News From: Koch brothers

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 07, 2017

Right-Wing Alliance Aims Mortal Blow at Unions

With Trump in the White House and states across the country trying to pass Right to Work laws, the Koch Brothers are foaming at the mouth to deal a “mortal blow” to organized labor. In an...

by Guest Post | on Aug 10, 2017

Strike Against Evil

The Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW) Local 5 and Georgia Pacific (GP), wholly owned by Koch Industries, have been in contract negotiations for over 3 years, as the labor...

by Brian Young | on Nov 07, 2016

Beware of the Club for Growth

While the Presidential Election has taken up most of the attention this year, the fight for the control of the Senate will also be decided on Tuesday.   In Pennsylvania, a heated Senate...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 02, 2016

Thanks for everything Mr. McPeak

This week kicks off Teacher Appreciation week, the time when we get to thank those educators who inspire our children, nurture their love of learning and lead them on their future path. While these...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 24, 2016

Koch pushes decerts in Kansas

Throughout the country, labor unions have been coming under attack from big money interests like the Koch Brothers.  UCOMM Blog has reported on stories in Missouri, Kentucky and West Virginia in...

by Press and Media | on Mar 21, 2016

Employers Pressure Employees on Politics

We already knew the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision eliminated restrictions on employers who want to lobby their workforce to support a particular candidate. Now, new evidence suggests...

by John Durso | on Feb 19, 2016

Corporate interests commit class warfare

Columnist Cathy Young is right when she identifies the middle class struggle to stay afloat economically as a pressing issue [“The value of Bernie Sanders in 2016,” Opinion, Feb. 4]....

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 01, 2015

Attack on Workers in Kentucky

This year’s elections will decide whether the last union friendly state in the South becomes Right to work.  In a hotly contested Governor’s race, both sides are pouring money into...

by Brian Young | on Sep 04, 2015

Know Your Enemy

Ever hear that song by Rage Against the Machine titled Know Your Enemy, well I guess we need to hear the message instead of just listening to the song. While support for organized labor is...

by Brian Young | on Jun 17, 2015

Let the Money Games Begin

The 2016 presidential race is already underway, and along with that comes another race: the so-called wealthy donors primary.Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, whose net worth of $31.4...