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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 Brian Young | on Apr 27, 2015

LAX Workers Flying High After Strike

On April 14th, low wage airport workers in LA went on strike to protest their poor working conditions.  With 12 LA City Council members, they marched through the LAX terminal to voice their...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 16, 2015

Many Faces, One Message: $15/union

Twitter and Facebook were blowing up all day.  In the center of the world aka NYC, the mainstream media thought that only fast food workers would be meeting up with their buddies from unions at...

by Daniel Hinton | on Apr 09, 2015

Labor Lectures: Does the Rat Have a Name?

Of course it does. Around here we like to call it "The Boss."Still unsure of what we're talking about? Ever see an enormous, inflatable rat outside of a workplace or on a street corner...

by Brian Young | on Apr 04, 2015

American Apparel Not so American!

American Apparel; practice what you preach. American Apparel, the LA based clothing company that manufactures many of its products In the USA, is trying to bust a growing union organizing drive...

by Brian Young | on Apr 02, 2015

Unions: The Next Generation

This past month saw two major conferences geared towards engaging and training the next generation of union leaders.  First was the AFL-CIO Young Workers Summit. This summit brought young union...

by Brian Young | on Mar 15, 2015

The 2015 Young Workers Summit

The AFL-CIO's Next Up Young Worker Summit gathers young activists fighting for social and economic justice all across the nation. The annual summit will take place at the Hilton Chicago on the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 12, 2015

LILAC: Invest in our infrastructure

The Long Island Labor Advisory Council (LILAC) was formed to bring the building trades, unions, government and porgressive organizations together to develop solutions to protect workers rights, wages...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 30, 2014

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple!

The NYC 2014 Labor Day 2014 Parade is next Saturday September 6th. Everyone is gonna be there! Everybody's doing it! UCOMM Radio will be hanging with our friends at the NYC CLC grabbing audio,...

by Billy Imandt | on Aug 29, 2014

Happy Labor Day from your Nassau Court Officers

Happy Labor Day to all our brother and sister union members! Remember, it's not just a day off. Unions brought us weekends, the end of child labor, ending of the exploitation of millions of...

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