News From: Politics

by Press and Media | on Apr 14, 2017

Trump Owes Paint Store $315k

The failure of Trump to pay his contractors and vendors, both union and non, is well documented.  As UCOMM has repeatidly reported, he has a long history of refusing to pay or paying pennies on...

by Brian Young | on Apr 11, 2017

Mommy, can I join the union?

Texas has never been the most union friendly state, but a new proposed law may just be overkill. Minors in Texas may soon need to get parental consent to join a union after the bill passed the State...

by Richard Iannuzzi | on Apr 07, 2017

When Jose Doesn't Come to School

In any other year, if Jose wasn’t in my classroom in the morning I wouldn’t be alarmed. It isn’t unusual for a boy of 12 to be called to the fields to work beside his parents when...

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 04, 2017

The Paycheck Fairness Act

Today is Equal Pay Day, but rather than being a day to celebrate, it is a reminder of the continued work that is needed to reduce the wage gap between men and women in our country. Congressman Donald...

by Brian Young | on Mar 31, 2017

The Jackson Lewis PAC

When a company is facing a union organizing drive, there is one company that they call to break the union, Jackson Lewis.  For decades, they have been brought in to break union drives for some...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 30, 2017

The trotting dog gets the bone

Politicians are a pain in the ass; especially ambitious ones who let populism influence their ego.  If you're in the union movement, sometimes elected officials can be extremely helpful. It...

by Press and Media | on Mar 29, 2017

Gov. Justice does Justice

2017 has not been a good year for beating back Right to Work (for Less) bills at the state level.  Just this year two states, Kentucky and Missouri have both passed bills to make their states...

by Press and Media | on Mar 28, 2017

Trump cuts out his base

Knock, Knock. Who's There? Aren't ya. Aren't ya who? Aren't you glad you voted for Trump.  smh

by Workers Indepen... | on Mar 27, 2017

Trumpcare was a joke

With Trumpcare defeated, nurses say it's time to go for real single payer universal Medicare for all style health care because even with the Affordable Care Act still in place there are still...

by Press and Media | on Mar 24, 2017

AFL-CIO: Stand Strong Against Gorsuch

This week, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch got the Senate confirmation hearing that Merrick Garland never got.  Many in the labor movement were worried about previous pro-employer decisions...