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News From: Mayor Bill De Blasio

by Brian Young | on May 13, 2020

Trump Withholding Pay for NYC's Frontline Workers

With over 187,000 cases and 20,000 dead from COVID-19 New York City has been the hardest hit area in the world. On the frontlines of the war have been nurses, transit workers, police, fire, EMS, and...

by Brian Young | on Jul 24, 2019

De Blasio Wants to Ban At-Will Employment

This week, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has released his labor plan, which is a comprehensive plan for changing the United States labor laws to better favor working people.

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 19, 2018

City & State: Erikson's a Winner!

This week UCOMM wrote about how New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo joined together to support Local 3 IBEW’s strike at Spectrum. With the announcement that...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 15, 2018

NYC Mayor Cancels NY1 Segment over Spectrum Strike

For the last 19 months, Local 3 IBEW members at Spectrum have been on strike. As readers of UCOMM Blog know, in that time Local 3 has held rallies, elected officials have pressured the company, and...

by Brian Young | on Oct 17, 2017

40 Hour Safety Mandate

With construction deaths on the rise in New York City, Mayor Bill DeBlasio has signed a new bill into law that will drastically increase the amount of safety training a construction worker must have...

by Brian Young | on Apr 15, 2016

PBA brings fight to the streets

The NYC Police Benevolent Association (NYC PBA) is once again making a big splash in their fight with Mayor Bill De Blasio over raises for their members.  The PBA’s new campaign goes after...

by Brian Young | on Jun 25, 2015

Choosing Sides: Wages in Trouble in NYC

According to the NY Daily News, Mayor De Blasio was offered the ability to raise the minimum wage for all workers in NYC, but turned it down.  As part of a deal offfered to him by the Senate...