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Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz: The 2016 Election is a ‘High Stakes Game’ For Working People

Published on Friday, September 23, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor Perspective: The 2016 Election is a High Stakes Game For Working People, was authored by Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Above) - who serves as President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF). The Regional AFL-CIO Labor Organization oversees five individual Labor Councils in more»

Via LaborPress.org: Queens Hospital Workers Still Seeking Decent Health Care

Published on Friday, September 23, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) - Still working under a contract that expired a year ago, Union-represented Staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Queens picketed outside the building earlier this week to demand a decent raise and better health care. “We had a good amount of people,” said Environmental Assistant Claudette Brown, one of about 50 more»

Holding Cheating Contractors Responsible: Construction Firm Fined $767,000 For Alleged Labor Violations At Waikiki Hotel Project

Published on Friday, September 23, 2016 in National Labor News
(WAIKIKI, HAWAII) - A construction firm working on the $20 million renovation of the Maile Sky Court Hotel in Waikiki has been fined $767,095 for failing to comply with Labor Laws. The State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) said earlier this week that the penalties against R&R Construction were also for failing to provide more»

Labor Perspective From Syndicated Columnist/Political Activist Jim Hightower: Who Says America Doesn’t Need Unions? Case In Point: Captain Sully Sullenberger & The Union-Made ‘Miracle On The Hudson”

Published on Friday, September 23, 2016 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Jim Hightower (pictured above) is a Syndicated Columnist, Progressive Political Activist and Author who served from 1983 to 1991 as the elected Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture. His Labor Perspective - Who Says America Doesn’t Need Unions? Case In Point: Captain Sully Sullenberger & The more»

Via CNN: Meet The Small Business Owners Trump ‘Never Paid In Full:’ Three Small Companies Say Trump ‘Never Paid’ Their Contracts In Full, Owners Claim They Were ‘Buried’ In Legal Paperwork

Published on Friday, September 23, 2016 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
"It was ‘like we won the lottery,’" Beth Rosser remembers. Her dad, Forest Jenkins, had just secured a $200,000 contract to work at the biggest prize in Atlantic City: Donald Trump's Taj Mahal. His company installed toilet partitions - not exactly glamorous, but important nonetheless. It was 1988 and a six-figure contract was huge. "It was a more»

U.S. Senate Panel Approves United Mine Workers Pension Legislation Aimed At Preserving The Health Care Benefits And Pensions For Thousands Of Union Coal Miners & Their Families

Published on Friday, September 23, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Members of a U.S. Senate committee earlier this week (September 21st) approved legislation aimed at preserving the health care benefits and pensions for thousands of Union Coal Miners and their families. The Senate Finance Committee approved by a vote of 18-to-8 the Miners Protection Act, which is being pushed by the United Mine more»

In St. Louis, The Henry Miller Museum Opens To Honor The International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers’ Founding At The Union’s 39th International Convention

Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in National Labor News
(ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) - More than two years in the making, the St. Louis building that was once a boardinghouse has been renovated and turned into a museum to honor the founding of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The house founder - Henry Miller - stayed there in 1891 where he and nine other delegates gathered to create a Union more»

If You’re A Union Member Who Might Vote For Donald Trump, Please Consider This…

Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in National Labor News
Buried in a recent document leak to the United Kingdom-based Guardian, there’s a check from Donald Trump for $15,000 – made payable to the Wisconsin Club for Growth – and dated April 3rd, 2012, the same day that Trump met with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in New York. Remember what was going on in Wisconsin, back then? Remember more»

The Inevitable Has Finally Happened For The Construction Industry: Non-Union Construction Firms Form Group To ‘Bust Myths’ Of Non-Union Workers

Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) - The inevitable has finally happened for the construction industry. At a time when construction costs are rising, developers are turning more and more to Non-Union Workers, which were previously thought to be unsafe and slower, because they are believed to be cheaper than Union Employees. Now seven construction management companies have more»

United Steelworkers Ratify New Three-Year Contract With Republic Steel At Five Locations - Including Its Plant In Lackawanna, New York

Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) – The United Steelworkers (USW) Union has announced that its Members have ratified a new, three year contract with Republic Steel that covers 1,000 hourly Production, Maintenance, Office and Technical Workers employed at the company’s five U.S. locations. USW International President Leo Gerard commended the more»

Fourth Of Four New Catholic Health System Contracts Negotiated By The CWA In The Buffalo Area Is Ratified As Technical Associates At Kenmore Mercy Hospital Register A Positive Vote

Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(KENMORE, NEW YORK)- Following a vote held Tuesday (September 20th), Technical Associates employed at Kenmore Mercy Hospital who are represented by Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1133 ratified a new multi-year contract - making it the fourth of four new contracts that have been ratified by CWA Members at Buffalo area Catholic Health System more»

Via LaborPress: SAG-AFTRA Signs Telemundo's Nationally Broadcasted Latin American Music Awards Show To A Union Contract After Long-Time & Unsuccessful Organizing Campaign

Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) - For the first time, the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has signed Telemundo’s nationally broadcast Latin American Music Awards Show to a Union Contract. The union has had an unsuccessful organizing campaign for years and this news was clearly a landmark agreement for more»

Via The Toronto Globe & Mail: Union Reaches Last-Minute Contract Agreement With GM To Avert Canadian Strike

Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in National Labor News
(OSHAWA, ONTARIO – CANADA) - Auto manufacturing has a future beyond 2019 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada after a deal between the General Motors Company (GM) and the Union that represents the company’s Workers in Canada. The agreement saves 2,500 jobs at a plant that has been on the endangered list with the scheduled closing of one assembly line more»

Despicable & Un-American Behavior: Four East Tennesseans & One Texan Charged In ‘Made In The USA’ Marketing Scheme To Defraud The U.S. Government

Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in National Labor News
(GREENEVILLE, TENNESSEE) – Five people, four of whom are from East Tennessee, have been indicted in a plan to defraud the U.S. Government and others in a Made in the USA marketing scheme. The five: Vincent Lee Ferguson, 65, of Knoxville; Matthew Lee Ferguson, 40, of Lenoir City; Kerry Joseph Ferguson, 35, of Houston, Texas; Matthew Harrison Martland, more»

Via ThinkProgress: Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s New Tax Plan ‘Screws’ The Middle Class

Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in National Labor News
For months, Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump had distanced himself from his own tax plan, released during the primary campaign, and promised to put out a new version. He finally followed through on that promise last week, releasing details as part of what he called an “economic policy package.” But while Trump had originally more»

As Contract Negotiations Continue, An Arbitrator Rules Against The Buffalo School Board’s Removal Of The Buffalo Teachers Federation’s Cosmetic Surgery Rider

Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - As negotiations on a new contract continue, an arbitrator has ruled against the Buffalo School Board’s removal of the Buffalo Teachers Federation’s (BTF) Cosmetic Surgery Rider. Arbitrator Michael Lewandowski said: “I find that the facts before me, the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Taylor Law do not permit one of the more»

Via CourtHouseNews.com: Is This Really Surprising? - Temp Workers Charge Verizon Underpaid Them During This Year’s CWA-IBEW Strike, Workers Say Verizon ‘Misclassified’ Them As ‘Independent Contractors’

Published on Monday, September 19, 2016 in National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - A federal class action lawsuit claims Verizon dodged paying overtime to Workers who filled in during a recent high-profile Union Strike by misclassifying them as Independent Contractors. The class-action lawsuit was recently filed in Eastern Pennsylvania Federal Court and alleges Verizon used a "fissured employment" scheme to more»

An Open Letter From New York City IATSE Union Member Dan Mahoney to Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump: You Lost My Vote When You Crossed My Picket Line

Published on Monday, September 19, 2016 in National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Dan Mahoney is a Union Member represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), which represents Backstage Crew and Technicians in entertainment. He serves as IATSE Assistant Department Director, Motion Picture and Television Production Member at Locals 52 and B-751. Pictured above, more»

More Good News Of Union Members ‘Giving Back’ To Their Communities: Hundreds of IBEW Volunteers Participate In ‘Day of Service’ At IBEW International Convention In St. Louis

Published on Monday, September 19, 2016 in National Labor News
(ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) - For the first time at an International Convention, hundreds of Brothers and Sisters from across the U.S. and Canada gave back to their host community with an IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Day of Service. “The city of St. Louis is where this ‘great Union’ was founded and ‘it’s more»

Labor News Update: In The Midst Of A Lockout, UAW-Represented Members At Honeywell ‘Stand Strong’ - Negotiations Resume For The First Time In Three Months, Workers Have Been Picketing Since May 9th

Published on Monday, September 19, 2016 in National Labor News
(SOUTH BEND, INDIANA) - Honeywell has resumed contract negotiations with United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 9. The last round of negotiations happened nearly three months ago, back on June 8th. The company’s Union-represented Employees have been picketing in shifts outside of Honeywell since the May 9th lockout. UAW Local 9 returned to the bargaining more»

