by Brian Young | on Mar 13, 2018

Teachers Threaten Strike in Kentucky Over Pension Cuts

Over the last few weeks, thousands of teachers from throughout the Bluegrass state have held daily rallies outside of the state capital in Frankfort urging elected officials to vote against Senate...

by Brian Young | on Mar 02, 2018

Teachers Strike Continues in West Virginia

Schools in West Virginia are once again closed after lawmakers in the state failed to get the votes needed to pass a new contract that would have ended the week-long strike.

by Brian Young | on Feb 22, 2018

Statewide Teachers Strike Closes all Schools in West Virginia

Teachers and students woke up on Thursday morning to a strange sight, almost every public school in West Virginia was closed. It wasn’t snowing and there wasn’t a hurricane bearing down...

by Brian Young | on Feb 09, 2018

80,000 Teachers Give Betsy DeVos an "F"

Over the past few weeks, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) have been asking their members to send in report cards for Education Secretary Betsy...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 07, 2018

Unions Kick Off Campaign Against Janus Court Case

Janus v. AFSCME is set to be heard by the Supreme Court in 19 days and public employee unions are preparing for the case. Today those unions held a press conference in Washington D.C. to discuss the...

by Brian Young | on Nov 13, 2017

"F---ing school teachers need to get real jobs"

About 200 teachers in a school district outside of Pittsburgh are walking the picket line for the third straight week after the district failed to reach a tentative agreement with the union.About 200...

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 Guest Post | on Aug 23, 2017

Please Don't Take My Dad

”Would you go?” This is the question that silences 16-year-old Jacqui, tightens her wide smile into a thin line, and provokes a low sigh. Her mother sits next to her—motionless...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 16, 2017

Public Ed Literally on the Ballot

In the country’s second biggest school district voters are going to the polls to decide the future of public education. At stake is whether the school system will continue their commitment to...

by Guest Post | on May 10, 2017

Who's Your Yoda? Teacher Appreciation Week

Our national union and our partners at Share My Lesson have teamed up with the U.S. Rebel Alliance for a worldwide online movement to recognize educators and mentors. The Star Wars-inspired "...

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