by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 04, 2018

Alacantra Bill trumps Trump's Janus

While New York may not be able to stop the Janus case, they are taking steps to lessen the impact on local unions. As part of the recent New York State budget, the state passed a number of reforms...

by Guest Post | on Mar 28, 2018

Learn the Truth about Unions

The Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association's (BSCTA)Political Action Committee has provided some talking points that you can use when you are talking to your co-workers, friends and family...

by Guest Post | on Mar 23, 2018

The Union Pay Advantage

This week, our Political Action Committee takes a look at the union pay advantage. Spoiler alert: teachers in states that aren't Right to Work, such as New York, get paid better! Another aspect...

by Brian Young | on Mar 20, 2018

Preparing for Janus in New Jersey

New Jersey has a new Governor and the NJ AFL-CIO has a long wish of pro-worker and pro-union policies that they would like to see instituted. Two that are making their way through the legislature are...

by Guest Post | on Mar 07, 2018

Unions are Pro-Family, Destroying them Will Destroy the Family

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Feb. 26 in the case Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). If the court rules against the unions...

by Dan Levler | on Feb 28, 2018

If I were a Supreme Court Justice

I wonder what would become of our democracy if the argument presented in the Janus v. AFSCME US Supreme Court case applied to other aspects of everyday life. I imagine that we can all agree that...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 26, 2018

Protestors to Mark Janus: “Shame! Shame! Shame!”

Public Enemy number 1 today is Mark Janus. If you Google Mark Janus, a lot of UCOMM's stuff pops up, as does many stories around one of the most important US Supreme Court cases in recent history...

by Guest Post | on Feb 26, 2018

Booker: Honor Dr. King By Preserving Union Rights

In the early days of April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to join in a protest with 1,300 city sanitation workers who had gone on strike after two of their...

by Brian Young | on Feb 26, 2018

"You're basically arguing to do away with unions"

On Monday, lawyers from both sides sparred with judges over whether or not a public employee should be forced to pay for representation that he doesn’t agree with. Mark Janus, a 65 year old...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 23, 2018

Janus Rallies 2018: The End of Labor Peace as We Know It

Let’s be honest with ourselves, the Mark Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court case that is being heard on Monday will be bad news for many, not just for organized labor’s ability to collect...

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