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by Guest Post | on Nov 20, 2020

Congress Authorizes First-ever Labor Caucus

This post was written by Jessica Corbett at Common Dreams. Amid a flurry of new campaigns and initiatives launched in the wake of President-elect Joe Biden's victory last week, a pair of...

by Brian Young | on Nov 17, 2020

Biden to CEO's: I'm a Union Guy

Ushering in a new climate in the White House, President-elect Joe Biden met with union officials and CEO’s on Monday to discuss plans for the economy and what steps need to be taken to help...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 16, 2020

A Union Leader for Education Secretary? Yes!

Last week, UCOMM profiled the people who are being considered for the Labor Secretary position. Included in that list were labor leaders, elected officials and longtime government officials who had...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 13, 2020

Who Will Biden Pick for Secretary of Labor?

President-elect Joe Biden is moving forward with the transition from Trump to Biden. Earlier in the week, he announced that 27 labor leaders will serve on his agency review teams in addition to the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 11, 2020

Biden Adds 27 Union Leaders to Transition Team

With Joe Biden becoming the President-elect on Saturday, the process of transitioning from Trump to Biden has begun. Even without the help of Trump or the General Services Administration (GSA), Biden...

by Chris Erikson | on Nov 10, 2020

Good Things Happen to Good People

We as trade unionists should be thrilled with the outcome of this election. I want to thank from the bottom of my heart those members who showed up to do the work during this strange and...

by Brian Young | on Nov 10, 2020

The Future of the PRO Act Will Be Decided in Georgia

Although the 2020 election brought jubilation to many as President-elect Joe Biden defeated Trump, Democrats did not deliver on their plan to win back the Senate. Although they flipped two seats, one...

by Guest Post | on Nov 09, 2020

Biden: “An America that creates jobs with dignity and respect”

The following is the text of a Victory Speech given by President-elect Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware on November 7th. Hello. My fellow Americans and the people who brought me to the dance,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 09, 2020

What Happens if Trump Refuses to Leave?

On Saturday, Joe Biden declared victory and started the clock on the transition of power between Trump and Biden. Over the United State’s history, there has always been a peaceful transfer of...

by Press and Media | on Nov 05, 2020

Trump Turned His Back on the Worker

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, sat down with Yahoo Finace to discuss the 2020 election and why workers left Trump. Check out the interview below.