News From: Community

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 06, 2017

Union Fund for Texas Shooting Victims

Sadly, another horrifying tragedy has occurred in the United States. At least 26 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas this past Sunday...

by Kate Hogan | on Oct 13, 2017

Steel: Think Before you Buy

Steel is often said to be one of the commodities that is essential to economic growth. Considered to be the lifeblood of a healthy and wealthy manufacturing country, governments have always looked at...

by Kate Hogan | on Oct 09, 2017

Made in the USA: World's Finest Chocolate Bars

How many times has your child come home from school with a box of chocolate and a note saying you had to sell it for a fundraiser? After you end up buying the entire box for them and putting the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 05, 2017

Teamsters Denounce Lies About Strike in Puerto Rico

Last week, UCOMM reported how Teamsters locals in the United States were organizing members to head down to Puerto Rico to aid in the delivery of needed supplies. While they were organizing this trip...

by Guest Post | on Oct 03, 2017

AFL-CIO Seeking Volunteers for Puerto Rico Relief Effort

The AFL-CIO is coordinating relief efforts for Puerto Rico.  We hope that UAW Region 9A could supply a few volunteers, however, please read the information (see below) closely, it is a rigorous...

by Brian Young | on Sep 29, 2017

Teamsters Sending Drivers to Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria destroyed much of Puerto Rico, one of the largest rebuilding efforts began. Puerto Ricans are facing months without electricity, some have no potable water and shortages of food...

by Brian Young | on Sep 27, 2017

Industry Insight: How Hashtags Work

Two weeks ago, UCOMM wrote about the importance of having your local union on social networks. This week, we will look a little bit deeper into one of the key tools that help social networks like...

by Kate Hogan | on Sep 25, 2017

Five Star: Union Made in the USA

As school swings into full gear, people of all ages are going to need supplies. Children need notebooks, teachers need binders and parents need planners to keep track of it all. When you’re out...

by Guest Post | on Sep 18, 2017

New York Teamsters Become a Sanctuary Union

Following the deportation of a long-serving Teamster member last week, Teamsters Joint Council 16 today passed a resolution to become a "sanctuary union." As a sanctuary union, the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 15, 2017

Why I'm Marching Across the Brooklyn Bridge

I've marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to make a statement a few times already. The first was back in 2005 when the President of TWU Local 100 willingly broke New York's immoral Taylor Law...

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