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UCOMM Live is a fast and funny show about today's union news, politics, sports, and entertainment.

UCOMM Live is a fast and funny show about today's union news, politics, sports, and entertainment.
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United States

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UCOMM Live is a fast and funny show about today's union news, politics, sports, and entertainment.

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@ucommblog

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English

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Episodes

Starting a Fight with Barstool Sports

8/15/2019
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On this week's show we call out Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports for threatening his staff if they attempt to organize, Dave is scared of us. Our intern Sarker explains why there aren't more Muslim's in the workforce, he has some interesting ideas. Antonio Brown was the big signing by the Raiders, but he isn't playing because he refuses to wear his PPE's. Chris Cuomo is in hot water after he was verbally attacked by a MAGA head. We have the audio of Cuomo standing up for himself.

Duration:01:24:24

What Can be Done About these ICE Raids?

8/8/2019
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The Governor of Massachusetts vetoes a popular bill that would protect employees right to have a voice at work, ICE conducts their biggest workplace raid ever, Democratic candidate Jay Inslee talks green, union jobs, Rich Trumka warns the Democratic Party not to take its base for granted, what to do when a boss bargains in the press and the Mets are only one game out of the wildcard. All this and more on this week's UCOMM Live.

Duration:01:18:34

Problems for Miners, Gamers and Sanders (Getting Punched)

8/1/2019
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Also, we chat up Mayor Pete going after bad employers, the New York Mets great trade deals, good jobs coming from the US Senate Energy Bill, and the show gets a lady's touch.

Duration:01:21:43

Racists on the Radio, in the White House and at the Border

7/25/2019
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We are back after a short summer vacation in which our producer James got married and LaGrange headed to Jamacia. On the show, we discuss the racists over at WOR 710, find out what they had to say about AOC and about the kids who are being kept in cages at the border. In our Trump talk, his NLRB wants to allow employers to file for decertification elections and they want to deflate the rats you see at union protests. We dive into what going on and who's behind it. Plus a Trump...

Duration:01:22:13

Angry Umps, Trumka's Town Hall, and Toxic Coal Fire Pizza

6/20/2019
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Plus George was polled, he calls in. Brooklyn's Tony Barone talks up CWA's Call Center Bill, the one in New York passed last night. Farmworkers in New York are now allowed to organize and only have to work 60 hours a week before they can get overtime. Plus Uber and Lyft drivers want the state to reclassify them so they can join a union. Did you see Manny Machado getting tossed from the game against the Rockies? The umps sure did and they aren't happy about the one game suspension Machado...

Duration:01:12:32

Why Young People Hate Old People and the #USWNT

6/13/2019
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Plus can cafeteria workers cancel your flight, we remember Harvey Milk and what he did for the Coors Boycott during Pride Month, the origins of the Facebook and Google anti-trust case, stupid $hit Trump is doing and who shot Big Papi.

Duration:01:20:36

Is the "Trump's Not My President" argument divisive?

6/6/2019
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As Kris and Donny were arguing the same point on immigration we also talked about protestors getting locked up in New York's state capitol over housing costs, West Virginia tries to take away educators right to strike-will the Governor sign the bill? We also look at how Trump's tariffs will hurt the poor, TWU's President promises that there will blood in a strike against American Airlines, and the US Senate wants answers on Volkswagen's illegal employer retaliation tactics. Make sure to hit...

Duration:01:07:07

Top 3 things to talk about this Memorial Day weekend and how to be UCOMM’s Chauffer

5/23/2019
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Kamala Harris’ Gender Pay equity plan. Should 18-year old’s get to drive tractor trailers? Do we stop trading with the Philippine’s? Constructions standards hit rock bottom in West Virginia. Beto O’Rourke talks union on CNN. What it takes to be Kris LaGrange’s chauffeur and the top 3 things to talk about this Memorial Day weekend. Plus in Sports, should the Met’s fire Mickey Callaway and in Entertainment, the impact of TV shows All in the Family and the Jefferson’s on American race relations.

Duration:01:28:38

Delta Sucks & Problems at Facebook and the AFL-CIO

5/16/2019
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Plus wage and benefit victories from state to state and how to get an Alabama abortion.

Duration:01:23:59

Guns in Schools with AFT's Randi Weingarten

5/9/2019
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Congressman Tim Ryan goes bananas on the House floor over mass job loss in Ohio, but wait is the new GM deal another Trump long con like Foxconn? We discuss a dumb and "dangerous" law that would arm teachers. Should they be armed? AFT's Randi Weingarten calls in to discuss. Find out how unions are changing their approach to Presidential endorsements and staff at the Social Security Administration is shitting themselves as Trump goes after their workplace rights. We get labor lawyer Matthew...

