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by Kris LaGrange | on May 02, 2016

Thanks for everything Mr. McPeak

This week kicks off Teacher Appreciation week, the time when we get to thank those educators who inspire our children, nurture their love of learning and lead them on their future path. While these...

by Brian Young | on Apr 04, 2016

Corporate Testing Crap

With high stakes testing starting at the beginning of April, both sides of the testing debate are trying to educate parents on the merits of their side of the argument.  As UCOMM Blog reported...

by Brian Young | on Mar 07, 2016

Is Anderson an idiot?

On Sunday, March 6th, the two Democrats running for President met for a debate in Flint, Michigan just days before voters in the state go out to the polls to vote in the primary.  One of the...

by Brian Young | on Feb 24, 2016

WTF is he proud of

After Tuesday, February 23rd’s Nevada Caucus, Donald Trump is now the front runner to win the Republican nomination for President.  With 45.9% of the vote Trump won his biggest victory to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 18, 2016

What do your kids know about MLK?

As activists in the Union Movement, we hold Dr. King in the highest regard. His words, actions and life mission have made a profound impact on our country and the way we measure progress when...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 16, 2015

Big Wins in Education

Both Washington and Nueva York saw two major wins in the ongoing fight over education policy.  Bowing to pressure from parents and teachers, both Governor Cuomo, Republicans and Democrats in...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 28, 2015

Stay Home on Black Friday

After the 2008 Black Friday trampling death of a low wage exploited Walmart worker in Long Island, NY the behavior of the American consumer on Thanksgiving night and Black Friday have drawn worldwide...

by Daniel Hinton | on Oct 28, 2015

Returning the Favor to Our Teachers

Walk into any classroom and you'll notice the walls, desks, and chalkboards are decorated with the typical stationary and seasonal items. You might even notice all the school the supplies...

by Buddy Thoman | on Oct 13, 2015

All Eyes on Friedrichs v. California Teachers

The US Supreme Court 2015 term began on Monday in October 5th.One of the cases working people and the IBEW should be concerned about is Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. The appellants...

by Guest Post | on Feb 05, 2015

Education petition addresses poverty and fair funding

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he has an Opportunity Agenda, but his education agenda is slamming the door shut on opportunity for hundreds of thousands of students in every corner of the state....