News From: Union

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 16, 2020

Banning Unions from Lobbying

In a stunning decision issued on Tuesday, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has ruled that private-sector unions can’t use mandatory fees from employees to pay for lobbying efforts.

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 15, 2020

Salts: Enter the Amazon Job Fair

Only 6 percent of private-sector employees are covered by a union contract, however, unions are becoming as popular as ever. Combined with the urgency of the pandemic and the failing economy, this...

by Brian Young | on Sep 14, 2020

Trump's OSHA: $1,875 per Meatpacker Death

At 7:15 PM on a Friday, OSHA announced that they have fined another meatpacking company for failing to protect their workers from COVID-19. As UCOMM reported, earlier in the week, OSHA had announced...

by Guest Post | on Sep 11, 2020

Firefighters Union Outraged at Trump

Following reports that the Trump Administration has been siphoning money from the federal fund to take care of sick and dying first responders to the 9/11 attacks, the International Association of...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 10, 2020

Trump's OSHA: 3k per COVID Death

What is the value of a worker’s life during the COVID-19 crisis? The answer from OSHA seems to be $13,494.

by Guest Post | on Sep 09, 2020

The Energy Future will be Union Built

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department Hundreds of IBEW members could be working as early as next spring on construction of the New Jersey Wind Port, a massive project that has union...

by Guest Post | on Sep 08, 2020

In a Pandemic, Unions Matter

On this Labor Day, with our economy struggling under the weight of a spreading deadly virus, America’s workers need more of what inspired the holiday to begin with: we need more unions...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 04, 2020

Union Approval Hits 17 Year High

Support for labor unions continues to grow according to the latest Gallup poll. The latest poll, which is released annually right before Labor Day, shows the highest approval rating since 2003....

by Brian Young | on Sep 04, 2020

Companies Issue COVID Gag Orders

As companies bring their staff back to work, some big companies are beginning to institute new procedures. In addition to wearing masks, socially distancing, and adding things like plexiglass...

by Guest Post | on Sep 03, 2020

IBEW Swears in First Female International VP

This article was written by the IBEW Media Center. Fourth District International Representative Gina Cooper has been appointed the district’s vice president, making her the first woman to...