News From: Unions

by Brian Young | on Apr 11, 2017

Mommy, can I join the union?

Texas has never been the most union friendly state, but a new proposed law may just be overkill. Minors in Texas may soon need to get parental consent to join a union after the bill passed the State...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 22, 2017

Steps on How to Organize a Union

Although every workplace is different and the needs of different workforces vary, there are some basic steps involved in organizing your union at work.  If you’re ready to begin organizing...

by Kate Hogan | on Jan 04, 2017

UCOMM Ed: Areawide Bargaining

Union terminology can at times be confusing. Some verbiage and terms are unique to union members and the more that we understand them, the more we know about the union world around us. One of...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 03, 2017

Curbing Workplace Rumors

The following is a communication put out by Gary Bonker, the elected Business Manager of IBEW Local 10 based in Binghamton NY. While it is specific to his local, we thought it would be good to share...

by Press and Media | on Aug 11, 2016

A leader since 12

This  interview with Bloomberg's Josh Eidelson and the  AFL-CIO's Rich Trumka originally appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek.After Ferguson [Mo.] cop Darren Wilson killed Michael...

by Labor 411 | on Aug 05, 2016

Union Made in the USA Back to School

School starts soon and that means it’s time to stuff those backpacks. Labor 411 has a great back-to-school list to get the learning started right! Shop with our School Supplies Checklist and...

by Gary Bonker | on Jun 22, 2016

What is a union?

The dictionary tells us that Unions are an organized association of workers, often in a trade or profession, formed to protect and further their rights and interests. Fair enough, but that doesn...

by Kate Hogan | on May 19, 2016

Unions 101: An Intern's perspective

A union is an organization of workers joined together to protect their common interests and improve their working conditions. It serves as an intermediary between the employer and the employees. The...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 28, 2013

Power Play.

This Monday, July 1st is the Annual Long Island Federation of Labor's, AFL-CIO  Congressional Night. Members and leaders from the Long Island's unions will have open exchanges with...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 28, 2013

Tell the US Senate to get their sh** together.

We grabbed some text from a flyer being circulated by http://giveus5nlrb.org/. The U.S. Senate must confirm 5 bipartisan National Labor Relations Board members before they leave on their month-long...