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110 minutes | a month ago
Union busting at Tesla, Google and Amazon
Thursday, April 8th is the PRO Act Digitial Day of Action, find out what you need to do to get this important bill passed. Amazon, Tesla, and Google are all in trouble with the NLRB over union busting charges. President Biden has released a massive infrastructure bill that will put millions of union members to work. Minor League Baseball has started and players are getting paid below minimum wages, find out why.
86 minutes | 2 months ago
20 Ways the American Rescue Plan Helps Workers
A look at 20 things that the American Rescue Plan does for workers, Senate confirms Marty Walsh, Amazon violates NLRB rules, and the Supreme Court is hearing a union case.
106 minutes | 2 months ago
Boycott Amazon, PRO Act, and Right to Work Defeated in Montana
Boycott Amazon has been trending this week as consumers stay away from Amazon to support the workers organizing in Alabama. The PRO Act passed the House this week, but faces an uncertain future in the Senate. Right to Work was defeated in Montana and Colorado.
110 minutes | 3 months ago
Reopening schools with AFT President Randi Weingarten
On UCOMM Live with Kris LaGrange Thursday 2/25 at 12 noon ET, we got Jay Malone, the Political Director for the Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, welcoming back Vinny Alvarez, President of the NYC CLC and also welcoming back Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers.
109 minutes | 3 months ago
PRO Act Introduced in Congress and Meet the Amazon Union Busters
A bill to strengthen apprenticeships has passed the House of Representatives, find out what it does and how it makes pre-apprenticeships and youth apprenticeships stronger. The PRO Act has been introduced, Evan Papp from Empathy Media Labs comes on to discuss what needs to be done to get it passed. Amazon workers in Alabama are organizing, we hear from two of the workers' thanks to The Valley Labor Report. Houston hates firefighters, find out why.
113 minutes | 3 months ago
Biden's Presidency Wins with IBEW Local 3's Chris Erikson
IBEW Local 3's Chris Erikson comes on to talk about the Biden Presidency and how his local union is making it through COVID. We also take a look at the Executive Orders Biden has signed including an OSHA standard for COVID, Union membership increasing, and we list the insurgents who have lost their jobs after storming the Capitol.
112 minutes | 4 months ago
Labor Built Vaccine Facilities and Trumpers Attack the Capitol
Labor has played an integral role in getting the vaccine out to the public, but they also built the facilities that made the vaccine. Find out more about the role they have played. Trumpers attacked the Capitol, killed a cop, and are now going to jail. Did you have one on your job? Joe Biden has appointed Marty Walsh to run the Labor Department, Pete Buttigieg to run Transportation, and Miguel Cardona to run the Education Department. Josh Slaughter calls in to give us his take on these appointments. UCOMM PAC's Worker to Worker campaign helped to turn union voters out in Georgia. Find out more about it and what it means for the PRO Act.
1 minutes | 5 months ago
Trump Says Freeze Federal Workers Pay
Plus Southwest announces layoffs, NFLPA thinks they can get the season finished without a bubble, the IBEW is training fire departments on how to deal with solar panels, organizing wins from DC to Guam, and teachers are being moved to the front of the line for the COVID vaccine. If you are buying books for the holidays, support a union, independent bookseller that is facing hard times. 7.5% of your purchase will go directly to their worker relief fund. Buy here: https://ilwulocal5.com/Support/
85 minutes | 5 months ago
Amazon Hires Pinkertons as Workers Organize
Workers at an Alabama warehouse are organizing with RWDSU, while the company has decided to hire the union-busting Pinkerton firm to spy on workers. Trump is going after your tips and is trying to prevent unions from organizing on company property. In Georgia, a big Senate race will decide control of the Senate and nurses are striking in New York.
82 minutes | 6 months ago
Who will Biden Pick to Run the Labor and Education Departments?
