Remembering September 11, 2001*

Twin Beams

Today’s youngest UBC members working in New York City don’t remember the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers that defined Manhattan’s skyline for decades.

But the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, allows us to reflect on events that changed the world forever—and reinforced for many UBC members the bonds that we share as union brothers and sisters.

We remember and honor the lives of the 18 members of our union who were lost that day. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of these UBC brothers, ranging in age from 21 to 53, who left for work that morning and never returned.

The UBC Turns 140!*


Every day we remember what we learned at our founding in 1881—we are stronger when we stay united. That’s why we’ve put together an anniversary page to showcase how the UBC has grown through the years while still maintaining its core values. Visit our anniversary page regularly in 2021 for stories from the UBC’s proud history 

U.S. Department of Labor Rescinds Trump Administration’s Joint Employer Rule*


The UBC applauds the decision of the U.S. Department of Labor to rescind the Trump Administration’s Joint Employer Rule.  This rule, which hurt workers, ignored decades of case law and was unsupported by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), was struck down in federal court last year for similar reasons.  “This is a welcome decision,”