by Press and Media | on Oct 09, 2018

AFL-CIO's Trumka: Midterm Election Optimism

There are just four weeks until the midterm elections and the AFL-CIO's Rich Trumka is optimistic about Labor's chances. Find out what he said to the Wall St. Journal.

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 03, 2018

Janus Opt-Out Law in Trouble in New Jersey

Readers of UCOMM Blog already know that far-right, conservative groups have been reaching out to union members following the Janus decision to encourage them to opt-out of their union. Many unions...

by AFL-CIO | on Oct 01, 2018

AFL-CIO: Trade Deal Not Worth Celebrating

AFL-CIO Trade Policy Specialist Celeste Drake’s first take on the recently released North American Free Trade Agreement text: While there are too many details that...

by Brian Young | on Sep 28, 2018

AFL-CIO Taking a Stand Against Kavanaugh

After an intense hearing, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to recommend the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate. While Senator Mitch McConnell hopes to vote on the nomination over...

by Brian Young | on Sep 26, 2018

NYS Comptroller Candidate: My Favorite Case is Janus

With an election coming up in just a few weeks, everyone from state assembly members to the Governor are running for election. In New York, getting the union vote is an important endorsement. Not...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 18, 2018

Ladies of Labor: From the Union Hall to the House Floor

2018 has been called the “Year of the Woman.” In the wake of the Trump election and the “Me Too,” movement women have stepped up in record numbers to run for office and take...

by Brian Young | on Sep 17, 2018

AFT President Calls on Senate to Delay Kavanaugh Vote

On Friday, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, was accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford. With the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled to vote on approving...

by Press and Media | on Sep 14, 2018

Trump's Tariffs Sending the Ford Focus to China

Ford is refuting a claim by Trump that his tariffs are bringing jobs back to the United States. Read more from the AP below.

by Press and Media | on Sep 07, 2018

Op-Ed: Trump is Unfit to be President

This important editorial was written by a "Senior Trump Official" for the New York Times.  The official questions whether Trump is even fit to be President and describes an effort by...

by Daniel Hinton | on Sep 06, 2018

Teachers Fight Back

September usually means the end of summer and the start of a new school year, but like many things, that’s not exactly how it’s working out in 2018. Teachers went on strike the first...