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by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 16, 2015

Presidential Candidate O’Malley on UCOMM Radio!

Sunday Evening Union show on 77 WABC to host the Ex-Governor of MarylandNew York, New York- This Sunday night on AM 770 WABC candidate for President and former Governor of Maryland Martin O’...

by Daniel Hinton | on Mar 24, 2015

Main Event: In This Corner, the NLRB!

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted last week to block new NLRB union election rules, defying Pres. Obama's threat to veto such a congressional motion. ...

by Brian Young | on Mar 15, 2015

The 2015 Young Workers Summit

The AFL-CIO's Next Up Young Worker Summit gathers young activists fighting for social and economic justice all across the nation. The annual summit will take place at the Hilton Chicago on the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 03, 2015

LaGrange: Unions making a comeback

Republished from the Long Island Business NewsThe U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its numbers on the amount of New York union members. The Empire State still has the highest union...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 27, 2015

The Confessions of an Anti-Union Columnist

This past week, in the NY Times, Nicholas Kristof wrote about his experience of being a union hater.  He says he disdained unions for bringing corruption, nepotism and rigid work rules into the...

by Guest Post | on Feb 13, 2015

Unions join forces to stop Postal Service Outsourcing

The Communications Workers of America and more than 60 other labor, public interest, faith, community and civil rights organizations have formed the Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service....

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 03, 2015

From Wall Street to da' Bronx: The New NYS Assembly Leader

In what could be called incredible political irony, the new Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Carl Heastie - hails from the Boogie Down Bronx; an economically diverse borough with union and...

by Billy Imandt | on Nov 10, 2014

LIBN: Time for Andy to play nice with NY union leaders

Congratulations to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for pulling off another win. The margin of victory was not as big as he would've liked, but we saw that coming, considering his checkered record with...

by Jeff Davis | on Sep 12, 2014

Welcome IBEW Local 1956 Members

Clerical employees of Equitable Gas, now a division of Peoples Gas, that were represented for many years by IBEW Local Union 1956 have been merged into Local 29 effective August 1st. The membership...

by Jeffrey Klein | on Sep 10, 2014

The thankless dedication of a union representative

Brothers and Sisters, regrettably I recently accepted the resignation of long time first shift LIRR Car Shop union representative John "Jesse" Danz. Jesse has always been a...