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by Brian Young | on Feb 24, 2016

WTF is he proud of

After Tuesday, February 23rd’s Nevada Caucus, Donald Trump is now the front runner to win the Republican nomination for President.  With 45.9% of the vote Trump won his biggest victory to...

by John Durso | on Feb 19, 2016

Corporate interests commit class warfare

Columnist Cathy Young is right when she identifies the middle class struggle to stay afloat economically as a pressing issue [“The value of Bernie Sanders in 2016,” Opinion, Feb. 4]....

by Workers Indepen... | on Feb 16, 2016

No Raise for 6 years

The American Federation of Government Employees is urging Congress to approve the "Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act".AFGE President David Cox Sr. says the 5.3% pay raise in that...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 15, 2016

While they mourn Scalia, labor needs to step it up

When it happened and the news broke, we at UCOMM asked ourselves if organized labor was granted a gift from God? Do we gloat? Is chatting this up too quickly depict poor taste? After 24 hours, every...

by Press and Media | on Feb 10, 2016

SCOTUS tells POTUS not so fast

WASHINGTON — In a major setback for President Obama’s climate change agenda, the Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the administration’s effort to combat global warming by...

by Brian Young | on Feb 10, 2016

The New Hampshire Zoo

The results are in and sadly hate, intolerance and bigotry won on the Republican side. Circus clown Donald Trump came out big, mobilizing racist and stupid people to the polls to earn 35% of the GOP...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 09, 2016

Save your job, say no to TPP

Across the country every union from almost every industry is urging their members to submit comments to the International Trade Representative to oppose a trade deal that would send thousands of good...

Solidarity in the Fight Against Friedrichs
by AFL-CIO | on Feb 03, 2016

Trades lend Teachers support in the Garden State

Realizing that the Friedrichs case is no more than a special interest attack on all workers’ rights, Building Trades leaders called for solidarity in the face of the latest threat to our...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 28, 2016

Eleven point one Bargain as one!

Some of you may have heard of Jobs with Justice, today they tweeted out a report from  Cherrie Bucknor from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, which promotes democratic debate on...

by Press and Media | on Jan 28, 2016

It’s time to take a serious look at Martin O’Malley

Well, somebody has to do it. Somebody has to write about Martin O’Malley. He’s a serious person, with serious things to say, and it’s a travesty that he hasn’t gotten more...