News From: Community

by Guest Post | on Sep 12, 2018

IBEW Honors Five Heros

Five IBEW members have been honored for acting heroically to save lives last fall during one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history.

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 03, 2018

Labor Day 2018: A Labor of Love and Resentment

These are turbulent times, no one can argue that. It’s not as bad as the time our country was engaged in a Civil War or when we lost 58,000 soldiers in a war over ideals in Southeast Asia. We...

by Guest Post | on Aug 28, 2018

Teachers Spend $480 Out of Pocket for School Supplies

Nothing says “back to school” like fresh school supplies and a new backpack.  Thanks to a partnership between New York State United Teachers and WAMC Northeast Public Radio, 30...

by Press and Media | on Aug 23, 2018

NYC Police Union Proposes Plan to Better Community Relations

The New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association wants to help relations between the community and police by starting a new program to reward civilians who help an officer in need. Find out more...

by Press and Media | on Aug 17, 2018

The Pro's and Con's of Single Payer

As New York considers creating a single payer healthcare system to deal with rising healthcare costs, the Rand Corporation looks at the Pro's and Con's of a single payer system.

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...