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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 Brian Young | on Mar 29, 2021

Biden Announces Pick for FLRA General Counsel

For over four years, the General Counsel position at the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has been vacant. During the entire Trump presidency, he refused to appoint someone to lead the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 23, 2021

Senate Confirms Marty Walsh as Labor Secretary

Three months into his Presidency, Joe Biden has become the first President in 30 years to have all of his first choices for Cabinet picks approved. This happened after the Senate confirmed Marty...

by Brian Young | on Mar 16, 2021

AFL-CIO Pushes Senate to Approve DOL Leaders

For nearly three months, the Department of Labor has been rudderless with just acting staff in charge. The department is one of the last two to not have their Secretary confirmed by the Senate....

by AFL-CIO | on Mar 15, 2021

20 Ways the American Rescue Plan Helps Working People

The article below was written by Kenneth Quinnell for the AFL-CIO's blog.  Last week, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion bill to help fight...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 11, 2021

Are Extremists in Your Union?

Since the January 6th Capitol Insurgency, UCOMM has reported on some of the people who were involved in the attack. While some people flew there on private planes, others like Will Pepe were blue-...

by Brian Young | on Mar 10, 2021

PRO Act Passes House, Future in Senate Uncertain

After a day of speeches, late on Tuesday night, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. This transformative piece of legislation would rewrite labor...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 08, 2021

Biden Encourages Congress to Pass PRO Act

It’s game time for the PRO Act, as the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill sometime this week. The bill also got a big endorsement on Monday when President Joe Biden...

by Brian Young | on Mar 08, 2021

Senate Passes Pension Relief Plan

On Saturday, the United States Senate passed a mammoth COVID relief bill. This $1.9 trillion bill will provide a new round of $1,400 stimulus checks, extend unemployment benefits, provide billions in...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 05, 2021

Senate Rejects $15 Minimum Wage

On Friday, the Senate voted down a proposed increase of the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Seven Democrats and one Independent who caucuses with the Democrats voted against the minimum wage increase...

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