by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 25, 2018

Trolling the Union Busters

Since the Janus decision, public employees across the country have been getting emails, door knocks, phone calls and direct mail from billionaire backed groups telling them to opt out of their union...

by Guest Post | on Jul 24, 2018

Janus Co-Worker: He Would Have Been Outsourced Years Ago

Yesterday, UCOMM Blog brought you the news that Mark Janus, the plaintiff in the Janus v AFSCME case had decided to leave his job working as a social worker for the state of Illinois to take a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 24, 2018

Mitchell: The Mad Man Training Trump to Destroy Unions

Once again Trump has proven that his goal is to destroy unions. The billionaire, who has said that he will sign a national right to work law and is waging an open war with federal workers and their...

by Brian Young | on Jul 23, 2018

Mark Janus Quits Job to Lower Public Employees Wages

It was just a few weeks ago that Mark Janus won the right to stop paying agency fees and to get the benefits of a collective bargaining agreement for free. The decision, Janus v AFSCME, brought right...

by Guest Post | on Jul 17, 2018

AFL-CIO Looking for a New Direction

From the NYS AFL-CIO Website:  The New York State AFL-CIO hosted a series of 10 focus groups with our Area Labor Federations/ Central Labor Councils across the state from April 2018 - June 2018...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 06, 2018

In Response to Janus, NEA Cuts Budget by $50 Million

As teachers got together this week in Minnesota for the annual meeting of the National Education Association (NEA), the country’s largest public-sector union, they met under much higher stakes...

by Joseph Romano | on Jul 03, 2018

Janus Case Isn’t Hurting Unions, It Is Making Them Stronger

The German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “Was ihn nicht umbringt, macht ihn stärker.”  Translated, it says, “What does not kill him makes him stronger.”...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 02, 2018

Janus Class Action Would Cost Unions Millions

Last week the Supreme Court ruled that charging non-members agency fees was a violation of the first amendment. While the decision will mean millions of dollars will be lost without these agency fees...

by Brian Young | on Jun 29, 2018

Trump Group Telling Teachers to Opt-Out of Their Union

Only days after the Supreme Court issued their flawed ruling in the Janus v AFSCME case, billionaire-backed groups are already contacting public sector union members and telling them to opt out of...

by Guest Post | on Jun 28, 2018

They Stole a Supreme Court Seat From Us

Yesterday morning the Supreme Court's conservative majority handed down an awful decision, siding with corporations over working families by making it harder for unions to organize nationwide....

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