News From: Good Jobs Now

by Press and Media | on May 02, 2017

Incentives to Underpay

Individuals employed by the state or another governmental agency may be given compensatory time instead of overtime wages if there is a union agreement or a contract between the employer and the...

by Press and Media | on Apr 24, 2017

These Jobs are gone because of Trump

It’s a long article – but deal with it, it’s the New York Times – fake news according to con artist celebrity-a-president. You see, 70% of the workers losing their jobs at the...

by Press and Media | on Apr 18, 2017

Ironworkers close the pay gap

UCOMM has already covered how working union can help lower the pay gap for women.  Now Buzzfeed takes a look at how the Ironworkers are not only combatting the pay gap but are also helping their...

by Guest Post | on Apr 18, 2017

April 18th: National Lineman Appreciation Day

National Lineman Appreciation Day is a time to express our utmost appreciation to the great men and women that work so hard for us every day. It's our honor to celebrate the hard work, innovation...

by James Ryan | on Apr 17, 2017

Reclassify 911 Operators

As the federal government nears a final decision on whether to update its classification system describing occupations in the United States, APCO has launched a White House petition...

by Press and Media | on Apr 14, 2017

From High School, Ladies to the Trades

Traditionally the Building Trades has been dominated by men, but as UCOMM has previously reported the share of women in the trades is growing.  In Massachusetts, a job fair was recently held to...

by Brian Young | on Apr 06, 2017

Trump, the Coal Worker Con

One of Trumps biggest campaign promises of the 2016 election was that he would bring back coal jobs. He went across the mostly poor Coal Country promising that he had a plan to restore...

by birchy82 | on Apr 06, 2017

The Big Apple Bans Pay History

New York has the lowest gender pay gap in the country and New York City is taking major steps to reduce it even further.  As UCOMM has previously reported, there is a movement to ban employers...

by Press and Media | on Apr 06, 2017

Solutions to Pay Gap

Recently, UCOMM has written a lot about the gender pay gap. There are efforts that range from the Paycheck Fairness Act to eliminating salary history questions on job applications.  Now New York...

by Press and Media | on Mar 28, 2017

Cover Story: Training Day

This article first appeared in Newsday, higlighting the great work that Opportunities Long Island is doing to prepare young adults from poor communities for union apprenticeship programs.