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News From: National Politics


by Guest Post | on Dec 01, 2020

Four Reasons Why Biden Shouldn't Pardon Trump

This editorial first appeared on Daily Camera. Gerald Ford was right. It was years before I understood that. I was 17 years old on the day in 1974 when the 38th president pardoned the 37th,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 30, 2020

Meet the Georgia Senate Candidates

Georgia has turned into the last battlefield in the fight to control the Senate. The state has a special runoff rule where if a candidate does not get 50% of the vote on Election Day, a runoff is...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 27, 2020

UCOMM PAC: A Game Changer

How strong is this Blue Wall and what exactly is it? This metaphor labels traditional blue states with high union-density that deliver the necessary electoral college votes for the Democratic...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 25, 2020

3 Major Unions Back Marcia Fudge to Lead USDA

Over the past few weeks, unions have been lobbying President-elect Joe Biden on a number of worker-friendly picks for his Cabinet. UCOMM has previously covered their efforts to get a friendly person...

by Guest Post | on Nov 20, 2020

Congress Authorizes First-ever Labor Caucus

This post was written by Jessica Corbett at Common Dreams. Amid a flurry of new campaigns and initiatives launched in the wake of President-elect Joe Biden's victory last week, a pair of...

by Brian Young | on Nov 17, 2020

Biden to CEO's: I'm a Union Guy

Ushering in a new climate in the White House, President-elect Joe Biden met with union officials and CEO’s on Monday to discuss plans for the economy and what steps need to be taken to help...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 16, 2020

A Union Leader for Education Secretary? Yes!

Last week, UCOMM profiled the people who are being considered for the Labor Secretary position. Included in that list were labor leaders, elected officials and longtime government officials who had...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 13, 2020

Who Will Biden Pick for Secretary of Labor?

President-elect Joe Biden is moving forward with the transition from Trump to Biden. Earlier in the week, he announced that 27 labor leaders will serve on his agency review teams in addition to the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 11, 2020

Biden Adds 27 Union Leaders to Transition Team

With Joe Biden becoming the President-elect on Saturday, the process of transitioning from Trump to Biden has begun. Even without the help of Trump or the General Services Administration (GSA), Biden...

by Chris Erikson | on Nov 10, 2020

Good Things Happen to Good People

We as trade unionists should be thrilled with the outcome of this election. I want to thank from the bottom of my heart those members who showed up to do the work during this strange and...

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