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by Press and Media | on Jun 10, 2021

Smithfield Foods Union Ok's Strike

A Smithfield Foods plant in South Dakota that was the epicenter of an outbreak last year has voted to go on strike. Read more below from the AP.

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 09, 2021

Stores Ask Customers to Pledge to Be Nice to Workers

A dozen retailers, including big names like GAP and H&M, are collaborating on a campaign to enlist customers to combat the growing epidemic of bad behavior towards retail workers. The effort,...

by Brian Young | on Jun 02, 2021

UFCW Inks National Cannabis Deal

With CBD legal for purchase nationwide and cannabis becoming legal in more and more states, these industries are becoming a new industry to organize. This organizing is being led by the United Food...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 25, 2020

3 Major Unions Back Marcia Fudge to Lead USDA

Over the past few weeks, unions have been lobbying President-elect Joe Biden on a number of worker-friendly picks for his Cabinet. UCOMM has previously covered their efforts to get a friendly person...

by Brian Young | on Nov 17, 2020

Biden to CEO's: I'm a Union Guy

Ushering in a new climate in the White House, President-elect Joe Biden met with union officials and CEO’s on Monday to discuss plans for the economy and what steps need to be taken to help...

by Brian Young | on Oct 19, 2020

Unions Want Disneyland Reopened

All summer Disneyland in Anaheim California has been closed due to COVID-19. Although Disneyworld in Orlando Florida was allowed to reopen, California has refused to let theme parks begin operations...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 02, 2020

Podcast: Should Freeloaders Get Help from the Union?

IUOE Local 150 is suing for the right to not represent freeloaders in the union, but some big national unions are opposed to the move. NYC principals are asking the state to take over the city school...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 28, 2020

Hazard Pay Reached at Union Grocer

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, grocery store workers were hailed as the unsung heroes. As other jobs went remote, these workers continued to keep the shelves of the store stocked and the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 10, 2020

Major Organizing Wins in the Midst of a Pandemic

Even in the middle of a pandemic, workers are organizing. Elections were delayed for a few months while the NLRB figured out how to work from home, but they have now restarted and many employees are...

by Brian Young | on May 14, 2020

Kroger's to Eliminate Hero Pay

While the COVID-19 crisis continues to wreak havoc on states across the country, one of the nation’s largest supermarkets has decided that the crisis is over and has begun cutting pay for their...