Duration:01:23:01

Jobs that Pay, Jobs that Kill, NAFTA and Strip Clubs

5/2/2019
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Harris hops on the banning Right to Work train- welcome aboard Kamala! Trump went crazy over our nation's firefighters backing Uncle Joe for President We got the list of the worst places to work and our country's most dangerous jobs. Plus why keep NAFTA? What Green jobs pay the most? and how horny is Tefere Gebre?

Duration:01:30:28

Butts, Boobs, Bernie, and Becky

4/18/2019
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Becky Friedrichs is on tour trying to sell her shitty book about union busting, but no one is showing up. We found out this week that Bernie has joined the 1%, but does anyone really care? Plus we have some audio from the Stop and Shop strike in New England, we ask is there a double standard for teachers, especially female ones, and Beto talks pot and clean energy.

Duration:01:13:42

Hot Nurses, Babbling Bernie Sanders and Windmill Cancer

4/11/2019
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Feeling the Bern yet? Sanders proposes a swift change to national labor law while skipping out on the Building Trades Legislative pow wow in DC. Prevailing wage legislation failed to pass in New York we find out why. Hot nurses get a good union deal in the big apple, the 6 warning signs that you may have windmill cancer, and a list of progressive podcasts and shows according to the AFL-CIO

Duration:01:11:14

Raising the wage at Google & in New Hampshire, and kicking the Schiff out of Trump

4/4/2019
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On this week's show we look at the pro's and con's of comment sections on news sites, Google's $15 minimum wage -is it a union avoidance scheme? Trump is scared Schiff-less, find out why Beto O'Rourke kicks off his Presidential campaign, the Mets are playing this afternoon after finishing a game in Miami last night-are these guys overworked? Plus we promote the AFL-CIO's podcast and the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive.

Duration:01:27:07

Mueller Gave Us a gift, Texas AFL fights 1099's & Janus Hurts AFSCME

3/28/2019
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Calm down with Mueller Report, forget Barr because justice has not been served just yet. We get the Texas AFL-CIO on the phone to talk about how Silicon Valley is trying to push around the Lone Star State, Ed Sills will be calling in, he will also explain what SB 15 is. Trump's Janus took over 6% of public employee unions and does anyone believe that Mickey D's will raise their wages? I sure don't. Plus it's Opening Day! Let's Go Met's and the Sweet 16 is here and LaGrange's bracket is...

Duration:01:29:45

Donna Brazile on Fox News, Beto Backs Teachers, and Trout Gets Paid

3/21/2019
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Plus we go over a bill in Kansas designed to defund organized labor and we take a look at who LaGrange thinks is going to win the NCAA Tournament

Duration:00:59:18

Beto Runs, Trump's Budget Sucks, and Explaining Right to Work

3/14/2019
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Plus we ask why Trump is asking railroad and airline employees to decertify their unions, we pick favorites for the NCAA Tournament, we look at the benefits of the job-creating New York Film Tax Credit, and exclusive backroom details on the Building Trades relationship with Related, our nation's largest real estate developer.

Duration:01:21:40

Pervy College Prof Sues Union & #CountMeIn is Pissed

3/7/2019
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Plus we discuss what union(s) are qualified to organize the workforce at Amazon and ICE is up to their dirty tricks again, this time trying to deport a building porter anda few unions are trying to help out. We also remember Ted Lindsay, who battled with management and helped form the NHLPA and find out why Southwest Airlines sucks and is putting passengers at risk. Make sure to hit the Subscribe button to stay up to date on future episodes.

Duration:01:25:46

Ironworkers Cross the Line and the National Red Flag Gun Bill

2/28/2019
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Dan McCool calls in to talk about his group Blue Revolution, please join his Facebook group and give them money by clicking here. Jimmy bothers us through the entire show, Donny explains card check and the difficulty of call center work. We also talked a little sports as Spring Training has kicked off and Bob calls in to defend crazy little kids. All of this and more on the World Famous UCOMM Live.

Duration:01:22:14

Senate: National Right to Work Law, Beto on Oprah and Florida Trump Stories

2/21/2019
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Senator Rand Paul with the help of Donald Trump introduces a National Right to Work law- orange face has said he will sign it- thank the heaven for a blue house. Number of union households in the United States stays steady- we explain why it may look like its declined I got some Trump stories from my family vacation in Florida Beto was on Oprah and should the Academy Awards just cease to exist?

Duration:00:20:03