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by Brian Young | on Dec 12, 2017

Prevailing Wage on the Ballot in Michigan

Unions in Michigan, inspired by Missouri unions’ fight against Right to Work, are banding together to protect prevailing wage in the state by bringing the issue to the voters in November.

by Brian Young | on Dec 07, 2017

Trump Delivers Court Brief to Defund Public Sector Unions

With Janus v AFSCME expected to be heard in January or February of 2018, officials on both sides are issuing briefs in support or opposition to the case. Called an amicus or friend of the court brief...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 01, 2017

When will Trump's Victims Speak Up?

The Electoral College, ignoring the popular vote, put a sexual predator in the White House. An Access Hollywood tape revealed Trump literally saying, "I just grab them by the pussy." That...

by Guest Post | on Nov 30, 2017

Fighting Paycheck Deception in PA

Extremists in the State House could pass anti-worker, Paycheck "Protection" legislation NEXT WEEK. Before Thanksgiving, the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee passed TWO anti-...

by Joseph Romano | on Nov 30, 2017

What If Janus Didn’t Matter?

If you read UCOMM Blog or follow the news, you know that in recent years attacks against public education and organized labor have come at a fast and furious pace.   On Election Day, we...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 28, 2017

Another Union Re-certification Bill

Back in June, UCOMM let our readers know about a plan that House Republicans were hatching called the Employees Right’s Act. This act was a wish list of proposals that would weaken labor unions...

by Michael Gendron | on Nov 27, 2017

Tax Proposals Put a Bull's-eye on NY

Below is a Letter to the Editor that CWA 1108's Executive Vice President Michael Gendron submitted to Newsday. It was published in the November 27th edition.

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 20, 2017

McGarvey’s Apprenticeship Support is a Fool's Errand

Since the campaign, Trump has talked up the idea of expanding Apprentice Programs as an avenue for job growth and higher wages. This push, along with his promises of major infrastructure spending,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 17, 2017

The Gender-lash of 2017

Let’s be honest with ourselves, it’s got to be a tough time being a self-respecting woman living in today’s ‘Merica. The electoral college ignored the popular vote and...

by Brian Young | on Nov 15, 2017

Trump's Job Killing Tax Plan is Awful

The Trump tax plan has been all over the news recently, as Trump tries to win his first major legislative fight before the 2018 midterm elections. While much has been discussed about important tax...