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News From: National Politics


by Brian Young | on Mar 01, 2021

Biden to Amazon: Let Workforce Organize

Since workers at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer Alabama announced that they were going to vote to join RWDSU, messages of support have poured in. Unions like the NFLPA have recorded videos...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 26, 2021

Biden Signs Order Allowing Unions at Defense Department

In January of 2020, UCOMM reported on an effort by Trump to exempt certain national security jobs from federal labor law. His order gave the Secretary of Defense the power to decide who was exempt...

by Brian Young | on Feb 26, 2021

Rand Paul Introduces National Right to Work Bill

It is the beginning of a new legislative session in the Senate so that can only mean one thing, it’s time for Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to introduce a National Right to Work bill. The bill...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 24, 2021

AFL-CIO: Now is the Time to Expand Rights for All

For decades, politicians in Washington have fought over what to do about immigration. Both Presidents Bush and Obama attempted to pass comprehensive immigration bills that failed to get through...

by Brian Young | on Feb 24, 2021

APWU President Testifies Before Congress

On Wednesday, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and APWU President Mark Dimondstein testified before Congress about the failures that the Postal Service faced since DeJoy took over. They also talked...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 23, 2021

AFGE Announces Boldest Agenda Yet for Federal Workers

For the last four years, federal unions like AFGE were in a huge battle with Trump to protect basic benefits and protections. Some of the things that Trump went after included federal pensions, union...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 22, 2021

Push Out the PRO Act Toolkit

On February 4th, the PRO Act was introduced in Congress. This labor bill would be the largest change to labor law in decades and would strengthen unions and workers rights. Some of the things that...

by Brian Young | on Feb 18, 2021

Biden Meets with Labor Leaders in the White House

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris invited union leaders to the White House on Wednesday to discuss investing in infrastructure and the COVID relief bill. Included in the meeting...

by Brian Young | on Feb 16, 2021

20 Things Biden Has Done to Help Unions

Nearly a month into his Presidency, President Joe Biden has already taken some big actions to help working people. Some of them have gotten a lot of attention while others have been done quietly....

by Brian Young | on Feb 10, 2021

Deputy Labor Secretary Fought Slave Labor

During the process to select a new Labor Secretary, President Biden was given a plethora of good choices, including former union Presidents, organizers for the AFL-CIO, and people who had run state...

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