News From: Politics

by Brian Young | on Oct 11, 2017

Using Social Media to Defeat the Con Con

On November 7th voters in New York will go to the polls to decide on whether or not to hold a Constitutional Convention. UCOMM has previously covered the dangerous implications of a convention. This...

by Brian Young | on Oct 02, 2017

Rhode Island Passes Paid Sick Leave

Rhode Island is the newest state to require employers to provide paid sick days for their employees.

by Kate Hogan | on Sep 29, 2017

Unions Release Statements on Janus

On September 28th, the Supreme Court announced that they will take up the Janus v. AFSCME case. This case concerns a union’s right to collect fair share dues from employees who chose not to be...

by Brian Young | on Sep 28, 2017

Supreme Court Set to Roll Back 80 Years of Labor Advances

The Supreme Court has announced that they will take up two cases that could set workers’ rights back by decades. The cases Janus v. AFSCME and Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis both center around...

by Kate Hogan | on Sep 27, 2017

How Job Growth has Nothing to do with Trump

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by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 26, 2017

Janus to be Decided on Sept. 28

On September 28th, the US Supreme Court will decide whether to hear one of the most important labor cases in modern history.

by Guest Post | on Sep 22, 2017

The CWA Pickup Truck Tour

At the final stop of the 2017 Midwest Pickup Tour, CWAers and CWA President Chris Shelton, Senator Bernie Sanders, and other activists and union members called on President Trump to keep his campaign...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 21, 2017

Michigan Law Revokes Your Unions' CBA

In the five years since Michigan became Right to Work, workers in the state have faced constant attacks. As many of the major cities in Michigan dealt with bankrupt city budgets following years of...

by Brian Young | on Sep 20, 2017

SEIU Leader Runs for Iowa Governor

Over the last year, Republicans in Iowa have done everything possible to weaken unions. In Congress, their Congressman Steve King has proposed a National Right to Work law and supports a repeal of...

by Guest Post | on Sep 20, 2017

Davis-Bacon Repeal Defeated (Kinda)

Below is an article from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers about Congress blocking Steve King’s (R-IA) attempt to repeal Davis-Bacon. King thought he could sneak the repeal...