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by Brian Young | on Jun 15, 2020

Supreme Court Grants Workplace Rights to LGBTQ Workers

The Supreme Court has issued a historic workplace discrimination ruling that will extend protections to millions of LGBTQ workers. In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that Title VII of the Civil...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 20, 2019

Mark Janus is Still Trying to Sue Union for Back Dues

Mark Janus was a public employee in Illinois who teamed up with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Fund (NRTW), to stop the collection of agency fees and to force right to work on the entire...

by Brian Young | on Sep 17, 2018

AFT President Calls on Senate to Delay Kavanaugh Vote

On Friday, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, was accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford. With the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled to vote on approving...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 04, 2018

Trump's Kavanaugh: How his Pick has Hurt Organized Labor

The Senate began hearings today for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Over the last few months there has been a lot of media coverage around this, even UCOMM Blog covered his...

by Press and Media | on Jul 11, 2018

Business Groups and Unions Clash Over Trump's Pick

Trump's new nominee for the Supreme Court will get to decide over a number of labor cases in the next few years. The AP takes a look at his record as well as the support he is getting from...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 10, 2018

Unions Oppose Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Last night, Trump announced the selection of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. UCOMM previously reported that Kavanaugh has a disturbing history of voting against workers and against unions. He...

by Brian Young | on Jul 09, 2018

Trump to Pick a Supreme Court Justice Tonight

Tonight at 9 PM, Trump will be announcing his 2nd pick for the Supreme Court. While Justice Anthony Kennedy, the justice who is stepping down, was no friend to labor, this pick will solidify the...

by Guest Post | on Jun 28, 2018

They Stole a Supreme Court Seat From Us

Yesterday morning the Supreme Court's conservative majority handed down an awful decision, siding with corporations over working families by making it harder for unions to organize nationwide....

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 27, 2018

Trump's Janus is Not the End, it's the Beginning

  We have been preparing for this day since November 9, 2016.   Teachers who are far removed from the process of why they enjoy a nice quality of life are having a blast on their...

by Brian Young | on Jun 26, 2018

Janus Will Be Decided Tomorrow

The end is near for Janus watch. After the Supreme Court issued a number of rulings today, including one on the Trump Travel Ban, they announced that tomorrow, Wednesday, June 27th, will be the last...

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