by AFL-CIO | on Nov 08, 2017

Labor Wins in 2017 Elections

Last night there were many labor victories including Boston Mayor and former head of the Boston Building Trades Marty Walsh getting reelected, New York rejecting a Constitutional Convention and...

by Brian Young | on Nov 06, 2017

Labor on the NJ Ballot

Voters in New Jersey are heading to the polls tomorrow to elect a new Governor. Also on the ballot will be every state senator and assembly member. Thanks to a robust recruitment program from the New...

by Brian Young | on Oct 30, 2017

Iowa Unions Overwhelmingly Vote to Stay Union

In the biggest blow to Iowa’s new collective bargaining laws, a stunning 88% of Iowa public employees voted to recertify their unions. This vote, the second and largest in the state, occurred...

by Brian Young | on Oct 26, 2017

Right to Work to be Illegal in Illinois

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by Kate Hogan | on Oct 24, 2017

Protecting Models from Sexual Harassment

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by Brian Young | on Oct 18, 2017

NYSUT Sues to Protect Strong Teaching Standards

Across the nation, charter schools are trying to undercut our education system. Under the guise of school choice, they seek to take public funds away from local district schools and break teachers...

by Brian Young | on Oct 11, 2017

Using Social Media to Defeat the Con Con

On November 7th voters in New York will go to the polls to decide on whether or not to hold a Constitutional Convention. UCOMM has previously covered the dangerous implications of a convention. This...

by Brian Young | on Oct 02, 2017

Rhode Island Passes Paid Sick Leave

Rhode Island is the newest state to require employers to provide paid sick days for their employees.

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 21, 2017

Michigan Law Revokes Your Unions' CBA

In the five years since Michigan became Right to Work, workers in the state have faced constant attacks. As many of the major cities in Michigan dealt with bankrupt city budgets following years of...

by Brian Young | on Sep 20, 2017

SEIU Leader Runs for Iowa Governor

Over the last year, Republicans in Iowa have done everything possible to weaken unions. In Congress, their Congressman Steve King has proposed a National Right to Work law and supports a repeal of...