News From: Build Union

by Labor 411 | on Feb 12, 2016

Happy Union-Made Valentine’s Day!

The season of love is here. Along with some delicious union-made chocolates, we’ve added flowers and a few other gifts to the Valentine’s Day list this year. Get your special someone...

by Brian Young | on Nov 08, 2015

Goal to Brooklyn

A new soccer stadium may be coming to Elmont and with it hundreds of jobs for the building and construction trades. At a rally at the proposed site, trades members were joined by Senator Jack...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 07, 2015

Non Union Builder Kills Again

After hours of searching firefighters finally recovered the body of a non-union construction worker who lost his life demolishing the building.  The future site of a ritzy hotel in midtown,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 18, 2015

"We Work" Partners With Unions

An agreement has been reached between "We Work" companies and cleaners over the employment of office cleaners at "We Work" properties."We Work," an office space company...

by Daniel Hinton | on Sep 27, 2015

UCOMM Ed: What's a Microunion?

Ever since Target pharmacy workers voted to organize for the first time in the company's history last week, the term "micro-union" has been popping up a lot more in the media. It's...

by Daniel Hinton | on Sep 17, 2015

Target Pharmacists Vote Yes to Union

For the first time in the company's 113-year history, Target pharmacy employees in Brooklyn have voted to organize a labor union. According to a filing from the NLRB, a small group of pharmacists...

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 Daniel Hinton | on Aug 14, 2015

Teachers Join the Sea of Red

Approximately 300 CWA brothers and sisters and their allies rallied on Thursday in Rocky Point, Long Island, to protest Verizon's anti-union tactics during contract negotiations. Most of...

by Daniel Hinton | on Aug 07, 2015

UCOMM Ed: What Does "Crab Mentality" Mean?

Ever notice how crabs in a bucket pull and pinch each other when one of them gets closer to the top of the lid? When one crab climbs above the others, another brings it back down to the bottom (or at...

by Brian Young | on Apr 27, 2015

LAX Workers Flying High After Strike

On April 14th, low wage airport workers in LA went on strike to protest their poor working conditions.  With 12 LA City Council members, they marched through the LAX terminal to voice their...

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