News From: Union

by Guest Post | on Apr 22, 2020

NY Frontline Worker Fund

Each and every day of this crisis, union members on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak are bravely going to work, putting their health and lives on the line for their fellow New Yorkers. And yet...

by Guest Post | on Apr 20, 2020

IBEW Members Sequestered at Power Plants

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. Several dozen IBEW utility members have been sequestered at their work sites in California and New York since early April to protect critical power...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 20, 2020

SEIU Opens COVD-19 Testing Sites

Before the country can re-open medical professionals and elected officials are warning that COVID-19 testing needs to be expanded. While some states are already looking to re-open, other states are...

by Guest Post | on Apr 17, 2020

Put a Worker on the AT&T Board

CWA Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus Jeff Rechenbach has proposed that AT&T add an employee director to its Board. The proposal will be up for a vote at AT&T's Annual Meeting of...

by Guest Post | on Apr 17, 2020

America Could See the Biggest Labor Movement in Decades

This post was written by Steve LeVine. Steve was on this week's UCOMM Live. Listen to his interview by clicking here. In September 1945, a little-remembered frenzy erupted in the United States...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 15, 2020

Electricians are Answering the Call

Essential workers come in all shapes and sizes. UCOMM Blog has focused on grocery store workers who have kept us fed through the quarantine, healthcare workers who have taken care of our sick, and...

by Guest Post | on Apr 14, 2020

Labor's 40 under 40

This article was written by City & State. Click here for the full article including pictures of the Top 40 under 40. Even as the labor movement fades in other parts of the country, it remains...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 13, 2020

Expanding New York's Hospital Capacity

With New York being the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, elected officials have been warning that hospitals could be overwhelmed with a surge of patients. To lessen the demand for the area'...

by Brian Young | on Apr 13, 2020

27 Year Old Grocery Store Worker Dies from COVID-19

After weeks of working in grocery stores and being exposed to COVID-19 grocery store workers are beginning to die. One of the first to die was Leilani Jordan, a 27-year-old grocery store clerk at...

by Guest Post | on Apr 09, 2020

Members Helping Members in a Time of Crisis

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. As volunteers delivered care packages of food to Chicago Local 134 retirees and widows at the end of March, Elbert Walters said it was a little like...

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