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by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 05, 2021

PRO Act Day of Action Thursday

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is perhaps the most important piece of labor legislation since the 1940s. The PRO Act would reshape labor law to equal out the playing field, make it...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 31, 2021

New Hampshire Right to Work Bill Passes Committee

After defeating right to work in Colorado and Montana, New Hampshire’s right to work bill took another step forward last week. The bill SB-61, which has already passed the State Senate, made it...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 29, 2021

Andrew Yang Goes After Teachers Union

After a failed bid to become President of the United States, Andrew Yang has set his sights on becoming Mayor of New York City. While Yang has no experience running a government, he believes that his...

by Brian Young | on Mar 29, 2021

Biden Announces Pick for FLRA General Counsel

For over four years, the General Counsel position at the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has been vacant. During the entire Trump presidency, he refused to appoint someone to lead the...

by Brian Young | on Mar 26, 2021

Georgia Voting Bill Makes it Illegal to Hand Out Water

Just a few months ago, voters in Georgia headed to the polls to deliver the state for President Joe Biden and in January elected two Democrats to the United States Senate. Those two Senators allowed...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 23, 2021

Senate Confirms Marty Walsh as Labor Secretary

Three months into his Presidency, Joe Biden has become the first President in 30 years to have all of his first choices for Cabinet picks approved. This happened after the Senate confirmed Marty...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 17, 2021

No Collective Bargaining for Public Employees

Legislation to prevent some public employees from bargaining is being considered in the Arkansas House this week. The bill would prevent union workers at state agencies, colleges, and public...

by Brian Young | on Mar 16, 2021

AFL-CIO Pushes Senate to Approve DOL Leaders

For nearly three months, the Department of Labor has been rudderless with just acting staff in charge. The department is one of the last two to not have their Secretary confirmed by the Senate....

by AFL-CIO | on Mar 15, 2021

20 Ways the American Rescue Plan Helps Working People

The article below was written by Kenneth Quinnell for the AFL-CIO's blog.  Last week, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion bill to help fight...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 11, 2021

Are Extremists in Your Union?

Since the January 6th Capitol Insurgency, UCOMM has reported on some of the people who were involved in the attack. While some people flew there on private planes, others like Will Pepe were blue-...

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