by Brian Young | on Dec 17, 2018

Amtrak Wants to Lay Off 1,700 Employees

Angry food and beverage workers greeted commuters at train stations around the country on Monday. They were protesting a proposal by Amtrak to outsource food and beverage services.

by Brian Young | on Dec 14, 2018

A Strike Looms at Slate

In January 2018, editorial employees at Slate voted to join the Writers Guild of America (WGA) East. This victory came after 10 contentious months of union busting from management. Nearly one year...

by Guest Post | on Dec 11, 2018

The Middle Class is Out of Reach for 60% of Americans

This article was written by the IBEW Media Center. Despite the lowest U.S. unemployment rate in 50 years, the American Dream is elusive for most working people, according to a new “...

by Daniel Hinton | on Dec 10, 2018

What the heck is going on in France?!

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said you would have “to be deaf or blind” to not hear or see the protest movement that boiled over in Paris and across France during the past three...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 05, 2018

Spectrum Strike Gets a Big Boost

The ranks of labor along with elected officials from across New York descended on East 23rd Street in the Big Apple this afternoon to join in the protest and recommit to the boycott of NY 1...

by Press and Media | on Dec 03, 2018

Local 3 IBEW Relaunches Spectrum Boycott

Labor leaders and elected officials in New York are accusing Charter/Spectrum of union busting after they walked away from negotiations with Local 3 IBEW, who have been on strike since March of 2017...

by Brian Young | on Nov 27, 2018

Trump's Tariffs Fast Tracking GM Plant Closures

In another sign of companies preparing for an economic downturn, General Motors (GM) has announced massive layoffs to both their union and salaried workers.

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 21, 2018

Shame: Who’s Open on Thanksgiving

…and shame on you if you go shopping and reward this behavior. If you get trampled, you deserve it. Do America a favor, stay home with your family and go shopping Friday if you must. It’...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 19, 2018

City & State: Erikson's a Winner!

This week UCOMM wrote about how New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo joined together to support Local 3 IBEW’s strike at Spectrum. With the announcement that...

by Press and Media | on Oct 04, 2018

Tesla Threatens to Deport Workers

This week, Tesla founder Elon Musk was forced out of the company after an SEC investigation into a tweet he made, but the trouble for the company is not over. Read more about the electric car makers...