News From: Community

by Brian Young | on Aug 06, 2018

DC Transit Union Says No to Whites Only Trains

On the one-year anniversary of the death of Heather Heyer and the riots that happened at a White Supremacist rally in Charlottesville Virginia, one of the leaders is planning a new march, this time...

by Brian Young | on Jul 25, 2018

Trenton Makes the World Takes

If you have taken Amtrak from Washington DC to New York or Boston, you probably have seen the famous Trenton Bridge. For decades the bridge has been lit up with a sign saying “Trenton Makes The...

by Guest Post | on Jul 20, 2018

IBEW Linemen Face Record Heat to Restore Power

The IBEW and others in the electrical industry celebrated National Lineworker Appreciation Day on July 10. The timing was fitting in Southern California, where hundreds of IBEW members worked to...

by Guest Post | on Jul 12, 2018

Union Food Drive Collects over 70 Million Pounds of Food

The 26th annual food drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), held on Saturday, May 12, collected 71.6 million pounds of food.  The 2018 food drive marks the 15th consecutive...

by Guest Post | on Jul 10, 2018

Thank a Lineman Today

July 10 is Linemen Appreciation Day, a moment to celebrate the men and women who keep our country running and memorialize those who have been injured or killed doing their job...

by Guest Post | on Jun 28, 2018

Families Belong Together

We have all read the news, seen the videos, or heard the tapes of children's cries for their mothers and fathers after being separated at the U.S. southern border. It is heartbreaking and...

by Ken Bradley | on Jun 22, 2018

Building Bikes for Kids

Local 29 participated in the United Way "Build a Bike" campaign where they work with boys and girls from clubs throughout the region. The children come to Heinz Field and they are paired...

by Guest Post | on Jun 13, 2018

Adults with Autism Need Jobs, Not Handouts

The Centers for Disease just reported that Autism rates in America have increased; now one in 59 children are on the spectrum. What amounts to a 15 percent rise in just two years is cause for alarm,...

by AFL-CIO | on Jun 10, 2018

Where all the Labor Monuments Are

Across the nation, there are great monuments to the labor union legacy, and some may even be closer than you realize. Add these sites to your travel itinerary to put a union twist...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 08, 2018

The New American Gestapo and Pablo the Pizza Man

Yes, there are some bad hombres who make it across the border. No one is disputing that and a wall is not going to stop them. Common sense supports that fact as well. When the Irish, Poles, and...

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