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by Press and Media | on Jun 19, 2019

Ump's Union Tweet Upsets MLB Bosses

The one game suspension of Padres star Manny Machado has infuriated the MLB Umpires Association, the union representing MLB Umpires. Find out why below from the AP.

by Brian Young | on Jun 11, 2019

US Women's Team Fights for Equal Pay

Possibly the greatest soccer dynasty in history kicks off play at the World Cup this week. While the United States Women’s team (USWNT), kicks off play on Tuesday against Thailand in France,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 19, 2019

Let the Kids Play

With the Major League Baseball season off to a strong start and little league fields full of kids from all walks of life, Major League Baseball has released a colorful new ad...

by Brian Young | on Mar 20, 2019

Mike Trout Signs Record Deal

The biggest contract in Major League Baseball is nearing completion between the Los Angeles Angels and star outfielder and New Jersey native Mike Trout. The deal is the fourth record-breaking deal in...

by Press and Media | on Mar 06, 2019

Lindsay: The Founding Father of the NHLPA

On Monday, one of the greatest professional sports union leaders passed away. Find out how he paved the way for future NHL players below.

by Press and Media | on Feb 22, 2019

MLBPA Calls on New Era to Keep Union Plant Open

The MLBPA is stepping up to protect union jobs at the New Era Cap factory outside of Buffalo NY. Read more below from The Buffalo News.

by Brian Young | on Feb 01, 2019

Our Predictions: Super Bowl LIII and Primary 2020

On this week's UCOMM Live, LaGrange and the panel discussed their predictions for the Super Bowl on Sunday and the 2020 Democratic primary. You can listen to the segment by clicking here and you...

by Labor Press | on Dec 04, 2018

Take Care of Your Backup Singers Josh Grobin

This post was written for Labor Press Pop singer and Broadway star Josh Groban titled his just-completed U.S. tour “Bridges”—but his backup musicians were left stranded, three...

by Press and Media | on Nov 19, 2018

Union Athletes: Stop Crossing Picket Lines

With the hotel strike in Boston coming to a close, it is a good time to reflect on what union athletes can do to support striking workers. Read more from SB Nation below.

by Brian Young | on Oct 29, 2018

Soccer Union Wants Equal Pay at the World Cup

Even in 2018, men still make more money than women for the same work. For decades unions have been fighting to lower this gap by negotiating contracts that provide equal pay for equal work. One...