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by Brian Young | on Mar 26, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Part IV: Regulating the Regulators

Over the last three days, UCOMM has been looking at how Cambridge Analytica (CA) used a Russian scientist to mine data on 50 million Americans. They then used this data to create emotional profiles...

by Brian Young | on Mar 23, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Part III: What this means for the Union Movement

Over the last two days, we have explained what Cambridge Analytica (CA) is and what they did to gain, possibly illegally, data from 50 Million Facebook users. Over the course of 2014-2016, CA...

by Brian Young | on Mar 22, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Part II: How They Did It

In Part I of our four-part series UCOMM looked at what happened with an overview of the story, today we will look at how they got this information, how they used it, and who was funding their evil...

by Brian Young | on Mar 21, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Part I: What Really Happened

The social media world has been in a panic over the last week after it came to light that 50 million people’s Facebook data was sold to the Trump campaign to use during the 2016 election. Since...

by Brian Young | on Dec 11, 2017

New Facebook Data Center Being Built Union

It takes a lot of data centers to handle the traffic that Facebook’s 1 billion daily users create. So much space is needed that Facebook has announced that they will triple the size of their...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 08, 2017

How YouTube Plans on Censoring UCOMM

The AP recently put out a report that YouTube is assigning 10,000 people to review posted vids that “show harm to children, hate speech and other topics they don’t want their ads next to...

by Brian Young | on Sep 05, 2017

Industry Insight: Social Networks and Local Unions

Over 2 Billion people log onto Facebook every day, making it the most used website on the internet. Another 328 Million people are active users on Twitter. Yet many unions have little to no presence...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 11, 2017

UCOMM gets Censored by Google

Over the last few years, Google and Facebook have become two of the largest purveyors of news. As the reach of Facebook and Google grow, less and less people go to specific news sites to get their...

by Don Daley | on Oct 23, 2013

Local 1049 is working to Save Long Island Jobs

Message from Don Daley, Business Manager: National Grid has sent a notice of intent to move good Local 1049 jobs to both Brooklyn and Syracuse.  These jobs involve the gas business unit and...