News From: Politics

by AFL-CIO | on Mar 17, 2017

Trump's Budget is Awful

 AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s proposed budget:  “Working people in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan...

by birchy82 | on Mar 15, 2017

The Racist origins of Right to Work

With Right to Work Laws popping up all over the country, even in the very pro-union Northeast, we decided to take a look at the racist origins of these laws.  Right to Work is being pushed...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 13, 2017

Judge Gorsuch will take unions out

The balance of power on the Supreme Court will be decided in the coming weeks when nomination hearings for Trump’s nominee Neil Gorsuch occur. Conservative Gorsuch, will be the deciding vote on...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 10, 2017

How you'll lose coverage with Trumpcare & HR 1313

There is this bill that is getting very little publicity. It was passed and approved by a Congressional House Committee on Wednesday that would allow your employer to genetically test you to...

by Guest Post | on Mar 10, 2017

Monday Movement to Oppose Gorsuch

An interesting email from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)...   In my work as a security officer, I protect what’s important to me and my community on a daily basis....

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 09, 2017

New Acosta Website is Troubling

Politico informed us this morning via their Morning Shift email that hearings have been set for Trump’s pick for US Secretary of Labor, Alex Acosta. The Senate HELP Committee scheduled the...

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 Brian Young | on Feb 28, 2017

Jim Crow DeVos

Monday evening, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released a statement praising Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as the pioneers of school choice.  Following the statement...

by Joseph Romano | on Feb 24, 2017

Privatizing Public Ed

The nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education has caused considerable anxiety amongst supporters of public education. This anxiety is due in no small part to Mrs. DeVos' record of...

by birchy82 | on Feb 23, 2017

Support for Acosta grows

Last week, UCOMM Blog reported on Trump’s new selection to lead the Department of Labor, Alexander Acosta. In that article, we let our readers know about some of the controversy surrounding...

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