News From: Workplace safety

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 23, 2016

Trump’s lobbyist attacks Union Building Trades

A little over a week ago, UCOMM Blog covered NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento’s response to an anti-union letter from lobbyist Brad Gertsman blaming the NYC Building Trades Council for the...

by Press and Media | on Feb 11, 2016

Carwash worker dies in NYC

William "El Toro" Gomez, a carwash worker from E. 174th St. and Webster Ave., passed out at the car wash on Sunday January 31st. He was hospitalized and released at 5 in the morning on...

by Brian Young | on Mar 30, 2015

The Fire that Started it all

March 25th represented the 104th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. This fire killed 146 garment workers.  Many where killed because the anti-union bosses locked workers into the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 19, 2012

Your Labor Rights...we have an app for that!

The Department of Labor is challenging developers, students and anyone else with a little tech savvy and creativity to enter the Workplace Safety and Health Challenge. Contestants are being asked to...