News From: Safety

by Brian Young | on Jan 05, 2018

Coal Mine Deaths Skyrocket Under Trump

Not only is Coal Country facing the reality that their industry is slowly dying, they are now facing an uptick in miner deaths.

by Press and Media | on Dec 05, 2017

Governor Veto's Disability Bill for Corrections Officers

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo once again has blocked an attempt to take care of our public safety workers who are injured on the job, this time vetoing a bill to help Corrections Officers in Nassau...

by Brian Young | on Nov 20, 2017

Safe Workplaces Help with Contract Bargaining

One of the most important jobs that a union has is making sure that their workers return home safe at night. Throughout history, unions have fought for stronger workplace safety laws. Recently,...

by Brian Young | on Oct 17, 2017

40 Hour Safety Mandate

With construction deaths on the rise in New York City, Mayor Bill DeBlasio has signed a new bill into law that will drastically increase the amount of safety training a construction worker must have...

by Kate Hogan | on Oct 16, 2017

Stopping Sexual Harassment

Over the last few weeks, a spotlight has been shown on one of the worst and most underreported workplace violations, sexual harassment. While UCOMM covered the fallout from Fox’s Roger Ailes...

by Richard J. Bran... | on Oct 12, 2017

Explaining Workers Comp

In New York State, employers are required to have Workers Compensation insurance coverage to protect an employee injured on the job. Workers Compensation benefits include medical care, prescription...

by Gary Bonker | on Oct 11, 2017

IBEW 10 Member Saves a Life

While on his way to a route on the morning of September 12, 2017, Matt came upon a truck turned over on its top. It was a tractor-trailer carrying compress natural gas. Without regard for his own...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 06, 2017

Union Security Guard Called Hero of Las Vegas Shooting

Las Vegas was rocked on Sunday by the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Over the last few days, we have heard stories of heroic police, fire and EMT’s rushing into the hail of...

by Richard J. Bran... | on Oct 03, 2017

Know Your Rights: Protect the NY Scaffold Law

For over 130 years, the NY Scaffold Law (Labor Law §240 and §241) protected some of the most vulnerable workers in this state from the reckless actions of property owners and general...

by Brian Young | on Sep 11, 2017

Trump's Coal Con is Killing Coal Miners

After just eight months in office, workers are already feeling the effects of Trump’s refusal to do his job. Nowhere has it been felt more than in coal country. With important mine safety jobs...