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by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 22, 2016

140 birds a minute

As millions of people go to their local grocer to buy a turkey for their Thanksgiving feast, UCOMM Blog, has decided to look at the people who brought you the turkey and sadly it is not always a...

by Brian Young | on Jun 14, 2016

Staying strong and vigilant

Every June the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) community celebrates Pride month.  A month where, across the nation, parades are held, discussions are had and those in the LGBT...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 07, 2016

Why Macy's can suck it

In the middle of Manhattan, a labor dispute is brewing at one of the most iconic retailers in the Big Apple.  The dispute between Macy’s and their union workforce, represented by the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 19, 2016

"They called us stupid"

After 4 years of organizing, the Restaurant, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU) has announced that they have won a union election at their largest car wash to date.  SLS Car Wash in...

by Press and Media | on Feb 11, 2016

Carwash worker dies in NYC

William "El Toro" Gomez, a carwash worker from E. 174th St. and Webster Ave., passed out at the car wash on Sunday January 31st. He was hospitalized and released at 5 in the morning on...

by AFL-CIO | on Feb 09, 2016

Here's $27M to go terrorize your workforce

New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech appeared before the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) on Tuesday to report harsh, anti-union tactics – including unjust...

by Daniel Hinton | on Sep 17, 2015

Target Pharmacists Vote Yes to Union

For the first time in the company's 113-year history, Target pharmacy employees in Brooklyn have voted to organize a labor union. According to a filing from the NLRB, a small group of pharmacists...

by Brian Young | on Aug 17, 2015

Vindication against Guitar Center

Guitar Center has been accused of violating federal labor laws in a statement released by a regional director for the National Labor Relations Board.  The complaint alleges that Guitar Center...

by Brian Young | on Mar 06, 2015

Arrested at the Car Wash!

On Wednesday, Restaurant, Wholesale  and Department Store Workers Union (RWDSU) president Stuart Applebaum, United Food and Commercial Workers International President Marc Perrone...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 19, 2015

Walmart Workers Have a Reason to Smile

On this blistering cold wintry Northeastern morning, we woke up to what some people call a Christmas miracle. No it's not peace in the Middle East or Krispy Kreme making a NY comeback;  What...

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