by Guest Post | on Sep 21, 2018

NLRB Moves to Undo Joint Employer Standard

The Republican-dominated National Labor Relations Board took a big step backward on Sept. 13 when it announced it was proposing a new rule on its joint employer standard, a decision that could...

by Brian Young | on Sep 19, 2018

Organizing Victories at Schools, Amusement Parks, and Solar Installers

Across the country workers are banding together to fight for better working conditions, better pay, and better benefits. Out of the hundreds of union elections going on, UCOMM Blog is highlighting...

by Brian Young | on Sep 18, 2018

Union Membership in New Jersey Holds Strong

Nearly 3 months after the Janus v AFSCME decision, unions are beginning to asses the fallout. While many thought the ruling would be catastrophic for public sector unions, some in New Jersey are...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 17, 2018

Trump's Union Approval Drops 7 Points

Another day, another poll showing Trump’s approval rating falling. According to FiveThirtyEight, since August, Trump’s average approval rating has fallen from 42% to just 40%. While much...

by AFL-CIO | on Sep 11, 2018

Who Benefits Most from a Union?

A new report from the Center for American Progress shows that union membership helps increase wealth and prosperity for families of color. The research comes on top of...

by Guest Post | on Sep 11, 2018

Rebuilding a Notorious Bridge in New York

The Hudson River crossing between Nyack and Tarrytown, N.Y., is a terrible place to build a bridge. The river is three miles across, one of the widest spots on the entire river, where, in places, the...

by Guest Post | on Sep 10, 2018

If You Work in a Dangerous Job, You Should Fear Kavanaugh

When a vibrant 40-year-old animal trainer was killed by a whale at SeaWorld in 2010, the government’s safety agency, an administrative law judge, and a panel of appellate judges all agreed that...

by AFL-CIO | on Sep 10, 2018

Spirit Airlines Customer Service Staff Join TWU

Despite predictions of the demise of labor unions in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, working people have secured another powerful victory...

by Press and Media | on Sep 07, 2018

A Higher Minimum Wage Equals a Stronger Economy

Politico's Morning Shift recently reported on a new study that finds a correlation between a higher minimum wage and a growing economy.

by AFL-CIO | on Aug 29, 2018

Transforming Heartbreak into Hope

The AFL-CIO's latest roundup of worker wins begins with New York taxi drivers fighting to save lives and includes numerous examples of working people organizing, bargaining...