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by Daniel Hinton | on Jan 28, 2019

TSA Needs Title 5 Bargaining Rights

President Donald J. Trump conceded to end the government shutdown on Friday without any tax dollars allocated to build the border wall. But he threatened to shut it down again in three weeks if no...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 16, 2019

Democrats Propose a $15 Federal Minimum Wage

On January 1, 20 states increased their minimum wage, with some beginning to reach $15 an hour. While both red and blue states are starting to realize the importance of a higher minimum wage, the...

by Brian Young | on Jul 05, 2018

No Union at the IRS

Another day, another attack on labor. Over the last few weeks, Trump and the Executive Branch have issued Executive Orders meant to weaken Federal unions and the Supreme Court has issued one of the...

by Brian Young | on Apr 16, 2018

Late Night Hosts want to Glam Up the Midterms

After the failure of the Democratic Party in 2016, different groups have begun to spring up to focus on electing new candidates in important districts. UCOMM previously reported about the work that...

by Guest Post | on Apr 10, 2018

Zuckerberg admits Russian Meddling in 2016 Election

Even before we released the Cambridge Analytica series, that explains how data was used to manipulate the Trump vote in the 2016 Presidential election, we suggested that there be more regulation with...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 30, 2018

Meet the People's House Project

Following the major losses in 2016 many Democrats sought to reevaluate the reasons why they lost. Some felt it was because Democrats were not liberal enough, others argued that they ran candidates...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 16, 2018

How Randy Bryce Can Change the Game

Last June, Randy Bryce kicked off his campaign for Congress against House Speaker Paul Ryan. In a video that went viral, the union Ironworker called out Ryan for his efforts to destroy the Affordable...

by Guest Post | on Feb 19, 2018

Unions Key as Pennsylvania Special Election Nears

Union households make up nearly a quarter of the district’s voting population where the IBEW alone has nearly 5,000 members. “In special elections, turnout is always low and it all...

by Brian Young | on Jan 18, 2018

Federal Workers Fear Government Shutdown

It may be a New Year, but last years fear of a government shutdown is once again causing anxiety for millions of federal workers.

by Brian Young | on Jan 11, 2018

Lawlessness on the Reservation: Labor Laws Dismissed

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects all private sector workers by giving them some basic workplace rights, like the right to bargain collectively and take collective action. While there...