News From: Safety

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 27, 2015

Remembering workers who didn’t come home

For the past 5 years, union leaders from the Building Trades, telecom, utilities, healthcare, law enforcement and other danger element industries get together and go to church. Why is this news?...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 24, 2015

NFL Head Injuries: Benny's they deserve

If you don't love football than you don't love America, so we say love it and leave it. We know it's not a sport for everyone, but it's one of America's most popular pastimes. Yes...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 23, 2015

Does New York need a Utility Worker Assault Bill?

The IBEW Utility Labor Council of New York State (ULC) recently got together at one of their quarterly professional development workshops to share best practices, tactics and stratgize on moving the...

by Brian Young | on Apr 14, 2015

Nassau's Top Cop

This week, the Nassau PBA recognized Nicholas Zaharis with it’s top cop honor.  Last November, Officer Zaharis was called to a report of an armed robbery in Uniondale.  After...

by Brian Young | on Mar 30, 2015

The Fire that Started it all

March 25th represented the 104th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. This fire killed 146 garment workers.  Many where killed because the anti-union bosses locked workers into the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 22, 2015

United Steelworkers bring the fight to Shell / Motiva

The U.S. refinery strike was widening on Friday night as workers at the nation's largest refinery gave notice of a walkout beginning on Saturday, the United Steelworkers union said.Shortly after...

by Guest Post | on Feb 05, 2015

Is Safety too much to ask?

I take great exception to a recent LIBN article (“Suffolk mulls new apprenticeship rules for county work,”) and accompanying editor’s note. What a slanted one-sided subjective...

by Jeffrey Klein | on Jan 07, 2015

Problems at Newark Airtrain?

Safety issues on the guideway are still at the forefront. What has made things difficult is the fact that federal law requires each State to assign or create an agency to oversee safety compliance on...

by Buddy Thoman | on Oct 20, 2014

October is Lineman Appreciation Month?

Message from Business Manager Bud Thoman Energy Strong is starting to pick up, slowly but surely. In the Ewing Township home gas explosion, contractors hit a line which resulted in a fatality....

by Ted Skerpon | on Jul 09, 2014

Utility Workers Assault Bill

Both houses failed to move the Utility Assualt Bill. The ULC is very concerned that legislators continue to lack the education of the dangers that the employees in the utility industry face on a...

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