March 27, 2015
Reprinted from: unitehere.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 11, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco
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.
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.