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UNITE HERE Remembers the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

March 27, 2015
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March 25, marked the 104th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York’s Greenwich Village. The tragedy took the lives of 146 young immigrant garment workers and galvanized a reform movement to raise standards for workers.

The March For Voter Rights And Equal Justice Continues

March 27, 2015
By LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan

Fifty years ago, a weary but proud no-nviolent army of civil rights activists took their last steps in a 54-mile march for voting rights, pushing our nation one step closer to fulfilling its promise of equal justice for all. Led by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, these heroic Americans put their lives on the line to call attention to the ongoing denial of our most fundamental right: the right to vote.

Should Workfolk Care About the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory?

March 26, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—Yes they should, according to Edgar Romney of Workers United because a lot still needs to be done to make workplaces in this country and around the world safer. 

A Strong Scaffold Law Is A Matter Of Life And Death

March 16, 2015
By Assemblymember Francisco P. Moya

Queens, NY - Construction remains the most fatal sector in America. That's why we need strong workplace safety laws - like the Scaffold Safety Law - to make sure our workers can make it home at night.

Hoffa Continues to Back Keystone XL Pipeline

March 13, 2015

By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa is vowing to keep pushing the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project despite a veto from President Barack Obama.

Elevator Safety Stuck Between Floors

March 12, 2015
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - With elevator accidents occurring all too frequently in New York State, lawmakers are considering a new bill aimed at increasing safety. If enacted, pending legislation would require state licensing of mechanics and others who maintain elevators.

Construction Workers Feel Frustrated, Despite Demand

March 11, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Greater demand, but fewer opportunities for construction workers?

New York, NY - Career construction workers fearing the further proliferation of junk jobs that offer men and women in the industry low-wages and little else, say that their prospects are in sharp decline despite the current building boom taking place throughout the city — and an enthusiastic new analysis from the NY Building Congress isn’t making them feel any better.

'Right-to-Work Laws' Are An Assault On U.S. Workers

March 10, 2015
By LIUNA President Terry O’Sullivan

Washington, D.C. - With Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's latest attack on the middle class, half of the states in the nation now have so-called “right-to-work” legislation in place. That means that half of the working people in this country don't have the freedom to prosper by joining together in unions.

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