News From: Union

by Brian Young | on Jun 04, 2019

Senators Want Answers from VW about Union-Busting

The controversy around a union election at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, TN. is nothing new. For years, the automaker has been fighting to stop the United Autoworkers from organizing the plant, while at...

by Brian Young | on May 30, 2019

USDA Employees Vote to Join Union

A group of economists, statisticians and other employees at the Agriculture Department (USDA) have voted to join the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) after Trump and his political...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 29, 2019

California: Gig Workers are Employees

One of the fastest growing sectors of the US economy is gig jobs. These are people that work for companies like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Amazon Flex. Since these gig economy jobs burst onto the scene...

by Press and Media | on May 23, 2019

20% Raises for Southwest Airlines Union

Back in March UCOMM reported that Southwest and their mechanic's union were locked in a contract fued. Now we are happy to report that a new contract has been approved. Read more below from the...

by Guest Post | on May 22, 2019

Teamsters Oppose Letting Teens Drive Big Rigs

The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a proposed federal pilot program that would allow drivers as young as 18 to transport goods via trucks in interstate...

by Brian Young | on May 16, 2019

Workers Sue Trump Over Union Dues

As a part of Trump’s ongoing war against unions, Trump recently instituted a new rule that would ban unions from automatically collecting dues from Medicaid payments. This rule, known as the...

by Press and Media | on May 15, 2019

LA Times Walkout

Employees at the LA Times have been holding lunchtime walkouts to jumpstart negotiations. Find out more below from Politico.

by Kris LaGrange | on May 14, 2019

Raises and Bonuses Aren't Enough

Facebook and Amazon have become two of the largest companies in the world over the last decade. Amazon is the third largest retailer in the United States while Facebook has over 1 billion daily user...

by Guest Post | on May 09, 2019

America's Infrastructure Crisis Creates Opportunity for Gasworkers

Beneath nearly every American city, a crisis is unfolding. While talk of America's crumbling infrastructure focuses on bridges and roads, ports and airports, below ground the aging pipe networks...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 08, 2019

The NLRB is on the Warpath Against Unions

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was established to stand up for workers, but Trump’s appointees are now on the warpath against unions.