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News From: National Politics

by Guest Post | on Jun 30, 2021

Trades to Biden: Fund Child/Elder Care

This editorial was written by Fatima Goss Graves, the president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center andSean McGarvey the president of North America's Building Trades Unions, a labor...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 23, 2021

Biden Picks Union Lawyer for NLRB

Although a spot does not open on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) until the end of August, President Biden has made an early announcement that he will fill that deciding seat with a longtime...

by Press and Media | on May 25, 2021

Betting on Wage Gains

The Biden administration is hoping that employers will increase wages to bring workers back into the job market and to help stimulate the economy. Read more about this below from the AP.

by Kris LaGrange | on May 17, 2021

White House Union Task Force Holds First Meeting

In April, UCOMM reported on President Biden creating the first-ever White House Taskforce on Worker Organizing and Empowerment. The task force was created to find new ways for the White House to...

by Brian Young | on Apr 29, 2021

100 Days of Helping Workers

Thursday, April 29th marked the 100th day that Joe Biden has been President of the United States. The first 100 days have been used as a benchmark since President Franklin Roosevelt on how successful...

by Brian Young | on Apr 28, 2021

AFL-CIO Launches PRO Act Ads in Arizona

The AFL-CIO launched a major, bilingual ad campaign in Arizona this week, airing statewide television and radio ads promoting the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The advertising campaign...

by Brian Young | on Apr 26, 2021

Biden Creates Task Force to Promote Unions

When he was running for office, President Biden promised to be the most Pro-Union President ever. In his first few months in office, he has tried to live up to that by repealing anti-union executive...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 23, 2021

Unions to Dems: No PRO Act, No Money

With the PRO Act still short of the votes that are needed to pass the PRO Act, unions are ramping up the pressure on undecided Senators to get the bill passed. This includes a week of action and a...

by Guest Post | on Apr 22, 2021

Making Union Dues Tax Deductible

This story was originally written by the IBEW Media Center. Four years after the income tax deduction for union dues was ripped out of the U.S. tax code, pro-worker lawmakers are fighting to bring...

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...