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by Guest Post | on Oct 16, 2017

Saving Your Union

Over the last few months, UCOMM has been reporting about the dangers of a court case named Janus v. AFSCME. This case would bring Right-to-Work for public employees to every state. With that prospect...

by Guest Post | on Oct 10, 2017

Encouraging Women to Enter the Trades

The gender pay gap is shrinking, but it’s happening at a glacially slow pace. One place where it’s smaller than average though, is the unionized trades. And collaborations like that...

by Brian Young | on Oct 09, 2017

Trump's Attacks Increase Union Membership

Threats to the federal workforce have been coming since Trump won the presidency. Talk of draining the swamp included cuts to many federal departments budgets. Trump also instituted new censorship...

by Kate Hogan | on Oct 04, 2017

Seagram’s: Union Made in the USA

There is nothing better than a cold drink after a long, difficult work week. After giving your job all that you’ve got for five days, you’re ready for one.

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 29, 2017

You Have to Get out There and Talk to the Members

Raise your hand if you have ever been to a union rally. I bet most of you reading this have and if you haven't, you may live a sheltered and extremely privileged life. Every now and then, union...

by Brian Young | on Sep 26, 2017

Retail Adjusting to the Market

Over the last few years, the Fight for $15 campaign has fought for low-wage workers to get a raise. While some states like New York and California are on track to increase their minimum wages to $15/...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 22, 2017

Making Right to Work Illegal

While Right to Work laws have been getting passed around the country, no state has ever passed a law to repeal Right to Work. With more than half of the states now Right to Work, the impact has begun...

by Brian Young | on Sep 19, 2017

A Tale of 3 Strikes

Workers around the world are being taken advantage of by companies that will stop at nothing to make a quick buck for their executives and shareholders. While employers are looking to cut corners and...

by Brian Young | on Sep 13, 2017

$500 Million AFL-CIO Trust in Houston

With many areas of Houston facing years of rebuilding, the AFL-CIO has announced that they are interested in stepping in and investing $500 Million in long term investments to rebuild affordable...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 06, 2017

No Davis-Bacon for Harvey Rebuild

The rain has finally stopped falling on Texas and the rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey can begin. Congress is expected to vote this week on billions of dollars in aid to the ravaged region. ...

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