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by Brian Young | on Feb 12, 2020

Medicare for All Debate: Decided by Organized Labor

With the Iowa Caucus debacle and the first in the nation primary in New Hampshire in the books, the Presidential Primary heads to Nevada. The field seems to be split into two factions the more...

by Brian Young | on Feb 10, 2020

Congress Passes PRO Act

The Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act has passed its first hurdle as the Democratic-led House of Representatives voted to pass the bill.

by Guest Post | on Feb 06, 2020

The House Must Stand Up For Labor

The editorial below was written by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and appeared in the NY Daily News on February 6th. Support for the labor movement is the highest in nearly half a century...

by Brian Young | on Feb 05, 2020

Trump Hires Union Busters to Oversee Unions

Within the Department of Labor, there is a section that is devoted to providing oversight to labor unions. It is responsible for auditing financial disclosures and investigating officer corruption.

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 05, 2020

IBEW Endorses Joe Biden

With results slowly trickling in, it looks like former Vice President Joe Biden will finish in fourth place in the Iowa Caucus. “I’m not going to sugarcoat it. We took a gut punch in Iowa...

by Press and Media | on Jan 29, 2020

America: Sick Yet Salvageable?

If Trump wins a second term, could we see a mass exodus of liberals from the US, a possible Trexit? One writer thinks so. Check out Christopher Dale's editorial from Newsday for more.

by Brian Young | on Jan 28, 2020

Trump Bans Impeachment Talk

The impeachment hearing is top news. Cable news is covering it live and it seems to have 24-hour coverage. You can’t go on Facebook or Twitter without seeing information about it or seeing it...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 15, 2020

Trump's DOL Hires Cambridge Analytica Staffer

In the 2016 election, a data firm called Cambridge Analytica (CA) used questionably acquired data to help ensure that Trump won the election. For a refresher on CA, check out UCOMM’s series on...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 20, 2019

10 Things Trump has Done to Hurt Labor

Since Trump took office in 2017 he has been at war with organized labor. Yet even after all of his attacks on labor, union members still support him. We thought with Trump running for re-election in...

by Brian Young | on Dec 16, 2019

Democratic Candidates May Skip Debate over Labor Dispute

With just three days until the last Democratic debate of 2019, there are questions swirling about whether the debate will be able to take place. This is thanks to a labor dispute at the debate...