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by Guest Post | on Sep 27, 2018

Construction Unions Enhance Racial Equity

Richard Berman’s recent claim that construction unions have hurt the black community ("#CountMeOut: Construction unions leave minority workers behind," op-ed) is false and easily...

by Guest Post | on Sep 11, 2018

Rebuilding a Notorious Bridge in New York

The Hudson River crossing between Nyack and Tarrytown, N.Y., is a terrible place to build a bridge. The river is three miles across, one of the widest spots on the entire river, where, in places, the...

by AFL-CIO | on Sep 10, 2018

Spirit Airlines Customer Service Staff Join TWU

Despite predictions of the demise of labor unions in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, working people have secured another powerful victory...

by Guest Post | on Jun 04, 2018

IBEW Helps Make LA the Number 1 Solar City

The stars of Hollywood shine brightly in Los Angeles, but it is the city's world-famous sunshine that has catapulted the City of Angels atop the list of America's most solar-friendly cities...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 16, 2018

Count Me In: The Video

There is not really much to say other then that the #countmein movement has caught on. Two rallies a week with tens of thousands of followers and social networks tend to get the attention of the...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 09, 2018

Unions Rally Against Open Shop at Hudson Yards

On Tuesday, thousands of New York City Building and Construction Trades rallied at Union Square in New York City. The rally was being held to protest the use of non-union labor on the huge Hudson...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 21, 2018

Non-Union Contractor Caused FIU Bridge Collapse

The bridge collapse at Florida International University (FIU), last week killed six innocent people. UCOMM decided to do some quick investigation into who built this and who was responsible for the...

by Guest Post | on Mar 19, 2018

Hail the Prevailing Wage

This is New York. We don’t do “race to the bottom” here. We don’t invite in bottom-fishers and corner-cutters to build our buildings. And we don’t scapegoat workers...

by Guest Post | on Mar 13, 2018

Indiana's Repeal of the Prevailing Wage has been a Disaster

Vice President Mike Pence was governor of Indiana in 2015 when the state’s GOP-dominated Legislature passed a repeal of the state’s prevailing wage laws, arguing the measure would...

by Brian Young | on Dec 11, 2017

New Facebook Data Center Being Built Union

It takes a lot of data centers to handle the traffic that Facebook’s 1 billion daily users create. So much space is needed that Facebook has announced that they will triple the size of their...

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