News From: Politics

by Press and Media | on Nov 02, 2018

Losses Due to Janus are Low

Politico is reporting that Teacher's Unions around the country are saying that not only are they not losing members from Janus, but teachers are fired up and helping out more on this year's...

by Brian Young | on Oct 31, 2018

O'Malley Stumps for Labor Candidates

Governor Martin O’Malley came to Long Island New York today to stump for three labor candidates. Liuba Grechen Shirley, who is running to unseat Congressman Peter King, State Senator John...

by Press and Media | on Oct 30, 2018

A Union Lockout Could Decide Control of the Senate

Every day we hear how close the midterm elections will be. Control of the United States Senate is expected to come to down to just a few seats. One of those seats is in Montana where a group of...

by Brian Young | on Oct 26, 2018

How Trump's Economic Policies are Hurting Workers

Over the Summer, Trump began issuing a number of trade tariffs against China. While some unions applauded the move as it would prevent lower cost products from flooding the market, other union...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 17, 2018

Governor Cuomo Calls for a Total Boycott of NY1

If you live in the Empire State and you even loosely follow politics, you know that Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio don't get along. The union workforce at...

by AFL-CIO | on Oct 15, 2018

Working People Need Answers on Latest Trade Deal

It seems every talking head in Washington has been in a frenzy recently, rushing to either glorify or condemn the new North American Free Trade Agreement, known as the United States...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 10, 2018

How We Can Defeat Kavanaugh and Trump’s National Right to Work Law

Most of the media centered around Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh has been concentrated on sexual assault allegations, alcoholism and being unfit to serve as a justice on the...

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...

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