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by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 11, 2021

Are Extremists in Your Union?

Since the January 6th Capitol Insurgency, UCOMM has reported on some of the people who were involved in the attack. While some people flew there on private planes, others like Will Pepe were blue-...

by Brian Young | on Mar 10, 2021

PRO Act Passes House, Future in Senate Uncertain

After a day of speeches, late on Tuesday night, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. This transformative piece of legislation would rewrite labor...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 08, 2021

Biden Encourages Congress to Pass PRO Act

It’s game time for the PRO Act, as the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill sometime this week. The bill also got a big endorsement on Monday when President Joe Biden...

by Brian Young | on Mar 08, 2021

Senate Passes Pension Relief Plan

On Saturday, the United States Senate passed a mammoth COVID relief bill. This $1.9 trillion bill will provide a new round of $1,400 stimulus checks, extend unemployment benefits, provide billions in...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 05, 2021

Senate Rejects $15 Minimum Wage

On Friday, the Senate voted down a proposed increase of the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Seven Democrats and one Independent who caucuses with the Democrats voted against the minimum wage increase...

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...

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