News From: National Politics

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 09, 2019

Trump to Federal Agencies: Restrict Unions

After months of legal wrangling, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has ordered all federal agencies to begin following Trump’s executive orders (EO) to limit union time and make it...

by Brian Young | on Oct 07, 2019

Castro's Plan to Protect Domestic Workers

Over the past few months, UCOMM has reported on the labor plans of many of the major candidates (and some who have dropped out) for President. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg all...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 07, 2019

Memo: Trump's Plan to Destroy Federal Unions

According to a new leaked memo, a senior White House labor advisor encouraged Trump to eliminate all job protections for federal workers. The memo, which was obtained by POLITICO was written in 2017...

by Brian Young | on Oct 04, 2019

Warren: Banning Right to Work

In our continuing series on the labor positions of the Democratic Presidential Candidates, we now are focusing on Elizabeth Warren. The Senator from Massachusetts has rocketed in the polls in recent...

by Labor 411 | on Oct 03, 2019

Steel Mill in Louisiana Latest Casualty of Trump Tariffs

Louisiana is the latest state to see a steel mill close due to President Donald Trump’s tariffs.

by Guest Post | on Sep 27, 2019

Congress: Pass the PRO Act Now

On Wednesday, the House Committee on Education and Labor passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 2474. The bold proposal that would restore fairness to the economy by...

by Press and Media | on Sep 26, 2019

How the Impeachment Process Works

This week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened an impeachment investigation into Trump. Find out what the process will be going forward.

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 25, 2019

The Fight between Police & Public Sector Unions

In January of 2017, eight years of pro-worker policies ended and a war on unions and working people began. Over the years, public employees have faced constant attacks at the federal and state level...

by Press and Media | on Sep 11, 2019

Under Trump More Americans Uninsured

For the first time since the Affordable Care Act began, Trump's effort to destroy Obamacare has led to the first increase in uninsured Americans. Read more below from the Associated Press.

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 10, 2019

Union Leader Weighs in on SharpieGate

Hurricane Dorian may have moved out to sea, but its effects are still being felt in Washington D.C. as “SharpieGate” continues to make headlines. The controversy started when Trump sent...