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News From: Election2016

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 04, 2016

National Border Patrol Council wants RTW

On March 30th, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) made an unprecedented endorsement.  For the first time in the unions history they chose to make an endorsement in the Presidential...

by Press and Media | on Mar 28, 2016

Not Chicago 1968, but Berlin 1932

This article first appeared in The Atlantic by Robert J. S. RossThe cautionary tale now engaging progressive, Democratic forces in the face of a probable Donald Trump presidential nomination has been...

by Brian Young | on Mar 16, 2016

Public Enemy No. 1

During a political campaign, candidates are often MIA from their day jobs.  When you are the sitting Governor of a state these stories usually get amplified.  You have to make tough choices...

by Workers Indepen... | on Mar 15, 2016

Low wage workers make noise in Ohio

Homecare worker Artheta Peters wants presidential candidates to come get her vote. Artheta and other workers in the Ohio Fight For $15 movement are making sure candidates know that 2.4 million...

by AFL-CIO | on Mar 10, 2016

AFL-CIO takes on Trump

While campaigning in South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was asked about “right to work.” His response? “I like right to work. My position on right to...

by Brian Young | on Mar 09, 2016

Punished for the sins of her husband

As the clock turned from “Super Tuesday 2” to post mortem Wednesday, political pundits were shocked as Bernie Sanders delivered one of the biggest surprises in winning the Michigan...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 08, 2016

Getting in the PAC game

With labor expectedly divided in the upcoming election between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the 10 million member strong AFL-CIO has decided to stay out of the fight and prepare for the...

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 Kris LaGrange | on Feb 15, 2016

While they mourn Scalia, labor needs to step it up

When it happened and the news broke, we at UCOMM asked ourselves if organized labor was granted a gift from God? Do we gloat? Is chatting this up too quickly depict poor taste? After 24 hours, every...