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New York City’s Working Class Gives Mayor De Blasio A ‘Wake Up Call’

Published on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - Last week made it abundantly clear to an increasingly impotent New York City Mayor looking to axe 22,000 Municipal Employees from their jobs and force Public School Teachers back into poorly ventilated classrooms in the middle of a pandemic - that he could very well have a genuine Working Class rebellion erupt on his watch. Late last more»

New York City Delays Laying Off 22,000 Municipal Workers As Union ‘Calls On The State To Increase’ City's Borrowing Capacity

Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York City is delaying layoffs for 22,000 City Workers after a Municipal Labor Union asked for more time to try and pressure the State Legislature to consider increasing the city’s long-term borrowing capacity, Mayor de Blasio said. Agencies were set to be notified Monday of the October 1st Employee layoffs, but now the de more»

A State Of Labor 2020 Perspective From Union Built PC’s Pete Marchese: “One Thing Has Become Quite Obvious, Labor Unions Cannot Survive Another Four Years Of Donald Trump”

Published on Sunday, September 6, 2020 in New York City Labor News
Donald Trump has launched an all-out assault on Workers’ Rights and the Labor Movement. In many respects, the Trump Administration has followed in the footsteps of Republican Ronald Reagan - who wrote the book on weakening Unions. Trump has taken aim at Unions mostly through the National Labor Relations Board, (NLRB) whose job it is to protect more»

‘Angry’ New York City Workers ‘Rally Against Doomsday Plan’ For 22,000 Layoffs Amid Coronavirus Budget Disaster

Published on Friday, September 4, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Scores of angry Municipal Workers and elected officials rallied Thursday (September 3rd) to denounce doomsday plans to lay off up to 22,000 city Employees amid a multi-billion-dollar budget deficit caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Urban Park Ranger Charlie Walden said he was already laid off in June and fears the worst is yet to come: more»

Coronavirus Fears ‘Stoke Teacher Strike Talk’ As New York City Decides To Push Back Students’ Return To Schools

Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The MORE Movement, a collective of United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Members, associates of school communities and their allies, held an emergency meeting this past weekend to discuss authorizing a possible Teachers’ Strike due to safety concerns surrounding Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reopen schools during the ongoing more»

Teachers Expect The United Federation Of Teachers To Vote On Whether To Authorize A Strike Over School Reopening - New York City Teachers Union ‘Wants To Ensure Good Ventilation In Schools & Access To COVID-19 Testing’

Published on Monday, August 31, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Amid a still active pandemic, decades of underfunded schools with poor ventilation, and poor planning by the New York City Department of Education, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) is taking its first steps toward something it hasn’t done for 45 years: Strike. The UFT’s Executive Board is expected to vote today more»

‘Take It Back” Construction Trades Coalition ‘Continues To Put Pressure On’ Brookfield Properties ‘To Bounce Bad Actors & Stop’ Wage Theft

Published on Sunday, August 30, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Last week, Take It Back - a coalition consisting of multiple Construction Trade Unions (New York State Laborers Local 731, Local 1010 and Local 79; Cement & Concrete Workers District Council 16; Bricklayers Local 1; Tile, Marble and Terrazzo Local 7; and Heat and Frost Insulators Local 12) held a rally at 250 Vesey Street in more»

New Statue Honoring Women’s Rights Icons Debuts In Central Park

Published on Thursday, August 27, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - On Wednesday (August 26th), Monumental Women - an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization created in 2014, unveiled a statue (Pictured Above/LaborPress.org Photo) seven years in the making, a monument of Women’s Rights Pioneers Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The organization was created with the more»

“The Key Is Good Ventilation, But We Have CUNY Buildings That Have Suffered From Underfunding And Racialized Austerity” - Union Representing City University Of New York Faculty & Staff ‘Warns Against’ Resuming Classroom Instruction

Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The loss of nearly 50 City University of New York (CUNY) Employees to the COVID-19 crisis is forcing the Union representing Faculty and Staff, as well as the heads of Hunter College Campus Schools (HCCS), to urge the delay of in-person classes scheduled for today (Wednesday, August 26th). The gravely concerned who took part in an August more»

