News From: Laborers

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 21, 2016

The skinny on union conventions

This week, two major unions are holding their union conventions. For those who are not in a union, a convention might seem a little nerdy or it might seem like one big party - but that couldn’t...

by Brian Young | on Jul 08, 2016

Christie costs thousands their jobs

Tradesmen and women in New Jersey are preparing for a work stoppage this week after Governor Chris Christie called for all public works projects to shut down for the next week.  The shutdown...

by Press and Media | on Jul 05, 2016

Suicide rates by Job

This article originally appeared in Newsday. Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a large...

by Guest Post | on Jun 22, 2016

How low wages hurt the boss

Out-of-state contractors benefited after Indiana weakened its prevailing wage law, according to a new Economic Commentary from the Midwest Economic Policy Institute.Despite an emerging academic...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 17, 2016

Union Laborer boxing on National TV

It is with great pride that we share with you that Irish Joe Smith Jr., a member of Laborers Local 66, will be boxing this Saturday on National TV. UCOMM's close relationship with Local 66 makes...

Keepers of the Rat
by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 03, 2016

Defining the Rat

Take a look at this artistic 6-minute vid constructed by some videographers at the NY Daily News. They take a behind the scenes look at a construction trades protest using the infamous inflatable rat...

by Press and Media | on May 11, 2016

Can a Community shun its workers

This editorial appeared in Newsday. Headed out east to Amagansett on a sunny afternoon, it’s easy to understand the feelings of local residents who oppose building 40 units of workforce...

by Brian Young | on Mar 01, 2016

Tesla's friction in the heat

In the Nevada dessert, Tesla is building a massive factory to build their state of the art batteries.  The factory, called the Gigafactory, is being built with $1.5 Billion in tax credits from...

by Brian Young | on Feb 19, 2016

New weapon in arsenal of activism

The General Building and Construction Laborers Local 66 based on Long Island, NY has just added a new weapon in their arsonal of activism.  A recent purchase of an LED multi-media truck is...

by Brian Young | on Aug 06, 2015

Construction Jobs Growing

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released a new report that says that construction jobs are expected to be one of the fastest growing job categories over the next 7 years.  In their report...

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