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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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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

Why Union Density is Down

1/23/2020
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Plus Trump bans union stickers, Mexican unions threaten a strike against Home Depot, Barstool Sports gets a slap on the wrist from the NLRB, and should employers be allowed to microchip their employees?

Duration:01:23:16

Scandals at MLB and UAW and Changes in West Virginia and Colorado

1/16/2020
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MLB is coming down hard on managers involved in a sign-stealing scheme. LaGrange argues with Will C about whether this is the progression of the game or just a repeat of the Black Sox scandal. West Virginia's Supreme Court is hearing a case about their Right to Work law, while Colorado's Governor is supporting a bill to give public employees bargaining rights. CNN is paying a record fine for union-busting, while FedEx gets off scot-free and the PRO Act is finally getting a vote in the...

Duration:01:24:19

2020 Presidential Predictions, AT&T, Trump & Gamers

1/9/2020
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Rick Smith from The Rick Smith Show joins us to talk about Presidential politics and give us some insight into the 2020 election. Wes McEnany from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) called in to explain their organizing drive of tech and game workers. Plus minimum wage increases save lives, a law firm in Texas is preying on public employees, Columbia Sportswear is organizing over Band-Aids, and Trump is mum on AT&T outsourcing jobs.

Duration:01:16:26

Doing What's Right this Christmas with AFT's Randi Weingarten

12/19/2019
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We have the AFT's Randi Weingarten on to talk about the Rochester School District firing 150 teachers in the middle of the year. We also discuss 41% of employers breaking the law to stop a union and the NLRB making it harder to join a union. Plus Trump is getting impeached, the AFL-CIO is supporting USMCA, and minor league ball players are getting high this holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Duration:01:21:11

How Amazon is Killing Workers

12/5/2019
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Injuries are sky-high at the Amazon facility in Staten Island and deaths are up in the last year nationwide. At the same time, union construction sites are proving to be the safest around, maybe the Amazon workers need to talk union? Google workers are talking union and the tech giant is trying to stop it, while Harvard Grad students are on strike for better wages and an end to harassment on the job. Plus O'Malley stands up to Trump official and the Mets have a new owner.

Duration:01:26:12

Fired for Unionizing at Solar Facility

11/21/2019
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The 2020 election is almost here and Mike Bloomberg is spending $100M on Anti-Trump ads. We have exclusive information from the Hard Rock Hotel Collapse and we ask why the Mayor is so dead set on imploding the building. Mark Janus is back in court once again trying to get his $3,000 in union dues back. We also have Chris, a Local 3 IBEW solar employee in studio. He worked for a company Bright Power, who fired him and the rest of his co-workers for joining a union. Plus Gary Jones is out as...

Duration:01:24:09

Arguing Alabama, Scabbing, And Colin Kapernick

11/14/2019
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Plus it's National Save Apprenticeship week for the IBEW, we talk about Trump's effort to water down union apprenticeships. Steelworkers are on strike in Minnesota, 25k are organizing at Delta, and we look at what a bad place Alabama is to live in. The Huffpost wrote a 5,000 word story about how the word scab is becoming mainstream, Kapernick is getting a tryout, and Mets win the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards.

Duration:01:17:45

Trump Gets Booed, A Sign of Things to Come?

11/7/2019
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AFGE's President is taking a leave of absence after accusations of sexual harassment. Should we cover stories like this? Some say yes, some no, we discuss. Trump is getting booed everywhere he goes and unemployment is up in important swing states. Chance the Rapper is now the Chicago Teachers favorite after his appearance on SNL. The UAW's President is forced out after leaders listened to last week's show. Elizabeth Warren's education plan is a game changer and the Mets hire Carlos Beltran.

Duration:01:16:24

UAW Fighting Corruption and GM at the Same Time

10/24/2019
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UAW is still on strike at GM and sadly a member lost his life on the picket line. We have a UAW President on to talk about the strike and corruption within the leadership. Chicago teachers are still on strike and the Mayor's actions are making us wonder, can union's count on the Democrats? Bernie Sanders and AOC had 26K at a rally in NYC, a lawsuit is filed against the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, and Facebook is being investigated.

