News From: Good Jobs Now

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 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 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 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.

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 16, 2017

How low are your Union Dues?

Union dues are essential to keeping a union strong.  They pay for needed services like training elected union representatives on how to enforce and bargain fair contracts; union dues keep the...

by Workers Indepen... | on Mar 16, 2017

Starvation Wages

"The strike is an overwhelming success at this point by way of building the union, building a sense of community. It's just a very good day for the labor movement at this point."...

by AFL-CIO | on Mar 14, 2017

Altice Cable Organized in New Jersey

Organizing efforts are off to a strong start in New Jersey this year. The latest victory comes from IBEW Local 827 which welcomed 100 new members to our union family from Altice cable in Oakland, New...

by Brian Young | on Mar 09, 2017

A Workplace Fairness Website

Throughout UCOMM’s research techniques to bring you the latest and greatest news and tools from the union movement, we came across a great site called  This group is...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 08, 2017

Telemundo Actors Vote Union Si!

Today in Miami, Florida there was a historical vote for union representation conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). 91 actors voted to be represented by the Screen Actors Guild -...