News From: National Politics

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...

by Brian Young | on Nov 09, 2017

PATCO Strikebreaker is Trump's NLRB Pick

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a new general counsel after the Senate approved Peter Robb yesterday. The party line vote put the management side lawyer in charge of which cases the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 01, 2017

Better Deal Introduced by Dems

Today, Senate Democrats have added to their “Better Deal” platform a series of pro-labor reforms aimed at strengthening the collective bargaining and the rights of workers.

by Press and Media | on Oct 27, 2017

Dems must declare Class Warfare to Win

Yahoo takes a look at whether the cure for Democrats is to drop identity politics and fight a class war.

by Brian Young | on Oct 25, 2017

Increasing Taxes on your Retirement Savings

After months of promising tax reform, details of Trump and his fellow Republicans tax reform bill has begun to leak out. As these details have emerged, officials on both sides of the debate have...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 17, 2017

Trump puts ABC on Training Task Force

On Monday, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced that Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) CEO Mike Bellaman had been appointed to Trump’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion for...