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by John Durso | on Jan 25, 2017

Emergency: Strike Support Needed

700 working people at Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) in Waterford, NY, members of IUE CWA Locals 359 and 380, have been on strike since November 2, 2016. These union brothers and sisters are...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 23, 2017

Recognizing Staff Accomplishments

On Thursday Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Political Director Ryan Stanton was named one of Long Island Business News (LIBN)’s 40 under 40.  The 40 under 40 is an anual award...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 24, 2016

Green jobs off the coast of Rhode Island

Recently, labor leaders from Long Island joined with labor leaders from Rhode Island to check out the Deepwater Wind project.  This offshore wind farm is a first of its kind in the United States...

by Brian Young | on Oct 21, 2016

UCOMM Fundraiser for Anthony Eramo

In what is a first for our organization, UCOMM Communications put together a fundraiser for our good friend Anthony Eramo, a rank & file union leader with the Communications Workers of America (...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 20, 2016

Another brick in the wall

Commondreams.org is a progressive news website. It recently launched a story "exposing" the "rift" between the building trades and progressive unions like the CWA, ATU and the...

Teamwork and Progress
by John Durso | on Jul 26, 2016

A rededication to the workforce

Since our last convention in 2013, we have made great strides as a union movement. When we convened three years ago, we were still feeling the effects of the economic recession that wouldn't end...

by Guest Post | on May 12, 2016

Big Tony just got even bigger

Tony Speelman, a committed labor leader who has dedicated nearly four decades of fighting for hard working men and women, was unanimously elected President of the over 20,000 member United Food...

by Brian Young | on May 04, 2016

Build a soccer stadium

Labor, community activists and the New York Cosmos professional soccer team rallied in Elmont, New York on Wednesday, May 3rd to support a proposed multi use soccer stadium and retail space. They...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 26, 2016

My run-in with an a-hole

We are in an extremely busy time of year right now at UCOMM Communications. We are building state of the art websites for four new clients and upgrading mobile technologies for four others. In...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 11, 2016

Everybody's doing it

Public employee union's aren't the only organizations under attached by the Conservative right. Organizations like ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) funded by wealthy corporate...

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