Employers Who Are ‘Failing To Protect’ New York Workers From COVID-19 ‘Could Face New Fines’

Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York State Senator Michael Gianaris (Democrat/Working Families) stood with Public and Private Sector Workers to announce a new Bill that will set up enforceable standards for workplace safety and carry penalties for employers who violate the standards. Gianaris made the announcement outside Bellevue Hospital in New York City as more»

A ‘Pricey’ Private School Says “Quaker Values” ‘Justify Aggressive Campaign To Destroy Its Union’ - Brooklyn Friends School ‘Takes Advantage Of A Trump Labor Board Ruling’

Published on Monday, August 24, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - The head of a 153-year-old Quak­er School in New York City says that ​“Quak­er val­ues” are the rea­son she is try­ing to dis­solve the school’s Labor Union by using a Trump Admin­is­tra­tion Labor Board rul­ing that allows reli­gious schools to exempt them­selves more»

“Yesterday, ‘We Were Praised As Heroes, Essential Workers Saving Lives.’ ‘Today, The City Government Treats Us Like Zeros.’ - EMS Union ‘Braces For 400 Possible’ Layoffs & City ‘Warns Of Firefighter Cuts’

Published on Friday, August 21, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The president of the city’s EMS union is bracing for hundreds of possible layoffs and City Hall officials are warning firefighter jobs could be on the chopping block too. Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to send pink slips to 400 EMS Personnel as part of a projected layoff of 22,000 City Workers due to a deepening fiscal crisis, more»

New York City Teachers ‘Threaten To Strike’ Over The Reopening Of Schools

Published on Thursday, August 20, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Union representing New York City’s Public School Teachers said its Members would not return to classrooms next month unless the city met their health and safety demands - including testing all students and Staff for Coronavirus and ensuring all schools have a Nurse. The announcement from the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), more»

Building Bridges: A Lifelong Commitment Of ‘Smashing’ Stereotypes

Published on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in New York City Labor News
“Women ‘can do it all,’” says Deb Cronin (pictured above), a former Beauty Queen and Pro Athlete, lifelong Artist, mother of two and now Union Carpenter in Massachusetts, “but ‘unless you have family members who do construction, there is no one there to pull you in.’” So how did she, at 50 years old, make the more»

Postmaster General’s ‘Rationale For Removing Vital Sorting Machines Falls Apart’

Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) under Republican President Donald Trump-installed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is asking the American Public to believe that removing nearly 700 mail processing machines from plants nationwide is just a “routine” cost-saving measure - and not a brazen attempt to steal the 2020 Presidential more»

The New Museum Union Files Charges With The National Labor Relations Board Over Management Laying Off UAW-Represented Employees

Published on Monday, August 17, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Claiming the New York institution behaved in a “discriminatory and retaliatory” way and violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by laying off Union Members, the New Museum Union has filed charges against its employer with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The charges arrive in the wake of two rounds of more»

CWA Local 1180 Wins Decision To Accrete NYC Health + Hospitals Assistant Directors In What Is Now An ‘11-Year Battle’ - But, Management ‘Is Not Cooperating’

Published on Sunday, August 16, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - It took 11 years, but Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180 never gave up its fight with New York City Health + Hospitals to Unionize Assistant Directors. That battle finally paid off with a decision that granted the Union the right to accrete hundreds of Hospital Workers in the title. But just how many ADs there are more»

‘Historic' Project Labor Agreements To Provide Union Jobs To Low-Income & Minority New Yorkers - The Agreements, Part Of The Community Hiring NYC Initiative, Will Also Provide Access To Union Apprenticeships

Published on Friday, August 14, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City has entered into a "historic" Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with the city’s Unionized Building and Construction Unions to provide Union jobs and access to Union Apprenticeships to low-income and minority New Yorkers on city projects as part of the Community Hiring NYC initiative, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced. De more»

“It’s Shown Me That ‘If You Put Your Mind To It, You Can Actually Do It’” - New York City Transit Workers Complete Three-Year Skilled Trades Apprentice Program