Duration:01:30:24

Who's Responsible for Hard Rock Collapse and Chicago Teachers on Strike

10/17/2019
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On this week's show, we get into how ABC contractors are murdering construction workers in New Orleans. We have audio from the incident that is shocking the nation. The UAW has an agreement with GM, but employees at Mack Trucks are now on strike. Social Security checks are getting bigger, thanks to the Democrats from 1975. Plus teachers are on strike in Chicago, here is why. Listen to LaGrange on Gerod's show here. Listen to LaGrange with Will C, On the Board Sports here.

Duration:01:26:08

Trump's Plan to Destroy Federal Unions

10/10/2019
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On this week's show, we have a leaked memo on Trump's plan to destroy federal unions as he orders agencies to follow his anti-union executive order. In 2016 West Virginia repealed their prevailing wage law and the results are in for how bad that turned out. We explain Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro's plan to strengthen collective bargaining and AT&T is under attack from a vulture capitalist.

Duration:01:27:26

Callaway Fired, GM Strike Continues and Tesla Busts Union

10/3/2019
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The GM Strike is in its third week, the UAW starts to pay out strike benefits while plants in Mexico begin to close. Tesla gets caught union-busting and so does a Mentos plant in Bangladesh. They even had kids as young of 12 working there. Unions are calling on Congress to pass the PRO Act and Senator Sherrod Brown wants to create a system to protect workers who lose their jobs due to automation. Plus we have Will C in from On the Board Sports to talk about Mickey Callaway getting fired,...

Duration:01:19:02

Understanding Impeachment Process

9/26/2019
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Trump is trying to cut funding for school lunches, leaving half a million kids hungry at school. Nerds who work for a Google contractors have organized with the Steelworkers union, we take a look at what their issues are. Chicago teachers are preparing to strike after the City refused to give them a fair contract that helps their lowest-paid employees. Trump is trying to take away collective bargaining rights for Graduate students, we look at why these students need the right to join a...

Duration:01:32:33

Why this UAW/GM Strike is Different from all Others

9/19/2019
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Plus LaGrange calls JR Baker a UAW Leader in Western New York, experienced striker Don Dunn of the CWA calls in, and thank you to Local 3 member Robert Morano who was our UCOMM Live $200 winner. Robert decided to donate his winnings to the Local 3 Spectrum Strike fund.

Duration:01:29:00

SharpieGate, The Weatherman, and our New App Drug Hub

9/12/2019
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Plus we have an interview with the AFL-CIO's Liz Schuler. She talks to us at the NYC Labor Day Parade. We remember 9/11 with Local 3 IBEW's Business Manager Chris Erikson. Lenny is back to talk about the opioid crisis and some of the great work he did this past week volunteering in Philly. We look at how the NLRB has lost its way under Trump, his obsession with a weather map, and the 10,000 jobs that were lost because of his trade war.

Duration:01:26:34

Trump Attacks Unions & His Supporters Vandalize UCOMM

9/5/2019
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Are union leaders getting younger? Panelist Cordelia Anthony was profiled by a local newspaper about this, so we take a look. Labor Day just passed and Trump sent out his annual Labor Day tweet attacking the AFL-CIO, unions, and Trumka, who wasn't the only one attacked over the weekend. That's right, UCOMM was vandalized and we have opened an investigation into who we think did it. Plus Antonio Brown got himself suspended, the Packers are playing the Bears, and we ask are the Mets for real?

Duration:01:23:12

Marching on Mississippi and is NRA Code for Small ...?

8/22/2019
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On this week's show, we have audio from LaGrange on America's Workforce Radio in Ohio and we are joined by Chris Garlock, the host of Union City radio in Washington DC. NLRB charges have been filed against Barstool Sports, what does that mean for the company? The Freedom Foundation hires a terrorist to run their Oregon chapter, Antonio Brown is back on the field and wearing his helmet, the Mets are still in the Wild Card chase, and could Carli Lloyd become the first female to play in the...

Duration:01:20:30

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