News From: Union

by Guest Post | on Oct 08, 2018

The Deadly Effects of Right to Work

It’s well documented that right-to-work laws lower pay and benefits. What they also do, according to a new study, is increase the chance of dying on the job.

by Press and Media | on Oct 05, 2018

Trump Wants to Make Union Pickets Illegal

Trump's National Labor Relations Board is looking at ways to further curb unions ability to take action against their employer by putting more limits on picketing. Read more from Bloomberg Law...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 02, 2018

$15 Minimum Wage at Amazon

One of the largest and fastest growing companies in the world is increasing their minimum wage. This comes after workers began complaining about the low wages that were being paid by the richest man...

by Guest Post | on Oct 01, 2018

Wage Growth is Bull

Robert J. Shapiro is the chairman of the advisory firm Sonecon and a senior fellow at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He was President Bill Clinton’s...

by AFL-CIO | on Sep 28, 2018

Save U.S. Call Center Jobs

At a Labor Meeting on Monday, September 17, the assembly will vote on the New Jersey Call Centers Jobs Act (A-1992)—an act concerning the relocation of call centers.

by Guest Post | on Sep 27, 2018

Construction Unions Enhance Racial Equity

Richard Berman’s recent claim that construction unions have hurt the black community ("#CountMeOut: Construction unions leave minority workers behind," op-ed) is false and easily...

by Guest Post | on Sep 25, 2018

One Hundred Altice Employees Join IBEW in New Jersey

Altice USA became one of the dominant cable companies in New Jersey two years ago when it acquired Cablevision. But the company’s attitude toward its workers after the deal wrapped up convinced...

by Guest Post | on Sep 24, 2018

Unions are not Special Interests

Amanda Bertram, vice president of public affairs for the Empire State chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors, plays fast and loose with the facts in her letter "Take a closer look...

by Guest Post | on Sep 21, 2018

NLRB Moves to Undo Joint Employer Standard

The Republican-dominated National Labor Relations Board took a big step backward on Sept. 13 when it announced it was proposing a new rule on its joint employer standard, a decision that could...

by Brian Young | on Sep 19, 2018

Organizing Victories at Schools, Amusement Parks, and Solar Installers

Across the country workers are banding together to fight for better working conditions, better pay, and better benefits. Out of the hundreds of union elections going on, UCOMM Blog is highlighting...