News From: Building Trades

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 09, 2018

Did the Carpenters Sell Out #CountMeIn?

New York City Building and Construction trade members have made a stand against greedy developers who seek to undercut their jobs. At Hudson Yards, a massive development just west of Penn Station,...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 16, 2018

Count Me In: The Video

There is not really much to say other then that the #countmein movement has caught on. Two rallies a week with tens of thousands of followers and social networks tend to get the attention of the...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 09, 2018

Unions Rally Against Open Shop at Hudson Yards

On Tuesday, thousands of New York City Building and Construction Trades rallied at Union Square in New York City. The rally was being held to protest the use of non-union labor on the huge Hudson...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 21, 2018

Non-Union Contractor Caused FIU Bridge Collapse

The bridge collapse at Florida International University (FIU), last week killed six innocent people. UCOMM decided to do some quick investigation into who built this and who was responsible for the...

by Press and Media | on Mar 15, 2018

Closing the Prevailing Wage Loophole

In New York, companies are using a loophole in New York State law to avoid paying a prevailing wage on certain publicly funded projects. Read more from the AP below.

by Press and Media | on Jan 09, 2018

From Ironwork to Leading the Trades

Long Island union leader Dick O'Kane has announced that he will be retiring. Below is an interview with O'Kane on his retirement.

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 18, 2017

"You Have Given My Kids a Christmas"

For the last 10 months, 1,800 families have been on strike at Spectrum. As the company refuses to budge on its demand for regressive givebacks, these families are facing an uncertain future this...

by Brian Young | on Dec 12, 2017

Prevailing Wage on the Ballot in Michigan

Unions in Michigan, inspired by Missouri unions’ fight against Right to Work, are banding together to protect prevailing wage in the state by bringing the issue to the voters in November.

by Brian Young | on Dec 11, 2017

New Facebook Data Center Being Built Union

It takes a lot of data centers to handle the traffic that Facebook’s 1 billion daily users create. So much space is needed that Facebook has announced that they will triple the size of their...

by Brian Young | on Nov 07, 2017

The Future of Transit will be Union Made

Technology is constantly changing, but many of the trains that we ride on are still stuck in the last century. One company is trying to change that by building a high-speed train that will bring you...

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