News From: Community

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 13, 2011

The Workers Memorial Mass

Every Year on Workers Memorial Day in NYC, St. Patrick's Cathedral hosts a standing room only Mass honoring all those in the Building Trades who died on the job. Workers Memorial Day, April 28th...

by Rollando Scott | on Apr 08, 2011

Hundreds of Us Marched and Rallied!

At 4.30 on April 4, there were six of us at Cadman Plaza Park and two of the people were our cameraman. At 4.40 pm there were thirty of us and then the crowd started to build by the minute and before...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 03, 2011

Shand to testify to NYS Energy Committee

IBEW Local 1049 Business Manager Bob Shand has been invited to testify before the NYS Senate Committee on Energy & Telecommunications, and the testimony will be regarding several issues involving...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 03, 2011

Unions to rally nationwide Monday, April 4th

13 rallies across NYS on National Day of Action With some state floating the idea of eliminating collective bargaining, thousands of Long Islanders, tens of thousands of New Yorkers and millions of...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 27, 2011

Keep My Bus!

Hundreds packed a conference room at Hofstra University on Wednesday, March 23rd for an MTA hearing about the future of LI Bus. Riders joined Jobs with Justice and TWU Local 252 to protest against...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 25, 2011

Union Leadership Training

Union Leadership Training Monday, March 28th at 5:30 PM There are a couple spots open, so please take advantage. In association with the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. This...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 28, 2010

Op-Ed; We must do more to prevent workplace deaths

As this month's tragic mine disaster in West Virginia proves, workplace fatalities are not a thing of the past. And they happen much closer to home, too.Now and then we Long Islanders learn of...

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