News From: Build Union

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...

by Brian Young | on Nov 07, 2017

The Future of Transit will be Union Made

Technology is constantly changing, but many of the trains that we ride on are still stuck in the last century. One company is trying to change that by building a high-speed train that will bring you...

by Brian Young | on Oct 24, 2017

States Act to Fill Construction Jobs

Across the country construction is booming, 35 states reported an increase from last year in construction jobs. 26 of those states also reported increases just in the last month. While this boom is...

by Kate Hogan | on Oct 06, 2017

Stardust Diner Reaches Settlement with Union

The singing servers at one of New York City’s most popular tourist destinations, Ellen’s Stardust Diner, won a huge labor victory this week. A year after the wait staff unionized with the...

by Press and Media | on Sep 22, 2017

Robots Taking Away Construction Jobs

Robots and technology are taking over many industries and the building trades may be the next industry to feel their effect. Of course, that means union tradesmen will also feel the effects. We...

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