News From: Union

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 03, 2019

UCOMM Offices Defaced on Labor Day

Over the Labor Day weekend, UCOMM was violated. The trademark sign that adorns our Long Island office was ripped off our window, leaving just a sliver of the sign to wave in the wind. After we...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 29, 2019

Happy Labor Day from the UCOMM Family

Below are some messages that union leaders from a variety of crafts put together for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. These messages resonate no matter what you do for a living so its worth the read...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 27, 2019

How Unions Celebrate Labor Day

With Labor Day less than a week away, union members from across the country will be marching in parades and taking part in events to celebrate the holiday. At the UCOMM Media Group, we work with a...

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 Guest Post | on Aug 20, 2019

DirecTV IBEW Local Makes Big Gains

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department. About 3,000 employees at DirecTV facilities across 13 states voted for IBEW representation and approved contracts in 2016, a major organizing...

by Brian Young | on Aug 19, 2019

Freedom Foundation Hires Extremist Lawmaker

The Freedom Foundation has a new director for its Oregon chapter, and he is about as extreme as they come. The Foundation’s new hire is Oregon State Representative Mike Nearman and he has a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 16, 2019

UWUA Elects James Slevin National President

On July 26, 2019, the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) elected a new National President. Their choice was Jim Slevin, the former President of the union’s largest local UWUA 1-2, which is...

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 Mohammed Sarker | on Aug 14, 2019

Where are the Muslims in the Workforce?

On February 2017, President Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO and Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff made a joint statement condemning Islamophobia. Even more interesting than the actual...

by Press and Media | on Aug 12, 2019

NLRB Targets Inflatable Rats

UCOMM has reported in the past that Scabby the Rat is coming under attack from NLRB Counsel Peter Robb. Below is a report from the Chicago Tribune about Scabby and the campaign to deflate him.