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 "...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 01, 2017

Unions react to Trump's B.S.

I got to be honest, I didn't watch Trump's Joint Address to Congress. I said I wasn't going to, I joined a movement of millions under the hashtag #BLACKOUTTRUMP and I did other things. In...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 07, 2017

Unions meet your demise: Yohn v. California Teachers

About one in five American Federation of Teachers (AFT) members voted for Trump in November 2016. In the larger National Education Association (NEA), which comprises more than 3 million members, one...

by Guest Post | on Feb 07, 2017

Unprecedented Public Outcry

Hundreds of educators, parents, civil rights activists, and U.S. senators assembled across from the U.S. Capitol on Monday evening to urge “just one more” senator to stand up and...

by Brian Young | on Oct 04, 2016

Chinese steel and childish behavior

During this election, Donald Trump has pushed a narrative that he is only person who can make America great again.  He talks about how he will take on China and he and his campaign staff have...

by Brian Young | on Jul 26, 2016

Setting the union tone

Last night in the city of brotherly love, the Democratic National Convention kicked off.  Many elected officials and party activists spoke about why they are voting for Hillary and why Donald...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 12, 2016

Dem candidates court union voters

With the New York Primary coming up on Tuesday, April 19th, Democrats are campaigning across the state trying to win every last vote.  NY’s high union density has meant talking union...

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