by Press and Media | on Feb 21, 2018

Amy Poehler Calls for an Increase to the Tipped Wage

Actress Amy Poehler has joined the fight to raise servers wages.

by Brian Young | on Jan 30, 2018

Stopping Forced Arbitration

Over the last few years, arbitration clauses have become prevalent in many jobs. These clauses force employees to go to arbitration instead of suing the company. While they reduce costs for the...

by Guest Post | on Jan 29, 2018

The Importance of New Member Orientations

There’s an old adage that you only have one chance to make a good first impression. It’s also critical to orienting – and organizing – new members into the union. “...

by Brian Young | on Jan 10, 2018

New Pseudo Union has no Bargaining Rights

For the last 6 years, the Fight for $15 movement has been leading the fight to raise the minimum wage and organize low wage workers. While the movement has gotten minimum wage increases in a number...

by Tony Spina | on Dec 07, 2017

Another Organizing Victory for CWA 1109 Brooklyn

In an NLRB-supervised election, Aclara installers in the 10 counties throughout New York and New Jersey voted overwhelmingly to join CWA Local 1109. There are 160 workers at three locations –...

by Brian Young | on Nov 29, 2017

1/3 of Jobs will be Lost to Automation

We have all heard about job loss due to automation. Across the mid-west, factories are looking more and more like a sci-fi movie with robots doing all of the work. UCOMM has also reported how...

by Guest Post | on Nov 15, 2017

IBEW Grows Clean Energy Sector In New York

On land and on sea, wind power is coming into its own and the IBEW aims to be a key part of this growth industry in renewable energy.

by Guest Post | on Nov 08, 2017

80% of Workers Will Enjoy 4 Days of Thanksgiving Weekend

Bloomberg Law's annual Thanksgiving Holiday Practices Survey discovered that a preponderance of U.S. workers will have a long weekend over the upcoming holiday, with nearly four in five (78...

by Guest Post | on Oct 25, 2017

Want Health Insurance? Join a Union

Union membership has traditionally provided working families improved health insurance coverage. A recently-released report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that might be truer ever, even in...

by Workers Indepen... | on Oct 23, 2017

Teachers on Strike in California

Calaveras California teachers are on strike. Late night talks failed to reach an agreement on a new labor contract for the teachers, who are affiliated with the California Teachers Association and...