News From: solidarity

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 18, 2016

Making union protests illegal

As protests have erupted across the country following the election of Trump, one supporter of his is trying to take action to quell and silence the masses.  Welcome to the re-birth of American...

by Press and Media | on Nov 17, 2016

Safety Pins ID the Friendlies

The recent presidential election inspired a notable amount of accessorizing, with hats and T-shirts, as impassioned voters wore their positions on their sleeves (or head or chest). The postelection...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 17, 2016

What is that on your jacket?

We have had the unfortunate task of reporting what is happening around the country with the mainstreaming of Trump's 'Merica. Muslim women in stores having their head dresses ripped off, acts...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 28, 2016

Keeping your mouth shut

Pettiness. It happens all the time; in the workplace, at the union hall, wherever. Pettiness and nonconstructive criticism and complaints sometimes come in via email, or out loud on the mic at a...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 23, 2016

Ultimate form of solidarity

Strikes have a unique ability to bring out the best and worst in all of us.  The worst is pretty easy to identify. We here at UCOMM Blog have been jawing off about scabs, their drug use and the...

Solidarity in the Fight Against Friedrichs
by AFL-CIO | on Feb 03, 2016

Trades lend Teachers support in the Garden State

Realizing that the Friedrichs case is no more than a special interest attack on all workers’ rights, Building Trades leaders called for solidarity in the face of the latest threat to our...

by Daniel Hinton | on Oct 12, 2015

Tunisian Labor Movement Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisia's labor movement just put their country on the map!For the second consecutive year, the Nobel Committee has honored workers' rights activists for playing their part in the peacemaking...

by Daniel Hinton | on Aug 14, 2015

Teachers Join the Sea of Red

Approximately 300 CWA brothers and sisters and their allies rallied on Thursday in Rocky Point, Long Island, to protest Verizon's anti-union tactics during contract negotiations. Most of...

by Daniel Hinton | on Aug 07, 2015

UCOMM Ed: What Does "Crab Mentality" Mean?

Ever notice how crabs in a bucket pull and pinch each other when one of them gets closer to the top of the lid? When one crab climbs above the others, another brings it back down to the bottom (or at...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 22, 2012

In with in-sourcing! Out with out-sourcing!

That was the message US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis recently delivered during a rally sponsored by the California Labor Federation and the Communications Workers of America in San ...