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by Press and Media | on Mar 23, 2017

The South; the New China?

One of the biggest concerns for workers is the loss of good, well-paying factory jobs.  Autoworkers are some of the hardest working and best paid factory workers in the country, but states like...

by Press and Media | on Mar 20, 2017

Keep the record keeper!

Republicans in Congress are doing everything they can to lessen safety standards and make it more dangerous to go to work.  The most recent attack on workers’ safety is a push to block...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 14, 2017

PLA's in Trouble in Texas

Across the country, Project Labor Agreements are under attack.  UCOMM recently covered attempts to repeal Project Labor Agreement (PLA’s) requirements in Kentucky, Wisconsin, and even...

by Press and Media | on Mar 13, 2017

Union Speaks Out on Court Melee

As the story broke that Trump is going to cut the Federal workforce by 10%, except in departments that are politically advantageous to his bigoted obsessions like the Border Patrol, a story broke...

by Press and Media | on Mar 07, 2017

"This is insane"

Some more bad news from Washington, DC as the Huffington Post reports that Trump and his merry band of Congressional idiots have repealed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplace rule, an Executive Order...

by Gary Bonker | on Mar 07, 2017

Working safely and not doing too much

"Perfection it's not magic, but it's the art of doing things over and over and over." Philosopher DJ Kyos. The work we do for utilities can be very unforgiving.  We need...

by Press and Media | on Mar 03, 2017

Need for NARCAN Training

UPDATE: Since the time this story broke, we received a text from Bill Dobbins (quoted below) informing us that the Chief Court Officer just informed (him) that Narcan training has been added to the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 14, 2017

Trump sides with Associated Builders and Contractors

Trump has chosen the former chief lobbyist and Vice President of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Geoffrey Burr to join the Labor Department as part of the “beachhead team.”...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 14, 2017

The GOP: Anti-Police Union

It’s one of those age old questions. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Why’s the sky blue? Why’s water wet? Why do union cops vote Republican? No one really has the answers...

by Brian Young | on Feb 06, 2017

When the Sheriff Obstructs Justice

At a jail, safety is the number one priority.  Everyone from the employees to the inmates are inspected and face restrictions on what they can and cannot bring into restricted areas.  At...

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