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 Kris LaGrange | on May 21, 2018

Another Bad Decision Out of Trump’s Supreme Court

Imagine a world where an arbitration agreement can take away all of your rights on the job. After today’s decision by the Supreme Court, that world is now a reality. The case, Epic System v...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 26, 2018

Protestors to Mark Janus: “Shame! Shame! Shame!”

Public Enemy number 1 today is Mark Janus. If you Google Mark Janus, a lot of UCOMM's stuff pops up, as does many stories around one of the most important US Supreme Court cases in recent history...

by Guest Post | on Feb 26, 2018

Booker: Honor Dr. King By Preserving Union Rights

In the early days of April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to join in a protest with 1,300 city sanitation workers who had gone on strike after two of their...

by Press and Media | on Feb 23, 2018

Supreme Court Makes it Easier to Fire a Whistleblower on Wall St.

In a ruling on Wednesday, the Supreme Court has narrowed the definition of a whistleblower.

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 09, 2018

The Cost of Trump's Janus

In just a few weeks, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case challenging fair share fees. With the case expected to be decided by June, The Empire Center has decided to...

by Press and Media | on Oct 03, 2017

Arbitration vs. Class Action

Last week, UCOMM reported on some labor cases the Supreme Court will hear this year that could set back the labor movement. Yesterday the first of those cases was argued.

by Kate Hogan | on Sep 29, 2017

Unions Release Statements on Janus

On September 28th, the Supreme Court announced that they will take up the Janus v. AFSCME case. This case concerns a union’s right to collect fair share dues from employees who chose not to be...

by Brian Young | on Sep 28, 2017

Supreme Court Set to Roll Back 80 Years of Labor Advances

The Supreme Court has announced that they will take up two cases that could set workers’ rights back by decades. The cases Janus v. AFSCME and Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis both center around...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 26, 2017

Janus to be Decided on Sept. 28

On September 28th, the US Supreme Court will decide whether to hear one of the most important labor cases in modern history.