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by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 23, 2021

Unions to Dems: No PRO Act, No Money

With the PRO Act still short of the votes that are needed to pass the PRO Act, unions are ramping up the pressure on undecided Senators to get the bill passed. This includes a week of action and a...

by Guest Post | on Apr 22, 2021

Making Union Dues Tax Deductible

This story was originally written by the IBEW Media Center. Four years after the income tax deduction for union dues was ripped out of the U.S. tax code, pro-worker lawmakers are fighting to bring...

by Brian Young | on Apr 21, 2021

Mineworkers Union Supports Biden's Green Energy Plan

One of the biggest impediments to President Biden’s climate plan has done a 180 and is now supporting the plan. The United Mineworkers of America (UMWA) announced this week that they support...

by Press and Media | on Apr 20, 2021

Boycott Home Depot over Georgia Voting Bill

Religious leaders in Georgia are calling for a boycott of Home Depot to punish Georgia lawmakers who passed one of the most restrictive voting laws in the country. Find out more about the boycott...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 19, 2021

Senator Manchin Announces Support for PRO Act

On Friday, UCOMM reported on Maine Senator Angus King signing on to support the PRO Act. Just days later, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has announced that he will become the 47th Senator to sign on to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 16, 2021

Angus King Signs on to Support PRO Act

To pass the PRO Act Democrats must get all 50 of their Senators on board with the bill. That effort made some progress as Senator Angus King, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, signed on...

by Brian Young | on Apr 12, 2021

Biden wants Billions more for Department of Labor

After four years of constant attacks, the Department of Labor (DOL) is hoping to be in a good position for the next fiscal year after President Biden proposed spending $14.2 billion on the Department...

by Guest Post | on Apr 06, 2021

Don't Downplay the Rioters Violence

This editorial was written by Cathy Young. It has been four months since a crowd of Donald Trump supporters invaded Capitol Hill while a joint session of Congress was counting the Electoral...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 05, 2021

PRO Act Day of Action Thursday

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is perhaps the most important piece of labor legislation since the 1940s. The PRO Act would reshape labor law to equal out the playing field, make it...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 31, 2021

New Hampshire Right to Work Bill Passes Committee

After defeating right to work in Colorado and Montana, New Hampshire’s right to work bill took another step forward last week. The bill SB-61, which has already passed the State Senate, made it...

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