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by Chris Erikson Jr. | on Feb 01, 2017

DeBlasio Allows Construction Deaths

Yesterday in lower Manhattan, tens of thousands of workers came together to collectively raise their voices outside of City Hall and the City Council Chambers in support of a package of bills aimed...

by Kate Hogan | on Jul 08, 2016

Union wins extended pool season

Sunshine, tan lines, slow tides, and blue skies are trademarks of summertime. We all love to take the trip to the sandy beaches or our local city pool. Well, in New York City, people will be getting...

by Daniel Hinton | on Oct 14, 2015

Writer-Producers Call Out Spike TV

While the Democratic candidates debated in Vegas and the Mets fell to the Dodgers in Flushing, the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) took to the streets. WGAE members, New York City Central Labor...

by Daniel Hinton | on Sep 12, 2015

Unions Close Racial Pay Gap, CUNY Study Says

Researchers at the Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) came out with a study last week showing that organizing non-white workers closes...

by Theresa Chiarella | on Jul 30, 2015

My First Union Rally

About a week ago I was asked if I was available to come to an event in the city to promote UCOMM Radio. I agreed without any knowledge of what I was entering into. Arriving at Babylon train station...

by Ted Skerpon | on Aug 28, 2014

Labor Day's True Meaning

President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day a national holiday in 1894 and as we all know, the first Labor Day was observed in 1882 right here in the great state of New York by the Central Labor...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 31, 2013

CNN: Inside Man investigates challenges facing unions

Inside Man, airing on CNN focuses on the real lives of those helping tow the line for America's middle class. "Supersize Me" star Morgan Spurlock, the series host, interviewed long-time...