by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 09, 2018

The Cost of Trump's Janus

In just a few weeks, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case challenging fair share fees. With the case expected to be decided by June, The Empire Center has decided to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 22, 2017

Changing the Narrative on Christmas Break

It’s been a long year and we need a break. What’s dangerous about resting is that while we fatten up on shortbread cookies and holiday cocktails, the bad guys don’t stop being bad....

by Brian Young | on Dec 07, 2017

Trump Delivers Court Brief to Defund Public Sector Unions

With Janus v AFSCME expected to be heard in January or February of 2018, officials on both sides are issuing briefs in support or opposition to the case. Called an amicus or friend of the court brief...

by Joseph Romano | on Dec 04, 2017

Janus v. AFSCME Looms as the next Battle for Teacher Unions

In March of 2016, the United States Supreme Court rendered a split 4-4 ruling in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.  The plaintiff, in that case, was asking the court to find that...

by Joseph Romano | on Nov 30, 2017

What If Janus Didn’t Matter?

If you read UCOMM Blog or follow the news, you know that in recent years attacks against public education and organized labor have come at a fast and furious pace.   On Election Day, we...

by Press and Media | on Nov 02, 2017

Organize or Die

UCOMM has recently reported on efforts by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) to re-organize their members against the threat of...

by Kate Hogan | on Oct 26, 2017

AFL-CIO Maps Out Labor's Future

This week, the AFL-CIO met in St. Louis for their 2017 convention. Along with re-electing their governing board, the delegates passed a number of resolutions. These resolutions will govern the issues...

by Guest Post | on Oct 16, 2017

Saving Your Union

Over the last few months, UCOMM has been reporting about the dangers of a court case named Janus v. AFSCME. This case would bring Right-to-Work for public employees to every state. With that prospect...

by Press and Media | on Oct 03, 2017

Arbitration vs. Class Action

Last week, UCOMM reported on some labor cases the Supreme Court will hear this year that could set back the labor movement. Yesterday the first of those cases was argued.

by Kate Hogan | on Sep 29, 2017

Unions Release Statements on Janus

On September 28th, the Supreme Court announced that they will take up the Janus v. AFSCME case. This case concerns a union’s right to collect fair share dues from employees who chose not to be...