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by Brian Young | on Sep 09, 2019

Militancy against Trump at Labor Day Parade

This past Saturday, trade unionists from the tri-state region marched down Fifth Avenue to celebrate Labor Day. Marching past St. Patrick’s Cathedral as well as some of the most expensive...

Trump's Infrastructure Scam
by Guest Post | on Feb 10, 2017

Don't Trust Trump's Infrastructure Plan

Trump says he has a plan to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure. There's no question we need a major infrastructure upgrade. Decades of underfunding by elected officials has led to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 26, 2017

Mayor Walsh won't back down

Executive orders coming out of Washington have dominated news reporting, whether the news be fake, mainstream or alternative. All press surrounding these orders, and the responses of the White House...

Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Smith Jr.: WCB Highlights (HBO Boxing)
by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 19, 2016

Organized Labor's Cinderella Man

On Saturday, December 17, Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. fought former multi-class champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins in Hopkins final fight.  After eight rounds,...

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...

UCOMM Interview Joe Smith Jr
by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 01, 2016

A real life Cinderella Man

On June 18th, Laborers Local 66-member Joe Smith Jr. shocked the world by knocking out the WBC Light-Heavyweight International Champion Andrzej Fonfara just minutes into the first round.  The...

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 Kris LaGrange | on Nov 17, 2015

Does anything good ever happen in Missouri?

At University of Missouri, the football players were not the only people angry at University President Tim Wolfe for dropping the N bomb toward the student body president, which has prompted national...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 27, 2015

Could this happen?

With a July 31st deadline for infrastructure spending to expire, the Laborers International Union of North America is urging Congress to pass a long term extension for the funding.  Laborers...