News From: Community

by AFL-CIO | on Aug 16, 2018

Union Members Call For End to Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy

On Wednesday, August 15th, thousands of union members from across the Labor Movement joined together in Philadelphia to mount the largest protest of its kind against Trump's policy of family...

by Press and Media | on Aug 14, 2018

The Rise of Anti-Fascism Activism

Columnist Cathy Young takes a look at the rise of anti-fascist protestors in the era of Trump.

by Guest Post | on Aug 10, 2018

Union-Run Health Clinics: Solidarity Through Affordable Care

In union-dense New York City, Local 3 has long operated a medical clinic for members from its headquarters in Queens. Its nearly 30,000 members could populate a respectably-sized small town, so it...

by Guest Post | on Aug 09, 2018

Union Wireman Giving Back Via Backpacks

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Local 728 member Phil St. Jean isn’t one to walk by when he sees someone in need, especially not when it’s in Dominica, his home country.

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...