News From: Law

by Guest Post | on Jul 24, 2019

The AFT Sues Betsy DeVos

The AFT brought the student debt crisis to court Thursday, filing a lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education for gross mismanagement and out-and-out sabotage of...

by Brian Young | on Jul 12, 2019

Trump's Labor Guy is Out

On Friday, embattled Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned. At a press conference announcing his resignation, Trump called Acosta "a great Labor secretary not a good one" and "a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 27, 2018

Trump's Janus is Not the End, it's the Beginning

  We have been preparing for this day since November 9, 2016.   Teachers who are far removed from the process of why they enjoy a nice quality of life are having a blast on their...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 17, 2018

The NLRB Is Going to Suck Until 2020

After eight years of a labor-friendly National Labor Relations Board, the balance of power on the board is set to change with the appointment of business lawyer John Ring.

by Press and Media | on Jan 11, 2018

NYC PBA: Premature Release of Body Cams Violates Due Process

The NYPD has filed a lawsuit to stop the release of body cam video.

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 31, 2017

Dividing Police and the Communities they Serve

This story dates back to July 2016 following a sit down between President Obama and law enforcement leaders after a rash of police shootings. It's important to note that this letter received...

by Guest Post | on Aug 30, 2017

Teamsters Rally Against Deportation

Unions, advocates for the immigrant community, and elected officials are demanding the release of Eber Garcia Vasquez, a private sanitation worker and a long-time member of the Teamsters union....

by Rachel Cossio | on May 31, 2017

UCOMM Ed: Franchise Agreements

The definition of a franchise differs from state to state, but as outlined by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a franchise is a method for expanding a business and distributing goods and services...

by Rachel Cossio | on May 19, 2017

UCOMM Ed: Concerted Activity

“Concerted activity” is the ability for employees to discuss work-related issues among co-workers and act upon those issues without the fear of being penalized by an employer. Under...

Nassau COBA President Brian Sullivan speaks at Albany Press Conference
by Brian Sullivan | on May 12, 2017

Making it Safer to be a CO

I was very proud to represent Nassau County Correction Officers at a Press Conference on May 9th, 2017 conducted by the NYS Senate Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) in the NYS Capitol...