IUE-CWA Terminates Momentive Performance Materials’ Contract in Waterford, New York After Union-Represented Employees Reject Proposed Three-Year Deal

Published on Monday, September 19, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(WATERFORD, NEW YORK) – The International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers (IUE)-Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 81359 has announced it is terminating its contract with Momentive Performance Materials in Waterford, New York. The move comes less than a week after Local 81359 rejected a proposed more»

From David Unger Via unionist.com: A Senior Stewards’ Guide To Engaging Younger Members

Published on Monday, September 19, 2016 in Guest Columns
There are approximately as many Union Members under the age of 35 as over the age of 55, each accounting for about 25% of Union Members. Our ability to defend contracts, pensions and retiree health benefits, and to prepare the next generation of leaders and activists, depends on the Union’s ability to connect with and integrate younger Members with more»

Via LaborPress.org: New York City Mayor De Blasio's Commitment To Unionized Construction Workers ‘Seriously Questioned’

Published on Sunday, September 18, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) - Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commitment to New York City’s Unionized Construction Workers fighting to maintain a foothold in the Middle Class was called into serious question last week. The challenge came at a New York City Council Civil Service and Labor Committee hearing held Thursday (September 15th), in which Council Member more»

The NFL’s Minnesota Vikings Have A New Home - U.S. Bank Stadium, Supported By 14,400 Tons Of ‘Made In America’ Steel That Was Erected By Members Of Ironworkers Local 512

Published on Sunday, September 18, 2016 in National Labor News
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) - January 18th, 2014, the air holding up the roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota was deflated for the final time. Now, less than three years later, the National Football League’s (NFL) Minnesota Vikings will attempt to let the air out of their central division rival Green Bay Packers in the more»

And In Canada: Winnipeg Employees Form First Union At Canadian KFC/Taco Bell Franchise - Staff 'Really Wanted It And They've Suffered Enough,' Union Organizer Says

Published on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in National Labor News
(WINNIPEG, CANADA) - Staff at a Taco Bell/KFC in Winnipeg have Unionized, becoming the first such franchise to do so in the company's history in Canada. "The Workers ‘really wanted it’ and ‘they've suffered enough,’" said Ruby Syed, an Union Organizer with Workers United Canada Council. A total of 28 Employees from a franchise at more»

In Historic Vote, Sakuma Farmworkers Unionize - After Years Of Boycotts, Strikes & Protests, Migrant Workers At A Major Skagit County Farm Have Voted To Go Union

Published on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF WASHINGTON) - As Workers harvested the late blueberry crops at Sakuma Brothers Farm near Burlington, Washington, they hoped to soon be reaping the benefits of a first ever Union Contract. "We're ‘very’ happy," said Union Leader Ramon Torres, through an interpreter. "This is ‘another step’ for Farm Workers to more»

Citing Staff Reductions & Repeated Cost-Cutting, Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune Newspaper Staff Vote To ‘Go Union,’ Becoming The Second Florida Newspaper To Unionize

Published on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in National Labor News
(SARASOTA, FLORIDA) - Citing Staff reductions and repeated cost-cutting, the Newsroom Staff of The Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune voted to Unionize Thursday (September 15th), becoming the second Florida newspaper to do so. The vote was 22-to-16. Elizabeth Johnson, an Investigative Reporter at The Herald-Tribune, lauded the vote in a statement, saying more»

Tech Shuttle Drivers In San Francisco ‘Go Union’ - Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation Employees Are The Newest Regional Tech Shuttle Company To Unionize In This ‘Union Town’

Published on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation is the newest regional tech shuttle company to Unionize. Its 39 Drivers are now part of the Teamsters Local 665, which represents thousands of Shuttle Drivers statewide who work for tech companies like Cisco Systems, Zynga, Electronic Arts and Intuit. “We ‘always more»

Working Without A Contract Since 2013, A Tentative & New Contract Agreement Has Been Reached Between 1,800 CSEA-Represented Public Workers & Monroe County

Published on Friday, September 16, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), Monroe County’s largest Public Employee Union, has reached a Tentative Contract Agreement with county officials following years of contentious negotiations, the Union announced today (Friday, September 16th). CSEA - which represents 1,800 full-time Monroe County Employees - more»

