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by Brian Young | on Aug 21, 2019

Classes to Close the Wage Gap

UCOMM has previously reported about New York City's attempts to close the wage gap through laws like banning the box. Now they are launching a new program to educate women on how to negotiate at...

by Press and Media | on Aug 15, 2019

Union Work vs the Gig Economy

The New York Times takes a look at the controversial pipeline that involves non-profits funneling ex-cons into non-union construction jobs. Of course, these new workers are helping the developers...

by Press and Media | on Aug 07, 2019

Retail Workers Make Wage Gains

With a tight job market and a strong push for a $15 minimum wage, retail workers are seeing their wages increase, but they still lag behind most other sectors. Find out more from Newsday below....

by Press and Media | on Aug 05, 2019

Jay Inslee Pitches Green, Union Jobs

Over the weekend, Democratic candidates gathered in Las Vegas for the AFSCME convention. While all of the candidates pitched their union plans to one of the largest unions in the Country, Washington...

by Guest Post | on Jul 29, 2019

Senate Energy Bill Supports Union Jobs

This post was written by the IBEW. An IBEW-backed bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would ensure that the country’s growing number of clean energy construction jobs will be filled by...

by Guest Post | on Jul 11, 2019

Can We Prevent Call Center Offshoring?

More than 1,200 CWAers from across the country joined a CWA town hall call this week to hear from CWA President Chris Shelton and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) about how to take action in...

by Guest Post | on Jul 03, 2019

Flawless Replacement at Nuclear Power Plant

This post was written by the IBEW. When back-up generators at nuclear power stations stop working, the clock starts ticking before federal rules require the main unit to shut down. So, when the 49...

by Press and Media | on Jun 24, 2019

The Side Hustle Generation

Even with a "strong" economy, 45% of workers say that they have a side gig. Find out more about this from Bankrate.

by Brian Young | on Jun 10, 2019

Young People Want You to Retire

More workers are putting off retirement. With most people not having pensions or adequate retirement savings, baby boomers are refusing to retire. A new poll suggests that many young people are not...

by Guest Post | on Jun 06, 2019

Bernie Demands a $15 Minimum Wage Vote in the Senate

In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for the Raise the Wage Act to be brought to the floor of the Senate for an immediate vote. The...