News From: Union

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 24, 2019

Deflating the Rat

Inflatable rats and fat cats are a staple of many union protests. However, NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb is hoping to use the courts to deflate these props and make their use illegal.

by Guest Post | on Jun 20, 2019

IBEW Encourages Voter Participation

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department. A major initiative is underway to ensure that every IBEW member eligible to vote is registered, aiming to educate members that participating in...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 18, 2019

AFL-CIO Hosts Town Hall

On Monday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka kicked off a series of Town Hall meetings. The first one took place in Pittsburgh, and more will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Cleveland and Detroit...

by Brian Young | on Jun 14, 2019

Organizing News Sites and Ferry Captains

Many employers do everything in their power to stop their employees from organizing. Some hold captive audience meetings, while others challenge every move in court. Still, others stay neutral in a...

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...

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...