News From: Politics

by Guest Post | on Oct 21, 2019

Right to Work Repeal at Stake In Virginia

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department. With every vote counted in 2017, pro-worker lawmakers in Virginia were one botched ballot away from shared control of the House of Delegates.

by Guest Post | on Oct 16, 2019

Push to Pass the Pro Act

Below is the text and the link to an email from the CWA. They are pushing the PRO Act. In their write up below they explain what the PRO Act is and what it would do to help working people. Many...

by Guest Post | on Oct 14, 2019

UFCW Host's Presidential Forum

On Sunday, October 13th, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) held a Presidential Forum in Iowa. The event allows UFCW members’ to ask questions about their plans for...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 09, 2019

Trump to Federal Agencies: Restrict Unions

After months of legal wrangling, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has ordered all federal agencies to begin following Trump’s executive orders (EO) to limit union time and make it...

by Brian Young | on Oct 07, 2019

Castro's Plan to Protect Domestic Workers

Over the past few months, UCOMM has reported on the labor plans of many of the major candidates (and some who have dropped out) for President. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg all...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 07, 2019

Memo: Trump's Plan to Destroy Federal Unions

According to a new leaked memo, a senior White House labor advisor encouraged Trump to eliminate all job protections for federal workers. The memo, which was obtained by POLITICO was written in 2017...

by Brian Young | on Oct 04, 2019

Warren: Banning Right to Work

In our continuing series on the labor positions of the Democratic Presidential Candidates, we now are focusing on Elizabeth Warren. The Senator from Massachusetts has rocketed in the polls in recent...

by Labor 411 | on Oct 03, 2019

Steel Mill in Louisiana Latest Casualty of Trump Tariffs

Louisiana is the latest state to see a steel mill close due to President Donald Trump’s tariffs.

by Guest Post | on Sep 27, 2019

Congress: Pass the PRO Act Now

On Wednesday, the House Committee on Education and Labor passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 2474. The bold proposal that would restore fairness to the economy by...

by Press and Media | on Sep 26, 2019

How the Impeachment Process Works

This week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened an impeachment investigation into Trump. Find out what the process will be going forward.