by Brian Young | on Oct 02, 2018

Global Strikes at Airport Over Fair Pay and Benefits

Airports across the world are facing protests today as airport workers are taking their fight for better wages and benefits to some of the world’s largest airports and hubs. The actions are...

by Brian Young | on Jul 27, 2018

40% Raises for Disneyland Castmembers

Employees at the happiest place on Earth have a reason to smile today. That’s because Disneyland and their union, Master Services Council, have come to terms on a contract that will provide...

by Brian Young | on Jan 24, 2018

Union Victories: LA Times, Slate, SEIU, and Lambda Legal

Building off of the news that union membership held steady in 2017, the new year has already kicked off with some big union victories at well-known workplaces across the country. Union votes were...

by Brian Young | on Dec 08, 2017

3,000 City Workers on Strike in Oakland

For the fourth day, Oakland California is shut down as 3,000 city workers continue their strike in an effort to get a fairer contract.

by Brian Young | on Sep 20, 2017

SEIU Leader Runs for Iowa Governor

Over the last year, Republicans in Iowa have done everything possible to weaken unions. In Congress, their Congressman Steve King has proposed a National Right to Work law and supports a repeal of...

by Workers Indepen... | on Apr 13, 2017

Union Yes by a margin of 6-1

American University grad student workers will soon see their overwhelming vote to join SEIU Local 500 certified by the National Labor Relations Board. That union local also represents adjunct...

by Brian Young | on Mar 21, 2017

350k walk out on May 1

May 1, aka May Day, is historically a day of labor action throughout the world. Also known as International Workers Day, many countries celebrate their Labor Day on May 1. In the United States we don...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 13, 2017

Judge Gorsuch will take unions out

The balance of power on the Supreme Court will be decided in the coming weeks when nomination hearings for Trump’s nominee Neil Gorsuch occur. Conservative Gorsuch, will be the deciding vote on...

by Guest Post | on Mar 10, 2017

Monday Movement to Oppose Gorsuch

An interesting email from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)...   In my work as a security officer, I protect what’s important to me and my community on a daily basis....

by Brian Young | on Feb 23, 2017

Organizing Victories across the country

Lately a lot of news coming out of UCOMM Blog has been negative.  We have been covering a National Right to Work push, a case challenging fair share fees for public employees, and the chaos...