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by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 13, 2020

Teachers Unions on Coronavirus: Close the Schools

With Trump declaring a national emergency around coronavirus, many local governments are deciding how best to keep people safe. At a national level, some unions are pushing for more funding to aid in...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 28, 2020

Podcast: Understanding the NFLPA Contract Battle

On this week's show we take a look at the CBA between the NFL and the NFL PA and have some audio from The Pat McAfee Show. We ask is Pat right about the union keeping quiet on the deal?...

by Guest Post | on Feb 10, 2020

Poll: Overwhelming Support for Taxing the Rich

This post was written by NYSUT. A new poll released today by unions representing workers across New York shows that an overwhelming majority of New York voters (92 percent) support new taxes on...

by Guest Post | on Oct 09, 2019

Union Professor Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) today congratulated NYSUT member M. Stanley Whittingham, a distinguished professor of chemistry and materials science at Binghamton University on winning the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 17, 2019

Union Teachers Giving Back in Kenya

How do you teach students, when basic comforts that we take for granted are not guarenteed. For students in Kenya, especially in rural areas, this is a dail reality.

by Guest Post | on Mar 04, 2019

Repeal the NYS Tax Cap

When I listen to politicians in Albany debate property taxes, I am reminded of a famous quote from T.S. Eliot, who said, “Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions....

by Guest Post | on Jan 30, 2019

Graduation Rate Rise from Public Ed Investments

New York State United Teachers today lauded the hard work of public educators across New York as the state announced that the graduation rate for students statewide has increased yet again, to 80.4...

by Brian Young | on Dec 21, 2018

Union Busters Going Door to Door

Six months after the Janus decision, public sector unions from around the country have said that a strong organizing campaign caused them lose very few members. In New York, the New York State United...

by Brian Young | on Sep 19, 2018

Organizing Victories at Schools, Amusement Parks, and Solar Installers

Across the country workers are banding together to fight for better working conditions, better pay, and better benefits. Out of the hundreds of union elections going on, UCOMM Blog is highlighting...

by Guest Post | on Aug 28, 2018

Teachers Spend $480 Out of Pocket for School Supplies

Nothing says “back to school” like fresh school supplies and a new backpack.  Thanks to a partnership between New York State United Teachers and WAMC Northeast Public Radio, 30...