News From: National Politics

by Press and Media | on Jan 04, 2016

Citizens United on the ballot!

LA Times. The California Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for the Legislature to place an advisory measure on the November ballot asking voters their views on campaign spending.The court had...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 19, 2015

Zadroga Act Passes Congress

After years of fighting, Congress finally got its act together and passed the Zadroga Act and extended funding for the victim relief fund.  The funding, which came as part of a budget package,...

by Guest Post | on Dec 16, 2015

215 Million Child Laborers

Drawing on his years of experience as a Department of Justice attorney, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez delivered the keynote address on Dec. 9th at the Human Rights First 2015 Summit in...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 11, 2015

Bernie, Martin and Hill get involved in union drive

Employees at WMUR, one of the most influential television stations in New Hampshire politics, voted in February to join IBEW Local 1228.  The employees are freelancers who help cover sporting...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 07, 2015

Do not let ISIS and the GOP win.

When our nation needed him most, our Commander and Chief responded to a beaten and at-times divided nation in the wake of the recent terror attacks in San Bernardo California. President Obama...

by Guest Post | on Dec 04, 2015

United Defense: We must work harder

This articile originally appeared in The Chief Leader, a NYC based print paper dedicated to public employee unions that recycle civil service job announcements. By DAN ROSENBLUM. Speaking...

by Brian Young | on Nov 23, 2015

Republi-CANT's war on working stiffs

Congressman Joe "You Lie" Wilson is trying to push a bill that would turn the National Labor Relations Board into a political circus.Under the proposed bill, the NLRB would be turned into a...

by Press and Media | on Nov 12, 2015

Court Decides Workers Right to Sue

We got this story from Cristian Farias and Dave Jamieson over at The Huffington Post.  Listen to UCOMM Radio this Sunday night on 770 WABC, where Cristian will be discussing the case and how it...

by Guest Post | on Oct 27, 2015

CWA NYC gets press with Bernie

We lifted the following story from CWA 1101.  Enjoy. Bernie Sanders pickets with Verizon workers in NYCby Aliyah Frumin, MSNBC. Oct 26, 201NEW YORK - Democratic presidential candidate...

by Brian Young | on Oct 25, 2015

New Transportation Bill Discriminates Against Drivers

Congress is at it again! After passing a highway bill in July, Congress included a change to the current law, which allows truck drivers' hair to be tested for drugs instead of their urine. ...

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