News From: Union

by Guest Post | on Apr 18, 2017

April 18th: National Lineman Appreciation Day

National Lineman Appreciation Day is a time to express our utmost appreciation to the great men and women that work so hard for us every day. It's our honor to celebrate the hard work, innovation...

by James Ryan | on Apr 17, 2017

Reclassify 911 Operators

As the federal government nears a final decision on whether to update its classification system describing occupations in the United States, APCO has launched a White House petition...

by Press and Media | on Apr 14, 2017

From High School, Ladies to the Trades

Traditionally the Building Trades has been dominated by men, but as UCOMM has previously reported the share of women in the trades is growing.  In Massachusetts, a job fair was recently held to...

by Workers Indepen... | on Apr 13, 2017

Union Yes by a margin of 6-1

American University grad student workers will soon see their overwhelming vote to join SEIU Local 500 certified by the National Labor Relations Board. That union local also represents adjunct...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 13, 2017

Leaders Without Titles

I was once called a Labor Leader by someone who is a true Labor Leader. It took me by surprise because I have never been called that before. You see, I was never elected by a group of working people...

by Press and Media | on Apr 13, 2017

McDermott: A Cops Cop

The Nassau County Police Benevolent Association has a new President, James McDermott, who is taking over for long time President James Carver who retired earlier this year.  As the leader of...

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 11, 2017

Union Dues Now Tax Deductible

The New York State Assembly passed a 'final' budget' on Friday, with the Senate reconciling and passing that same budget bill Sunday night.  In the final package was a provision that...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 11, 2017

There's No Infrastructure Plan

Trump has been talking lately to the Building Trades so we put together some bullet points on how Trump is going to screw them over: 12 weeks in, still no infrastructure plan, because he...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 10, 2017

Teachers Union Leadership Change

This past weekend, the 600,000 member New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) held their annual Representative Assembly as well as the triannual statewide union officers’ elections.  A few...

by Gary Bonker | on Apr 10, 2017

Being Prepared isn't Doing the Minimum

While you are planning your job at hand and checking the Accident Prevention Manual (APM) or OSHA regulations, please remember that these guidelines are the minimum you are required to do. You can...

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