At least 26 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas this past Sunday...

by Kate Hogan | on Oct 13, 2017

Steel: Think Before you Buy

Steel is often said to be one of the commodities that is essential to economic growth. Considered to be the lifeblood of a healthy and wealthy manufacturing country, governments have always looked at...

by Kate Hogan | on Oct 09, 2017

Made in the USA: World's Finest Chocolate Bars

How many times has your child come home from school with a box of chocolate and a note saying you had to sell it for a fundraiser? After you end up buying the entire box for them and putting the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 05, 2017

Teamsters Denounce Lies About Strike in Puerto Rico

Last week, UCOMM reported how Teamsters locals in the United States were organizing members to head down to Puerto Rico to aid in the delivery of needed supplies. While they were organizing this trip...

by Guest Post | on Oct 03, 2017

AFL-CIO Seeking Volunteers for Puerto Rico Relief Effort

The AFL-CIO is coordinating relief efforts for Puerto Rico.  We hope that UAW Region 9A could supply a few volunteers, however, please read the information (see below) closely, it is a rigorous...

by Brian Young | on Sep 29, 2017

Teamsters Sending Drivers to Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria destroyed much of Puerto Rico, one of the largest rebuilding efforts began. Puerto Ricans are facing months without electricity, some have no potable water and shortages of food...

by Brian Young | on Sep 27, 2017

Industry Insight: How Hashtags Work

Two weeks ago, UCOMM wrote about the importance of having your local union on social networks. This week, we will look a little bit deeper into one of the key tools that help social networks like...

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