News From: Union

by Brian Young | on Jun 19, 2020

Antibody Tests Not Mandatory for Employment

With businesses around the country reopening, some employers are trying to figure out how to keep their employees safe. One idea that has been floated by scientists, politicians, and business groups...

by Bonnie Sultan | on Jun 18, 2020

Working Behind the Wall

When we think of incarceration, we think about people sentenced to prison. Perhaps we think of those in jail awaiting trial or serving a short sentence. When we think of reentry, the act of person...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 15, 2020

Facebook Creates Union Blocking Tool

On June 10th, Facebook held a presentation to talk about a new tool for its Workplace platform. Workplace is Facebook’s attempt to copy the popular intra-office messaging service known as Slack...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 10, 2020

AFL-CIO: Police Unions Can Stay In

Since the George Floyd killing, groups like the AFL-CIO have come under pressure to cut ties with police unions. On Tuesday, the AFL-CIO’s Executive Council considered a resolution that would...

by Brian Young | on Jun 09, 2020

A Call on AFL-CIO to Disaffiliate with Police Unions

With the George Floyd killing sparking peaceful protests around the country, the role of police unions is coming under scrutiny. While many are considered independent unions, meaning they are not a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 08, 2020

Will 50-a Police Discipline Records Rule Backfire?

A trusted source of UCOMM's has given us the skinny on the deal with releasing the employment records of officers who are suspected of being the bad apples. Newsday did a fair piece on it below,...

by Brian Young | on Jun 08, 2020

1.5 Million Government Employees Laid Off

One hundred days into the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown, almost all states and local municipalities have begun to reopen. Even New York City, the hardest-hit area in the country, has entered Phase 1...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 02, 2020

Frontline Workers Get Death Benefits

On Saturday, May 30th New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to grant death benefits to frontline workers who died in the war against COVID-19.

by Brian Young | on Jun 02, 2020

Alt-Right Posting Fake Protest Locations

Protests are raging in cities and towns across America to protest the murder of George Floyd. While most have stayed peaceful, some outside agitators have decided to co-opt the protests to commit...

by AFL-CIO | on Jun 01, 2020

AFL-CIO HQ Gets Vandalized

The following is a statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. My heart is heavy at the events of the past few days. I watched the video of George Floyd pleading for his life under the knee...