by Guest Post | on Feb 23, 2018

NYSUT: Arming teachers won’t make schools safer

New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta, after receiving impassioned phone calls, e-mails and social media posts from educators across the state, today reiterated the union’s...

by Guest Post | on Feb 16, 2018

Not One More

We have had so many people reaching out to us feeling helpless as we face ANOTHER horrific school shooting. BATs is in the process of planning a national action with grassroots and national...

by Press and Media | on Feb 12, 2018

Amtrak Worker Fights for Life After Being Electrocuted

Safety at work is extremely important, especially when you are dealing with high voltage train tracks. One Amtrak worker is struggling for life after being electrocuted while working on tracks in New...

by Brian Young | on Jan 23, 2018

Historic Deal Holds Company Accountable for Factory Conditions

In 2013, Rana Plaza, a factory in Bangladesh that produced apparel for some of the world’s most well-known brands, collapsed and killed 1,135 people. This tragedy, considered to be the world...

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...