by Daniel Hinton | on Nov 26, 2018

Columbia Reaches Contract Framework Agreement with Grad Students

The New York Times published an article on January 31st with the headline, “Columbia University Says It Won’t Bargain with Graduate Student Union.” Tuesday, less than 10 months...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 31, 2018

Kavanaugh Helped Trump Bust Union in Atlantic City

Any reader of UCOMM Blog knows that Trump is at war with organized labor. He announced his support for a National Right to Work law and put the justice on the court who decided the Janus case. Now,...

by Brian Young | on Mar 08, 2018

The Search for a New "Look for the Union Label"

Buy American is a phrase that is often tossed around but rarely put into practice. Back in the 1970’s, there was a concerted campaign to encourage American’s to not only Buy American but...

by Brian Young | on Feb 07, 2018

GM Bargained-for Bonuses Paid, Talks Restart at Disney and UFCW Gets Contract

While much of the focus at UCOMM over the last few weeks has been informing our readers about the Janus v. AFSCME case and about Trump’s continued attacks on workers, there is other news from...

by Brian Young | on Dec 01, 2017

UAW's New President?

After a tough year for the United Auto Workers (UAW) that saw them lose major organizing victories in the South, the union has begun to lay out its future with a slate of new leadership.

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 14, 2017

Tesla: A Hotbed of Racism

While Elon Musk tries to portray himself as the goofy, genius, billionaire inventor, more and more allegations are coming to light about what it is really like to work at his companies and they aren...

by Guest Post | on Oct 03, 2017

AFL-CIO Seeking Volunteers for Puerto Rico Relief Effort

The AFL-CIO is coordinating relief efforts for Puerto Rico.  We hope that UAW Region 9A could supply a few volunteers, however, please read the information (see below) closely, it is a rigorous...

by Brian Young | on Aug 28, 2017

Who is Ogletree?

When a workforce is organizing and the employer wants to bust the union, anti-union law firms are brought in to guide the company. These high-priced lawyers are brought in with one goal, to squash...

by Workers Indepen... | on Aug 03, 2017

We Have the Votes to Win

Nissan worker Christopher Milton says Nissan’s anti-union fear campaign is backfiring on them. Nissan workers in Canton Mississippi are voting Thursday and Friday on whether to join the United...

by Workers Indepen... | on Jul 24, 2017

Union Busting at Nissan

On August 3rd and 4th Nissan workers in Canton Mississippi will vote on whether or not to join the United Auto Workers. This NLRB vote has been years in the making and the Nissan workers are being...