by Brian Young | on Apr 05, 2018

Trump Repealing the New Deal

On Monday the Supreme Court released a 5-4 decision that expanded who is not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) rule on Overtime. While the case is important, it was a fairly...

by Brian Young | on Feb 26, 2018

"You're basically arguing to do away with unions"

On Monday, lawyers from both sides sparred with judges over whether or not a public employee should be forced to pay for representation that he doesn’t agree with. Mark Janus, a 65 year old...

by Guest Post | on Feb 06, 2018

How Janus Could Backfire on Trump and the Right

In the coming months, the United States Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments and rule upon a case that could mean nationwide “right-to-work” for all public sector workers. Union...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 18, 2016

My Letter to Ruth

On July 10th, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called out presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump.  In an interview with the New York Times, Ginsburg said “I can...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 28, 2016

Three big issues, one trifling idiot

Friedrichs, wage theft and protecting home health aides are the words of the day coming out of Washington D.C. With the Supreme Court ending their session on Tuesday, they were forced to look at...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 17, 2016

Fighting Freeloaders 24/7 365

This week, two cases that could determine the future of workers to freeload off of their union made headlines.  In one, a decision came down in a case involving home health aides in Minnesota....

by Press and Media | on Apr 05, 2016

Court rejects two appeals

This article first appeared on Reuters.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected two corporate challenges in class action cases, refusing to hear bids by Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) and Wells...

by Brian Young | on Mar 29, 2016

Go Home Becky Friedrichs

In an expected 4-4 decision the Supreme Court has failed to reach a majority in the Friedrichs V. California Teachers Association (CTA) case.  The case, which threaten the rights of public...

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 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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