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by Brian Young | on Dec 13, 2017

Trump's NLRB Makes it Harder to Join a Union

A new week, a new attack on labor from Trump’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In their continuing fight to make it harder to win a union election, the NLRB has voted to begin the repeal...

by Guest Post | on Oct 31, 2017

Teamsters Win $25 Million

The Regional Director for Region 9, on behalf of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), has signed a court-mediated settlement agreement among the NLRB, VIUSA, Inc. (...

by Brian Young | on May 30, 2017

Mincing Micro Unions

In their continuing effort to make it harder to organize, Senate Republican’s have introduced a bill to repeal the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision to allow so called Micro Unions...

by Guest Post | on Mar 21, 2017

Victory: Employer must pay Union back

An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled against Wisconsin metal fabrication company Metalcraft’s union busting tactics and has ordered the company to...

by Brian Young | on Feb 23, 2017

Organizing Victories across the country

Lately a lot of news coming out of UCOMM Blog has been negative.  We have been covering a National Right to Work push, a case challenging fair share fees for public employees, and the chaos...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 17, 2017

Peerless Plywood scares 'em into submission

I get frustrated when trying to explain to a Building Trades union leader why the workers at the Walmart or Home Depot they just built don't organize. It's even more frustrating when the PBA...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 10, 2017

Union Vote at Telemundo

The National Labor Relations Board recently announced their will be a union representation vote for actors employed by NBC owned Telemundo with 160,000 member strong Screen Actors Guild –...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 18, 2016

Degree's of separation

This morning in Politco’s daily e newsletter “Morning Shift” which covers labor and employment issues a story highlighted the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) blocking McDonald...

Meet Merrick Garland, President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee
by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 16, 2016

Who is this old white guy?

On March 16th President Obama kicked off what is sure to be the biggest fight of his contentious Presidency by nominating Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.  As UCOMM Blog previously reported...

by Brian Young | on Aug 13, 2015

The 'Real Teachers' for America

A recent National Labor Relations Board decision may shake up the entire Teach for America model.  After Teach for America teachers at a Detroit charter school tried to unionize, the charter...