News From: Safety

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 25, 2020

Perdue Workers Walk Out

While many workers are working from home to stop the spread of COVID-19 some workers are still forced to go to work. At many businesses that are deemed “essential,” workers are getting...

by Brian Young | on Mar 25, 2020

UFCW: Make Grocers Essential

Grocery stores across the nation have become lifebloods for communities that are forced to quarantine. For many, it is people's only chance to get out of the house and talk to people in person....

by Press and Media | on Mar 19, 2020

Solidarity in Times of Social Distancing

With Coronavirus spreading, here are some tips for staying sane and in solidarity with your fellow workers. Read more below from HuffPost.

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 18, 2020

How Unions are Bargaining Coronavirus Protections

With coronavirus spreading throughout the world, workers in a number of industries have faced uncertain futures. Sports leagues have been canceled, and jobs have shut down. However, for some union...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 16, 2020

There’s no such thing as Paid Sick Leave

The Covid-19 scare is the talk of the town. It’s dominating everything. In New York, schools are closed for at least 2 weeks. On Sunday in Italy, 358 people died. Everything is canceled, our...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 13, 2020

Teachers Unions on Coronavirus: Close the Schools

With Trump declaring a national emergency around coronavirus, many local governments are deciding how best to keep people safe. At a national level, some unions are pushing for more funding to aid in...

by Press and Media | on Mar 12, 2020

Hotel Union to Provide 90,000 Free Covid-19 Tests

Amid fears of coronavirus, many are concerned about the cost of getting tested. The New York Hotel  Trades Council wants to ensure that all of their members and family stay safe by ensuring that...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 12, 2020

Biden's Plan to Combat Coronavirus

With stock markets plummeting, professional sports leagues suspending play, and American’s having a general sense of panic over the coronavirus, Trump addressed the nation last night to declare...

by Brian Young | on Mar 06, 2020

Unions Want More Teleworking Amid Coronavirus

Turn on the news and the lead story every day is about coronavirus. As the virus spread across Asia and Europe many offices began preparing for an outbreak in the United States and what that might...

by Brian Young | on Mar 02, 2020

Inspectors Falsified Reports at Hard Rock Hotel

In October, UCOMM reported on the deadly building collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans. Nearly six months later, the bodies of the workers who died in the collapse have still not been...

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