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by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 27, 2017

With Organizing, Timing is Everything

There are two schools of thought in approaching Organizational Behavior and Development. One school suggests that organizers allow leaders to make mistakes so that they can learn from them in...

by Kate Hogan | on Oct 19, 2017

NY, CA, and MA All See Union Organizing Victories

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} span.s1 {text-decoration: underline ; color: #0079cd} Local unions are starting to reorganize their members, more women are...

by Kate Hogan | on Oct 12, 2017

Successful Organizing Victories

Membership in federal unions is up, the non-union are organizing and union members are putting their bodies on the line to help their fellow man. With this great news, we here at UCOMM wanted to...

by Gary Bonker | on Jun 27, 2017

Understanding the Grievance Procedure

Over the years I have noticed how much confusion there is about grievances and the grievance process at NYSEG with our Local 10 members. Many prefer to make up their own rules about how it should...

by Kate Hogan | on Jan 13, 2017

UCOMM ED: Explaining Impasse

There are a number of really good different reasons why a group of employees would want to negotiate with their employer; better working conditions, a raise in wages, more reasonable hours, or an...

This Isn't Just About Waterford  |  Momentive Strike
by Guest Post | on Jan 05, 2017

Bigger than Waterford

Watch and share this video on Facebook to spread the word. Click here to retweet the video on Twitter.Workers at Momentive in Waterford, NY have been on strike since November 2. They are...

by Brian Young | on Aug 22, 2015

If it's good for the goose, then it's good for Peretti

The last few months have seen tremendous victories in organizing online news sites, but one of the most popular sites is still trying to fight an organizing effort. Last week, Buzzfeed founder Jonah...

by Daniel Hinton | on Aug 07, 2015

UCOMM Ed: What Does "Crab Mentality" Mean?

Ever notice how crabs in a bucket pull and pinch each other when one of them gets closer to the top of the lid? When one crab climbs above the others, another brings it back down to the bottom (or at...

by Theresa Chiarella | on Jul 30, 2015

My First Union Rally

About a week ago I was asked if I was available to come to an event in the city to promote UCOMM Radio. I agreed without any knowledge of what I was entering into. Arriving at Babylon train station...

by Brian Young | on Jul 12, 2015

Orange is the New Union

This season's Orange is the New Black, on Netflix, featured strong union messages and provided a great insight into the struggles that workers go through to organize a union and juxtaposed the...

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