News From: Politics

by Press and Media | on Jun 13, 2019

Protesting Trump's Family Separation Policy

Protests against Trump have been growing in popularity and as well as street theatre in the past three years. One protest against his policy of family separation at the border recently popped up in...

by Dave Weidlich | on Jun 12, 2019

The Trump Administration's War on Labor

President Donald Trump has been dangerous for unions and working people. Since I know some members continue to support Trump, I want to lay out some of the things he and anti-labor politicians have...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 12, 2019

The Anti-Trust Movement Begins

For years, we here at UCOMM have been saying that an anti-trust movement needs to occur to regulate the internet giants like Facebook and Google. It didn’t happen before the 2016 election and...

by Brian Young | on Jun 07, 2019

Oregon Passes Bill to Battle Janus

Following the Janus v AFSCME Supreme Court decision many free bargaining states were left wondering what they could do to protect union members in the state. In some states like New York and New...

by Press and Media | on Jun 05, 2019

Trump's Tariffs will Hurt the Poor

A new report shows that Trump's tariffs will impact the poor more than any other group, possibly leading to a large reduction in spending. Find out more from Marketwatch below.

by Brian Young | on Jun 03, 2019

Can West Virginia Ban Teacher's Strikes?

For the past year, West Virginia teachers have been locked in a battle with state lawmakers. The battle for higher pay and school funding led to teachers across the state going on strike in...

by Brian Young | on May 31, 2019

Delaware: Bargaining for Wages and Benefits

For decades, many public employees in Delaware lacked the ability to collectively bargain their wages. Without the ability to bargain for wages state workers were subject to the whims of elected...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 31, 2019

Kamala Harris Talks Unions at South Carolina Town Hall

On Tuesday California Senator Kamala Harris sat down with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell who was hosting a town hall from Spartanburg South Carolina, a state with only 55,000 union members...

by Brian Young | on May 29, 2019

Nurse Beaten Unconscious in Iowa

Iowa’s decision to weaken collective bargaining for state employees is putting state employees at risk. This claim was made by the AFSCME Council 61 after a nurse was beaten unconscious at a...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 24, 2019

Top Three Topics this Memorial Day Weekend

Calling all Patriots! Memorial Day is here. On Monday we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, to protect our freedoms. From the revolutionaries in 1776 to those who died on foreign soils,...