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News From: Unions

by Brian Young | on Apr 26, 2021

Biden Creates Task Force to Promote Unions

When he was running for office, President Biden promised to be the most Pro-Union President ever. In his first few months in office, he has tried to live up to that by repealing anti-union executive...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 22, 2021

Union Membership Increases Nationwide

New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that union membership increased in 2020. According to the BLS, union membership jumped to 10.8%, about .5% higher than in 2019. Although...

by AFL-CIO | on Nov 27, 2020

Unions That Gave on Thanksgiving

This post was written by the AFL-CIO For Thanksgiving weekend, many working families will take time off to share a meal, either virtually or in person. Many others have to...

by Guest Post | on Sep 08, 2020

In a Pandemic, Unions Matter

On this Labor Day, with our economy struggling under the weight of a spreading deadly virus, America’s workers need more of what inspired the holiday to begin with: we need more unions...

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 Kris LaGrange | on Apr 08, 2019

The Labor Radio/Podcast Network

Across the country, labor communicators have launched their very own radio shows and podcasts. Some are still broadcast over the radio airways while others, like UCOMM Live, are available as podcasts...

by Brian Young | on Aug 30, 2017

Union Approval Hits 14 Year High

As the economy has been improving, the wage gap has been widening. With more and more economic inequality, unions have been making a comeback. UCOMM has previously reported how organizing drives are...

by Press and Media | on Jun 26, 2017

An unlikely big player in digital media: unions

This article by Gary Weiss originally appeared in The Columbia Journalism Review.  THE AXE FELL AT HUFFPOST the other day. The news site laid off dozens of staffers, in what has became a...

by Brian Young | on Apr 11, 2017

Mommy, can I join the union?

Texas has never been the most union friendly state, but a new proposed law may just be overkill. Minors in Texas may soon need to get parental consent to join a union after the bill passed the State...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 22, 2017

Steps on How to Organize a Union

Although every workplace is different and the needs of different workforces vary, there are some basic steps involved in organizing your union at work.  If you’re ready to begin organizing...

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