News From: Safety

by Brian Young | on Mar 14, 2018

Students, Teachers and Union Leaders Say Enough is Enough

At 10 AM students in schools across the country walked out of their classes to honor a 17-minute vigil for the fallen students at Douglas Stoneman High School. While some schools expressly forbid...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 12, 2018

The Bad Man in the School Drill

Every morning when I see my children off to school I say I love you and have a good day. As I watch them walk to the bus stop, I often think; will this be the last time I am going to see them? I don...

by Brian Young | on Mar 09, 2018

Frontier Scab Pulls Gun on Striking CWA Members

Scabs, or the replacement workers who are hired to take striking union members jobs, are the lowest of the low. UCOMM readers have all heard about the scabs that threatened Local 3 members lives at...

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,...