News From: National Politics

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 22, 2020

Family of Tom Petty Demands Trump Stop Playing His Music

On Saturday, Trump headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma for a sparsely attended rally. Speaking to an arena that was 2/3rds empty, Trump’s team played Tom Petty’s hit “I Won’t Back Down...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 16, 2020

The 20 Targets of the HEREOS Act

The HEROES Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation before the Senate currently. The bill would provide much-needed support to the states and would help prevent tens of thousands of...

by Brian Young | on Jun 15, 2020

Supreme Court Grants Workplace Rights to LGBTQ Workers

The Supreme Court has issued a historic workplace discrimination ruling that will extend protections to millions of LGBTQ workers. In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that Title VII of the Civil...

by Guest Post | on Jun 12, 2020

Saunders: Police Contracts Don't Shield Brutality

This editorial was written by Lee Saunders and first appeared in USA Today. As an African American man who lived through the 1960s and now has two sons and three very young grandsons, the specter...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 10, 2020

Historic Call to Remove Defense Secretary from AFL-CIO

The AFL-CIO is expected to take up and pass a resolution on Tuesday that would call on Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to resign over their participation in the...

by Brian Young | on Jun 05, 2020

Republicans Call on Unions to Stop Collecting Dues

Some of the biggest unions in the country are receiving letters from Republican House members questioning them about dues collection. The letters are being sent by Republican Workforce Leaders on the...

by Guest Post | on Jun 04, 2020

Veterans Group Call on Esper and Joint Chiefs to Resign

This post was written by Common Dream. The AFL-CIO's Union Veterans Council has publicly called for the resignation of both U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint...

by Brian Young | on Jun 01, 2020

Trump's VA Kicks Out 244 Union Officers

Back in November UCOMM Blog reported that unions at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) received eviction notices. These notices were ordered by Trump as part of his anti-union Executive Orders...

by AFL-CIO | on May 27, 2020

AFL-CIO Endorses Joe Biden

The General Board of the 12.5 million-member, 55 union AFL-CIO voted today to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States. Over the past year, working people have engaged in a comprehensive...

by Brian Young | on May 26, 2020

Trump Makes Massive Cuts to Federal Regulations

Last week Trump signed Executive Order -13924, which would cut regulations that “impede economic recovery.” The move is part of a decades-long push by conservatives to drastically change...

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