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by Brian Young | on May 11, 2020

Michigan Hospital Uses COVID-19 to Bust Union

Across the country, communities are cheering healthcare workers as heroes in the war against COVID-19. Yet hospitals are using the crisis to bust unions and fire activist employees.

by Brian Young | on May 08, 2020

Freedom Foundation Targets Union Firefighters

In the middle of a pandemic, the Freedom Foundation is hoping to capitalize on the disaster by pushing public employees to opt-out of their union.

by Kris LaGrange | on May 05, 2020

Amazon VP Quits over Union-Busting

At the end of March, two weeks into the quarantine in New York City, Amazon employees at their Staten Island warehouse held a walkout to protest the company’s negligence in protecting the...

by Brian Young | on May 04, 2020

Trump's Trade War Results in More Business for Mexico

Trump's trade war with China was supposed to result in manufacturing jobs being brought back to the United States. Instead, it led to China shutting down much of its trade with the US, leaving...

by Brian Young | on May 01, 2020

Target and Amazon Workers Strike

After periodic walkouts and sickouts over the past few weeks, workers at two of the nation's biggest companies are taking action on May Day. While job actions often take place on May 1st, also...

by Press and Media | on Apr 22, 2020

Employers: No Liability if Employee Get COVID-19

Frontline workers are being asked to work in some of the most dangerous times and are sometimes being asked to do it without proper PPE. Whether the employer didn't have enough like in many...

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 16, 2020

NJ Hospital Retaliates Against Workers

This post was written by the NJ AFL-CIO The New Jersey State AFL-CIO stands for our front-line heroes fighting the coronavirus pandemic every day. We are outraged by ongoing retaliation against...

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 14, 2020

Companies Use COVID-19 Pandemic to Attack Workers

Last week, UCOMM reported on companies that are stepping up to help build PPE, produce hand sanitizer, and ramp up production for ventilators. While the pandemic has brought out the best in these...

by Press and Media | on Apr 02, 2020

Leaked Amazon Document Details Plan to Smear Fired Worker

On Monday, Amazon workers in Staten Island held a walkout to protest the company's failure to protect them on the job. On Tuesday, Amazon fired the organizer. Vice has now gained leaked notes...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 01, 2020

Hobby Lobby Lays off by Email

For weeks, craft store Hobby Lobby has been insisting on keeping their stores open even as other companies have made the decision to voluntarily close to stop the spread of coronavirus. By the middle...

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