What’s All This About ‘Making America Great Again?’ Get This: Middle Class Incomes Had Their ‘Fastest Growth On Record’ In 2015 – Census Bureau Report Show U.S. Incomes Are Up & Poverty’s Down

Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Middle Class Americans and the poor enjoyed their best year of economic improvement in decades in 2015, the Census Bureau reported earlier this week - a spike that broke a years-long streak of disappointment for American Workers, but did not fully repair the damage inflicted by the Great Recession. Real Median Household Income more»

Labor News Update: Long Island University Faculty Lockout Ends

Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - The Faculty Union at Long Island University (LIU) Wednesday night (September 14th) announced an agreement to end a 12-day Lockout of 400 regular Faculty Members at the university's Brooklyn campus. A statement from the Long Island Faculty Federation (LIFF), which is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), said the more»

Congress Gets Flooded With Anti-TPP Calls As Almost 90 Organizations – Including An Array Of Labor Unions – Participate In A National Day Of Action Against The Trade Agreement

Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – If you’re in the Labor Movement, you more than likely received a text message on Wednesday (September 14th) from either the National AFL-CIO or your State AFL-CIO asking you to connect with your Congressional Representatives and tell them that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement – which has been more»

5,500 Faculty Members Seeking New Contract At 14 State Of Pennsylvania Universities Vote To Go On Strike If Need Be

Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA) - Faculty Members at the 14 State of Pennsylvania universities have sent a loud and clear message to their Union Leaders: Call a Strike and we'll see you on the picket line. The tally of the three-day strike-Authorization Vote, released on earlier this week, showed 93% of the 82% of the Association of Pennsylvania State College more»

IBEW Local 237 Pickets Outside Tulip Molded Plastics Plant Construction Site To Focus Public Attention On Mayor Dyster’s Failure To ‘Stand Up’ For Local Employment Of Minority Workers In Niagara Falls

Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – Months ago, Mayor Paul Dyster approached International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 237 “for its help,” Business Manager Russ Quarantello tells WNYLaborToday.com, to step up efforts to train minorities in the City of Niagara Falls for good-paying jobs in the local construction industry. But more»

Labor News Update: CWA-Represented RNs At Sisters Hospital/St. Joseph’s Campus In Suburban Buffalo Ratify New Catholic Health System Contract

Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK) – Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168-represented Registered Nurses (RNs) at Sisters Hospital/St. Joseph’s Campus in the Buffalo Suburb of Cheektowaga have ratified a new multi-year contract, Union Officials announced late Wednesday (September 14th). The ratification action is the second in three more»

State Of California Farmworker Overtime Bill Signed Into Law By Governor Jerry Brown

Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in National Labor News
(SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - Governor Jerry Brown, a onetime champion of Farmworker causes whose relationship with Farm Labor appeared to fray in recent years, signed legislation earlier this week granting Agricultural Workers the same right to overtime pay as other Californians. The bill’s enactment marked a major victory for the United Farm Workers more»

Via LaborPress.org: New York City Labor Day Parade Tells ‘The Big Apple:’ “We Are The Unions!”

Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) - With the sun beating 90-degree heat down on Fifth Avenue earlier this week, New York City’s Labor Unions marched northward for the annual Labor Day Parade. The Carpenters Union’s kilt-clad bagpipe-and-drum band stepped off first from 44th Street, followed by a contingent of political and Union Leaders that included Governor more»

NYSUT Applauds The Selection Of The 2017 New York State Teacher Of The Year: Cicero-North Syracuse High School Science Teacher Amy Hysick

Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union is applauding the selection of Amy Hysick, a High School Science Teacher at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, as the 2017 New York State Teacher of the Year, saying she represents the best of what the state's knowledgeable, highly skilled and dedicated teachers bring to their classrooms more»

Thinking About Voting For Donald Trump? Then Read This: Trump Taj Mahal Files Papers To Close In October, Casino Management ‘Blames’ Striking UNITE HERE Local 54 Workers

Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY) - Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort will close for good on October 10th, according to a casino closing plan filed with the State of New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement. In early August, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort management announced they would close the property, blaming Striking Unite Here Local 54 Workers for more»

Via The Detroit Free Press: Detroit Schools Reach Tentative Contract Agreement With The Detroit Federation Of Teachers

Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) – Unionized Detroit Teachers leaving an informational meeting that addressed a new proposed Union Contract are expressing mixed feelings, with some saying the deal doesn't go far enough to restore lost wages and benefits. However, Union officials say the tentative agreement would put more money in Teachers' pockets. After more»

