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by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 14, 2017

PLA's in Trouble in Texas

Across the country, Project Labor Agreements are under attack.  UCOMM recently covered attempts to repeal Project Labor Agreement (PLA’s) requirements in Kentucky, Wisconsin, and even...

by Gary Bonker | on Mar 07, 2017

Working safely and not doing too much

"Perfection it's not magic, but it's the art of doing things over and over and over." Philosopher DJ Kyos. The work we do for utilities can be very unforgiving.  We need...

by Brian Young | on Feb 06, 2017

When the Sheriff Obstructs Justice

At a jail, safety is the number one priority.  Everyone from the employees to the inmates are inspected and face restrictions on what they can and cannot bring into restricted areas.  At...

by Chris Erikson Jr. | on Feb 01, 2017

DeBlasio Allows Construction Deaths

Yesterday in lower Manhattan, tens of thousands of workers came together to collectively raise their voices outside of City Hall and the City Council Chambers in support of a package of bills aimed...

by AFL-CIO | on Jan 24, 2017

Protect the gains we made

Much has been made of President Trump’s sweeping comments and random tweets. But now that he’s been officially sworn in, the consequences for American workers are much more tangible....

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...

by Gary Bonker | on Oct 26, 2016

Tripped up by social media

Social Media is more popular than ever.  Whether it’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, people are expressing themselves to others now more than ever.  Especially younger people, 78...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 17, 2016

Safety, Overtime and Tension

With the boom in construction in New York City, there has been an increase in deaths and injuries. The fight between union and non-union construction has escalated and one of the biggest...

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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 Press and Media | on Aug 25, 2016

A healthy workforce

This post first appeared in NY Mag.Here’s a revolutionary thought: Letting people stay home when they’re sick without docking their pay could help curb the spread of diseases....

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