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News From: Workplace Deaths

by Brian Young | on Jan 18, 2017

"How many more must die!"

Over the last two years, construction in New York City has boomed. New skyscrapers are being built and the skyline in Manhattan and Brooklyn is changing.  With this building boom, there has come...

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by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 14, 2016

A campaign to save lives

En route to St. Louis, Missouri for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers International Convention, the UCOMM Staff bared witness to an ad campaign along Rt. 70 on the Pennsylvania...

by Gary Bonker | on Jul 27, 2016

Preventing serious accidents

We recently attended a 3rd District Workshop in July. These meetings are a free exchange of information, questions and ideas between Business Managers of IBEW Local Unions in the 3rd District. Topics...

by Press and Media | on Jul 05, 2016

OSHA to make reports public

This article first appeared in Newsday, written by Jamie HerzlichMany employers will soon have an extra incentive to keep their workplaces safe: the threat of public scrutiny.A new Occupational...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 23, 2016

Setting livable wages in the third world

Running a large US retail company brings with it a lot of responsibility. As companies grow, so does its workforce. Sadly many retailers value profits over people and find it cheaper to outsource the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 28, 2016

Can going to Church save a life?

Today all across the country unions are paying homage to those lost in workplace accidents.  In an email to his members, IBEW Local 777 Business Manager Richard Drey said:“Before OSHA was...

by Press and Media | on Apr 07, 2016

"I miss my family. He hugged his and all he gets is a year."

This article first appeared in POLITICO's Morning Report.Will future coal executives who violate workplace safety laws follow coal baron Don Blankenship's path to prison? Patrick McGinley, a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 28, 2010

Op-Ed; We must do more to prevent workplace deaths

As this month's tragic mine disaster in West Virginia proves, workplace fatalities are not a thing of the past. And they happen much closer to home, too.Now and then we Long Islanders learn of...