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by Dave Beatty | on Nov 17, 2016

We are strongest when we work together

A few thoughts I was pondering on after last Tuesday. Donald Trump will be the 7th Republican President since 1957. There have been 5 Democratic Presidents. There was a Republican in the White House...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 19, 2016

"One on None"

The 2016 Presidential Election is now less than 3 weeks away and in some states voting has already begun.  Many states have different Early Voting rules; some allow you to vote by mail, some...

by Press and Media | on Oct 18, 2016

The Nation: Inequality is Still the Defining Issue of Our Time

In 2011, President Obama, speaking in the wake of Occupy Wall Street, called inequality the “defining issue of our time.” Now Jason Furman, chair of the Council on Economic Advisors,...

by Brian Young | on Sep 30, 2016

Playing games with OT

Whether or not an employee is entitled to overtime has been a hotly debated topic over the last few years.  Many companies tried to get around the overtime rules by classifying their workers as...

Weekly Address: Building Upon the Legacy of Labor Day
by Guest Post | on Sep 06, 2016

Progress is stamped by the union label

To America’s hardworking men and women:When workers raise their voices for a fair wage and dignity in the workplace, they sustain the story of America:  the idea that if you work hard, you...

by Brian Young | on Jul 21, 2016

Bam gets behind blue

Over the last few weeks, police forces across the country have come under attack as videos surfaced of police being involved in shootings. In some cases, these attacks have taken the lives of our men...

by AFL-CIO | on May 18, 2016

Bam gives raises to millions

This article was written by the AFL-CIOAccording to news reports, the Obama administration will unveil new rules on Wednesday that will make millions more people eligible to receive overtime pay....

Meet Merrick Garland, President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee
by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 16, 2016

Who is this old white guy?

On March 16th President Obama kicked off what is sure to be the biggest fight of his contentious Presidency by nominating Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.  As UCOMM Blog previously reported...

by Guest Post | on Mar 03, 2016

To the man who saved my life

In June, I wrote this in a letter to the President:"I did not vote for you. Either time. I have voted Republican for the entirety of my life. I proudly wore pins and planted banners displaying...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 15, 2016

While they mourn Scalia, labor needs to step it up

When it happened and the news broke, we at UCOMM asked ourselves if organized labor was granted a gift from God? Do we gloat? Is chatting this up too quickly depict poor taste? After 24 hours, every...

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