News From: Community

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 Gary Bonker | on Sep 15, 2017

Union Membership is not a Spectator Sport

Being a member of a Union is not a spectator sport. Unions were not designed to have its members sit in the stands and talk about the action taking place on the field.  

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...

by Guest Post | on Sep 14, 2017

IBEW Linemen Head to Florida to Restore Power

More than 10 million people are without power in the Sunshine State after Hurricane Irma churned its way up the length of the peninsula over the weekend, unleashing 140 mph winds, heavy rain and 10-...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 13, 2017

Industry Insight: Importance of Taking Photos

Last week, we looked at the importance of your union using social media, but it is not enough to just have a page, you must also update it with content that your members want to see. While news...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 12, 2017

How We Felt on 9/12

Yesterday was the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attack that killed over 3,000 Americans. We all remember that day vividly. Many of you reading this were sixteen years younger, some...