News From: Corporate Greed

by Guest Post | on Sep 25, 2018

Trump's Betsy DeVos in Hot Water Over Workplace Rights

Three U.S. Senators are calling on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to stop denying workplace rights and protections to nearly 4,000 Department of Education employees who are represented by the...

by Brian Young | on Sep 24, 2018

Janus Decision Opens the Door for Workers to Sue their Union

Since the Janus decision, UCOMM Blog has been reporting on a number of ways that conservative, anti-union groups have been trying to destroy unions. Some include knocking on union members doors,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 19, 2018

Hotel Workers Strike in Chicago

Hotel workers in Chicago are entering their second week on strike. The members of UNITE HERE Local 1 work at 26 of the biggest hotels in Chicago.

by Daniel Hinton | on Sep 13, 2018

Steelworkers Reject Contract Proposal, Strike Looms

The steel industry has seen a revival over the last year, as profits in 2017 skyrocketed over the previous 2015 and 2016’s. Between the GOP’s corporate tax cuts and the Trump...

by Labor Press | on Sep 12, 2018

With Amazon's Acquisition, Will Whole Foods Go Union?

According to a recent article in the WALL Street Journal, workers at Whole Foods Market in several locations are  considering joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union....

by Guest Post | on Sep 05, 2018

Stand With StoryCorps Employees

StoryCorps workers need your help! In 2017, StoryCorps workers came together to form a union. After a long fight, we voted to join CWA Local 1180 in September 2017.

by Guest Post | on Aug 29, 2018

Brooklyn Verizon Wireless Workers Vote to Stick with their Union

CWA Local 1109 and Verizon Wireless Workers in Brooklyn, NY scored a huge victory on August 23rd when they voted down an anti-union “decertification petition” and chose to keep CWA as...

by Guest Post | on Aug 28, 2018

Nerd Herders Organizing For a Voice

Teamsters led an action in the Castro section of the city today to protest working conditions for high tech bus drivers. The 600 members of Teamsters Local 853 are seeking a secure retirement and...

by Daniel Hinton | on Aug 27, 2018

Thrillist Staff Locked Out for Organizing

Union organizing drives at some of the fastest-growing digital media companies have injected new life into the labor movement. The staff at decades-old publications, such as The New Yorker and LA...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 24, 2018

The Decline of Unions Costs Workers Thousands

Over the last 50 years there has been a coordinated attack on union labor. Since 1958, union membership has fallen from 35% of the workforce to between 10 and 15% in the post-recession years. Over...