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by Brian Young | on Apr 21, 2021

Mineworkers Union Supports Biden's Green Energy Plan

One of the biggest impediments to President Biden’s climate plan has done a 180 and is now supporting the plan. The United Mineworkers of America (UMWA) announced this week that they support...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 19, 2021

Senator Manchin Announces Support for PRO Act

On Friday, UCOMM reported on Maine Senator Angus King signing on to support the PRO Act. Just days later, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has announced that he will become the 47th Senator to sign on to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 16, 2021

Angus King Signs on to Support PRO Act

To pass the PRO Act Democrats must get all 50 of their Senators on board with the bill. That effort made some progress as Senator Angus King, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, signed on...

by Brian Young | on Apr 12, 2021

Biden wants Billions more for Department of Labor

After four years of constant attacks, the Department of Labor (DOL) is hoping to be in a good position for the next fiscal year after President Biden proposed spending $14.2 billion on the Department...

by Guest Post | on Apr 06, 2021

Don't Downplay the Rioters Violence

This editorial was written by Cathy Young. It has been four months since a crowd of Donald Trump supporters invaded Capitol Hill while a joint session of Congress was counting the Electoral...

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...

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