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Meet Merrick Garland, President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee
by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 16, 2016

Who is this old white guy?

On March 16th President Obama kicked off what is sure to be the biggest fight of his contentious Presidency by nominating Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.  As UCOMM Blog previously reported...

by Workers Indepen... | on Mar 15, 2016

Low wage workers make noise in Ohio

Homecare worker Artheta Peters wants presidential candidates to come get her vote. Artheta and other workers in the Ohio Fight For $15 movement are making sure candidates know that 2.4 million...

by AFL-CIO | on Mar 10, 2016

AFL-CIO takes on Trump

While campaigning in South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was asked about “right to work.” His response? “I like right to work. My position on right to...

by Brian Young | on Mar 09, 2016

Punished for the sins of her husband

As the clock turned from “Super Tuesday 2” to post mortem Wednesday, political pundits were shocked as Bernie Sanders delivered one of the biggest surprises in winning the Michigan...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 08, 2016

Getting in the PAC game

With labor expectedly divided in the upcoming election between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the 10 million member strong AFL-CIO has decided to stay out of the fight and prepare for the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 04, 2016

Another Stupid Idea by Congress

Since it looks like the Supreme Court will deadlock on the Friedrich’s case, Republicans in the House are once again going after federal workers’ unions.   The bills that are...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 03, 2016

Talking Union on a National platform

While much of the talk during the last few weeks of the Presidential election have been on the circus that is the Republican Primary, this week has seen Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and...

by Guest Post | on Mar 03, 2016

To the man who saved my life

In June, I wrote this in a letter to the President:"I did not vote for you. Either time. I have voted Republican for the entirety of my life. I proudly wore pins and planted banners displaying...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 01, 2016

March is Women's History Month

Yes, today is super Tuesday and you would expect the UCOMM workweek 5 pm text blog to be about the presidential primaries taking place in 12 states across the country, but let’s give credit...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 29, 2016

The bitter taste of American hate

We here at UCOMM do our very best to bring you what we think is the most productive or alarming story happening in our country with issues pertaining to working people and the organizations that...