News From: Media

by Brian Young | on Sep 12, 2017

ESPN Condones Crossing the Picket Line

After the second week of the 1987 NFL season, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) went on strike. The 24-day strike led the league to hire scab players to play for three weeks before the strike ended...

by Brian Young | on Sep 06, 2017

Gallup Poll on Union Approval Explained

Last week, Gallup reported that union approval ratings hit a 14 year high of 61%. While this is great news, the validity of polls has come into question over the last few years, so UCOMM decided to...

by Brian Young | on Sep 05, 2017

Industry Insight: Social Networks and Local Unions

Over 2 Billion people log onto Facebook every day, making it the most used website on the internet. Another 328 Million people are active users on Twitter. Yet many unions have little to no presence...

by Press and Media | on Aug 24, 2017

You Can't Body-Slam Journalist

Trump supporter and Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte has pled guilty to assaulting a reporter. After he plead guilty he tried to get special treatment and not submit to fingerprints, but a judge...

by Press and Media | on Aug 23, 2017

Another Broken Promise: The Trump Coal Con

In April, UCOMM brought you a story about why market forces are killing the coal industry. This week, coal executives pleaded with Trump to take extraordinary action to protect them from these market...

by Guest Post | on Jul 17, 2017

Chicago Sun Times is Union Owned

Today, ST Acquisition Holdings, LLC, a group organized by the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) and Edwin Eisendrath, announced the finalization of its acquisition of the Wrapports, LLC properties of...

by Press and Media | on Jul 13, 2017

Unions in the USA: History Repeating

Kashana Cauley, a writer for the Daily Show and Writers Guild of America member, asks if Millennials are ready to take a lead role the union movement. 

by Guest Post | on Jun 29, 2017

Protecting Your Sources

Below are some helpful suggestions for journalists in a new digital age from Michael Dagan, former editor of Haaretz. You can download his full ebook here. Many journalists have expressed concern...

by Press and Media | on Jun 26, 2017

An unlikely big player in digital media: unions

This article by Gary Weiss originally appeared in The Columbia Journalism Review.  THE AXE FELL AT HUFFPOST the other day. The news site laid off dozens of staffers, in what has became a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 22, 2017

Labor's Buying a Paper

The word on the streets in the Windy City is that the infamous Chicago Sun-Times is looking for a new owner - and all the unions in Chicago through the Federation of Labor are putting in a bid. Other...