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News From: Corporate Greed

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 11, 2020

Union Avoidance Goes Online

Jackson Lewis is one of the largest anti-union law firms in the country. On their website they brag about their work in union avoidance, helping companies like Boeing and Ikea stop organizing drives...

by Brian Young | on Aug 10, 2020

Lowe's Hiring Full Time Union-Buster

Lowe’s is looking for a union-buster. The national chain, which is extremely anti-union, is looking to hire someone in house to manage a team of investigators whose job it is to go out and look...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 05, 2020

Worker Centers Under Attack

Worker centers play an important role in helping organize workers who aren’t traditional union members. These centers usually focus on helping immigrant workers to get benefits, teach them...

by Brian Young | on Jul 16, 2020

Airlines Announce Massive Layoffs

For months airlines have faced record low bookings. To keep them afloat, the federal government provided $25 Billion in bailout money, but the money runs out on October 1.

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 15, 2020

New Orleans Hires Scabs to Pick up the Trash

Since May 5th, sanitation workers in New Orleans have been on strike. The striking workers, called “hoppers”, work for a city contractor named Metro Service Group. According to the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 10, 2020

Disney Fires 750 Union Performers

Although cases of COVID-19 are at record highs in Florida, Disney World has decided to go forward with their reopening this weekend. As season pass holders streamed through the gates on Thursday for...

by Brian Young | on Jul 08, 2020

Your Boss Can Now Search Your Car

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has given employers a sweeping ability to increase surveillance on their employees. The case overturns years of labor law that protected the privacy of...

by Brian Young | on Jul 07, 2020

Trump Donors Get Huge Government Bailouts

Beginning in April, the federal government made billions of dollars available to businesses to help them get through the pandemic. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) gave out loans to companies to...

by Brian Young | on Jul 02, 2020

Amazon Driver Quits Mid Shift on Twitter

Working for Amazon has always been bad, but in recent months it seems to have gotten even worse. UCOMM previously reported about walkouts at warehouses, like in Staten Island, NY, over the company...

by Brian Young | on Jun 26, 2020

COVID-19 Tracking: Break the Union

Workers are heading back to the office, jobsite, or warehouse and are witnessing a new type of working environment. At almost all workplaces, some changes have been made, whether it is a mandatory...