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News From: Build Union

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 07, 2012

Where was Labor voice this weekend?

We were heartbroken to not see any Labor Day messages in Long Guy Lands Newsday this past Labor Day weekend. Sources tell us that the paper had to make room for the Conventions. Where a Labor Day Op...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 06, 2012

Bronx Cable Managers Terrorize Employees

Cablevision workers in the Bronx, N.Y., faced tremendous pressure and a brutal management campaign in their effort to get CWA representation. Despite strong support from members and leaders of Local...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 01, 2012

Piedmont gets first contract

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has reached a tentative first contract with Piedmont Airlines covering 3,500 fleet and passenger service agents. CWA will hold conference calls and...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 24, 2012

Unions are patriotic organizations, few can argue against that.

Unions are patriotic organizations, few can argue against that. The rights and freedoms that working people take advantage of, are rights and freedoms that thousands have fought and died to protect....

by Kris LaGrange | on May 24, 2012

Give thanks and remember the true meaning of Memorial Day

Civil War hero General John Logan fathered the movement to make Memorial Day a National Holiday. He left us with many traditions, but sadly some of these traditions are not practiced by all. The...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 05, 2012

Bread and Roses

Bread and Roses is an inspirational film that follows the story of a young female service worker, who sought to organizer her workforce in Los Angeles, California. The film highlights the organizing...

by Brian Schneck | on Jan 31, 2012

Cablevision in Brooklyn votes to unionize with the CWA!

On Jan. 26th, 282 Brooklyn Cablevision technicians and dispatchers in Brooklyn voted to join the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Local 1109 in a union election administered by National Labor...

by Rollando Scott | on Sep 05, 2011

Happy Labor Day Local 1109

Special message from President Rolando Scott This is the holiday that unions invented, and our very existence ensures that this holiday remain. Because of the work and sacrifice of many before us, we...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 25, 2011

Union Leadership Training

Union Leadership Training Monday, March 28th at 5:30 PM There are a couple spots open, so please take advantage. In association with the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. This...