Tentative Deal Struck For 30,000 Unionized State Workers In Washington, Agreement Includes 6% Pay Raises Over Two Years - The Largest Across-The-Board Increases For State Employees Since 2004

Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF WASHINGTON) - About 30,000 Washington State Workers would receive pay raises of roughly 6% under a tentative deal struck this week between state officials and Union Leaders. The proposed pay raises, to be spread over two years, would be the largest across-the-board increases state employees have negotiated since they gained full collective more»

Primary Day Is Tuesday, September 13th - The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation & New York State AFL-CIO’s Issues Their Lists Of Recommended Candidates

Published on Monday, September 12, 2016 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – Tuesday, September 13th is Primary Day across New York State and the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation and the New York State AFL-CIO have released their lists of recommended candidates. “Brothers and Sisters, please remember that tomorrow is Primary Day in New York State. How you vote is a more»

4,800 Minnesota Nurses Association-Represented Nurses Brace For Prolonged Strike At Allina Health

Published on Monday, September 12, 2016 in National Labor News
(MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - Allina Health and the Union representing 4,800 Twin Cities Nurses have detailed separate plans for taking care of patients during what could be a prolonged and painful Nursing Strike - despite the two sides coming closer to a deal in marathon negotiations that were held in recent days. The open-ended Strike started at 7 more»

Via The Chicago Tribune, A Labor Perspective From Labor & Employment Lawyer Moshe Marvite: Five ‘Myths’ About Labor Unions

Published on Monday, September 12, 2016 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Moshe Marvit is a Labor and Employment Lawyer and a Fellow at the Century Foundation. He is also the co-author of Why Labor Organizing Should Be a Civil Right. You can directly access Marvit’s Labor Perspective: Five ‘Myths’ About Labor Unions at more»

Another ‘Great Instance’ Of Union Members ‘Giving Back:’ UFCW-Represented Meatcutters Local 88 In Saint Louis ‘Cook Up’ 6,000 Brats & Hot Dogs For Missouri-Based Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

Published on Monday, September 12, 2016 in National Labor News
(ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) - How do you go about feeding 6,000 people in a matter of a few hours? That’s the challenge facing United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW)-represented Meat Deli & Seafood Local 88, who for the second year, has volunteered to cook some 6,000 hot dogs and brats and dish up snow cones to be distributed free to walkers in more»

Via The Financial Times: National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Says Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Is ‘Deceiving’ Working Class Voters

Published on Monday, September 12, 2016 in New York State Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In an interview, Richard Trumka- who serves as President of the 12.5 million Member National AFL-CIO, called Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s rise the result of 30-plus years of failed economic policy and damage wrought by globalization, but Trumka also dubbed the property developer a “snake oil more»

Via LaborPress.org: Truly ‘Made In New York:’ It’s Fashion Week In The Big Apple With 23 Designers & 75% Of Their Production Made In NYC’s Five Boroughs

Published on Monday, September 12, 2016 in New York City and LaborPress
(NEW YORK CITY) - It’s Fashion Week in The Big Apple through September 15th, featuring 23 Designers with 75% of their production made in New York City’s five boroughs. “My grandmother got her start in this country sewing dresses,” May Bill de Blasio told LaborPress. “Fashion is ‘part of the New York City story’ more»

Unions Honor 9/11 Victims & Survivors By Building One World Trade Center

Published on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, some of the smartest minds in the country already were working on ideas on how to memorialize the tragedy. The ensuing discussions led to the design and building of One World Trade Center, which was completed in 2015 as not only the tallest building in the Western more»

CWA & IBEW-Represented FairPoint Strikers Win Unemployment Benefits Victory In The State Of Maine's Business Court

Published on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in National Labor News
Maine's Business and Consumer Court has handed a victory to Workers at FairPoint Communications Incorporated when it reversed a decision of the Unemployment Insurance Commission that had denied Unemployment Benefits to the Striking Employees during the 2014-15 Labor Dispute. In a late August decision, the court rejected the commission's mandate that in more»

Union-Represented Flight Simulator Engineers Reach Tentative Agreement With American Airlines

Published on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in National Labor News
(DALLAS, TEXAS) - Another workgroup represented by the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) has reached a tentative agreement with American Airlines, Union Officials announced late last week. The Flight Simulator Engineers are Members of the Joint TWU-IAM Association, which represents more than 30,000 Workers at the country's largest airline. The more»