The Building Trades secure a deal to build offshore wind plants, North Dakota is forcing nurses to work while sick with COVID, Biden shows his union muscle to CEOs, and who will lead the Departments of Education and Labor?
75 minutes | 6 months ago
Biden Adds 27 Union Leaders to Transition Team
27 union leaders will help decide the future of our nation as they join 15 different agency review teams. Additionally, two labor leaders have been appointed to the full transition team by President-elect Biden. The PRO Act will become law if Democrats win two Senate seats in Georgia. Find out what the PRO Act is and who is running. What happens if Trump refuses to leave the White House? We have the answers.
72 minutes | 6 months ago
Election 2020 Recap
As of this recording, the President hasn't been chosen yet, but we do know that union members turned out big in states like Michigan, Wisconsin and Nevada. However some of the Republicans elected to lower offices are pretty anti-union. Plus the AFL-CIO is demanding that all ballots be counted.
77 minutes | 7 months ago
The Billionaires Funding Trump
CEOs at Marvel and Home Depot are supporting Trump and spending millions to do it. The Proud Boys are sending out emails threatening swing voters in Florida. CBA's are getting shorter thanks to COVID-19 and GOP's racism and fear message will be their demise in November.
82 minutes | 7 months ago
Is This the Year Texas Goes Blue?
Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy calls in to talk about the work they are doing to turn the Lone Star State Blue and how labor pushed Beto O'Rourke to be a better candidate and not take labor for granted. Josh Slaughter also calls in to talk about 11 union officials being arrested on bribery and an editorial attacking PLA's. Plus Amy Coney Barrett doesn't think using the N Word creates a hostile work environment, a building collapse in Houston, and the failure of OSHA to protect workers during COVID-19.
74 minutes | 7 months ago
Trump Attacks Union Organizing
Trump is attacking union's ability to organize, sign neutrality agreements with employers, and limiting federal unions' ability to bargain for their members. Plus teachers and staff at Brooklyn Friends went on strike this week after their bosses tried to decertify their union and guess what? They Won! UCOMM PAC also premieres their newest ad geared towards electrical workers and the NFLPA wants to ban turf.
79 minutes | 7 months ago
Should Freeloaders Get Help from the Union?
IUOE Local 150 is suing for the right to not represent freeloaders in the union, but some big national unions are opposed to the move. NYC principals are asking the state to take over the city school system, and union grocers are getting a big payout from Stop & Shop as a thank you for working during the pandemic.
77 minutes | 8 months ago
Don't Count on the Union Vote
A new poll shows Biden can't count on union voters, especially building trades members, in a number of important swing states. For any voters still on the fence, we go over the 50 things Trump has done to hurt workers and we take a look at the 30,000 airline workers who will lose their jobs on October 1 if Trump and McConnell don't reach a stimulus deal.
86 minutes | 8 months ago
Trump's Swamp Kills NLRB
The House is investigating corruption at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). A judge in Boston says unions can't use agency fees to pay for lobbying, but another Judge says unions don't have to pay back agency fees collected before the Janus decision. Plus Trump's ICE is forcing Latinas to have hysterectomy's and his administration is taking money from a fund to take care of firefighter who are sick with 9/11 related diseases. Also get a sneak peek at the launch of UCOMM PAC's first ad attacking Trump. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
95 minutes | 8 months ago
Troops Pissed at Trump
Joe Biden promises to be the most union-friendly president ever, Will Attig of the Union Veterans Council calls in to tell us about his reaction to Trump's comments, ABC endorses Trump, Amazon hires two union-busters while an elite private school in NYC decertifies their staff union.
83 minutes | 9 months ago
Trades for Joe Biden, Cops for Trump
Bobby Holst of Local 3 IBEW comes on to talk about his piece on why union members should support Joe Biden. At the same time, NYC Police are supporting Trump and their union may have an issue with the FEC. Plus Teachers in NYC may strike over school reopening and a historic PLA will ensure middle class work for thousands of new families.
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