News From: Politics

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 15, 2020

Trump's DOL Hires Cambridge Analytica Staffer

In the 2016 election, a data firm called Cambridge Analytica (CA) used questionably acquired data to help ensure that Trump won the election. For a refresher on CA, check out UCOMM’s series on...

by Brian Young | on Jan 14, 2020

Colorado Governor Support Bargaining Rights for Public Employees

A major victory for public employees may be on the horizon for workers in Colorado.

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 13, 2020

West Virginia High Court Hears Right to Work Case

Repealing Right to Work will get it’s final day in court this week in West Virginia. The long-running case, Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General v. WV AFL-CIO and others., seeks to overturn the...

by Brian Young | on Jan 10, 2020

PRO Act Finally Gets a Vote

After months of debate the PRO Act is finally getting a vote in Congress. Leaders in Congress are promising a vote on the bill before President’s Day (February 17th).

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 20, 2019

10 Things Trump has Done to Hurt Labor

Since Trump took office in 2017 he has been at war with organized labor. Yet even after all of his attacks on labor, union members still support him. We thought with Trump running for re-election in...

by Brian Young | on Dec 16, 2019

Democratic Candidates May Skip Debate over Labor Dispute

With just three days until the last Democratic debate of 2019, there are questions swirling about whether the debate will be able to take place. This is thanks to a labor dispute at the debate...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 10, 2019

AFL-CIO Announces Support for USMCA Trade Deal

For three years Trump has been attempting to negotiate the USMCA, a trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It now appears that a deal has been reached by Congressional...

by Brian Young | on Dec 09, 2019

Biden: "Send the Union-Busters to Prison!"

Employers spend hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars a year to stop union organizing campaigns. Readers of UCOMM Blog know that in just the past few weeks employees at Bright Power Solar...

by Brian Young | on Dec 06, 2019

Sanders and Warren: Repeal VA Right to Work

After a strong union-backed effort in 2019 Democrats took control of all branches of the Virginia state government. As UCOMM previously reported Democrats had promised to repeal the state’s...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 02, 2019

O'Malley Confronts Trump Official Over Child Separation

Bars across the country were packed on Wednesday as revelers met up with old friends and threw back a few drinks to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday. At The Dubliner in Washington DC, the bar was...