News From: National Politics

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 15, 2016

O'Malley: An American Worker's Bill Of Rights

UCOMM received this press release from the O'Malley for President campaign, a fresh look for our readers review, enjoy...Governor Martin O'Malley proposed a bill of rights for American...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 13, 2016

BAM’s Final Stand

Last night, President Obama delivered his 8th and final State of the Union Address.  In the speech, the President promised a shorter speech that was lighter on policy requests than usual. ...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 11, 2016

Column: Many issues facing organized labor in 2016

There is a lot at stake in the coming year for organized labor.Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA) will go before the U.S. Supreme Court in January with a decision expected in the...

by Brian Young | on Jan 11, 2016

Mouthing off about Becky Friedrichs

All across the United States, labor organizations are sounding off on the first day of the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguemtns on...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 06, 2016

Trumka warns of Trump, are we listening?

AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka has a message for Donald Trump - stop dividing working people along racial and religious lines. Trumka is urging working people not to listen to this divisive talk....

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...

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