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - On July 29th, 17 Transit Workers were awarded certificates attesting to their completion of three-year Apprenticeships in Skilled Trade Titles within New York City Transit. The certificates were awarded by Transit Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 President Tony Utano, Training and Upgrading Fund Director Charles Jenkins, in conjunction more»

Bookstore Fight Suggests COVID Workplace Safety Issues Are Growing Story

Published on Monday, August 10, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - When The Strand alerted its Employees it was reopening on June 22nd, managers sent re-hired Workers a three-page safety plan ahead of their return to the iconic Greenwich Village Bookstore. “I looked at it and I said, well, ‘they’re taking it seriously enough,’” said Employee Bill Magee, a Member of United more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: Union-Represented Columbia University Front Line Workers ‘Avoid’ An Authorized Strike By Reaching A New Contract Agreement

Published on Friday, August 7, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - It looks like there won't be a Strike at Columbia University after the Union representing more than 600 Maintenance Workers, Electricians, Plumbers, Painters and Security Officers employed at four Columbia University Campuses announced the two sides have agreed in principle on a two-year contract. After months of negotiations, TWU Local more»

Nurses In New York City Join Nationwide ‘Call For Proper Protections Against COVID-19’

Published on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – “We ‘need to have proper’ PPE (Personal Protection Equipment),” long-time Nurse Stephanie McGrath said at a small lunch-hour rally outside the Veterans Administration hospital on East 23rd Street Wednesday (August 5th). “The VA (Veterans Administration) supplies ‘are below standards.’” more»

Video Game Workers ‘Speak Out’ About Treatment ‘Amid Industry’s Record’ Sales

Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in New York City Labor News
With people cooped up at home, video game sales have spiked up almost 20% over a year ago - but against the backdrop of growing earnings, the industry is facing a reckoning over how it treats Workers. The business of making video games is often a passion project, said Dmitri Williams, an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Southern more»

‘Working In Power’ - Former Airport Employee ‘Rises Above’ Anti-Union Bosses

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) – St. John’s University Journalism Major Giovahn Dejoie, 19, had high hopes when he moved to Queens and started working at Eulen American in the Fall of 2019, but less than four months into his job as a JFK Airport Baggage Handler, Dejoie started to see red flags: “One of the ‘first things was pushing two more»

The Hazard ‘Isn’t Over’ - Front Line Workers ‘Urge’ The Public ‘To Support Them In Their Fight For More’ COVID-19 Protections

Published on Sunday, August 2, 2020 in New York City Labor News
LaborPress.org Editor’s Note: Want to support Essential Front Line Workers? Wear a mask in public and push your U.S. Senators to back Hazard Pay and other vital protections for all those helping to keep the Nation running. Pictured above: Stop & Shop Employee and Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)/United Food & Commercial more»

Union-Represented Columbia University Maintenance Workers, Security Guards Authorize Strike & It Could Impact Students' Fall Return

Published on Friday, July 31, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Aramis Palma cleans and disinfects buildings at Columbia University. It’s a position that’s become much more important because of the Coronavirus. “It’s ‘wonderful.’ ‘I love my job,’” Palma says. “We are ‘essential, essential’ personnel." But Palma’s among more»

New NYU Study Looks At How COVID-19 Spread Amongst Transit Workers

Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York University’s (NYU) Public Health School has announced it is beginning a series of studies to evaluate how the COVID-19 virus spread among the City’s Transit Workers and the effectiveness of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) actions to limit their exposure to the virus. “This ‘will be more»

Labor Perspective From Former New York Times Labor Reporter Steven Greenhouse: COVID-19 ‘Puts Workers In Danger.’ ‘It's Another Reason We Need’ Unions

Published on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in New York City Labor News
The Guardian Editor’s Note: Steven Greenhouse is a Journalist and Author, focusing on Organized Labor and the workplace. He is the author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor In May, Workers at a McDonald’s in San Francisco said that when they asked their employer for masks, they were told to use coffee more»

Airport Workers - Majority Black & Immigrant – ‘On Path To Win Health Care’ As State Legislature ‘Passes Historic’ Bill, ‘Healthy Terminals Act’ To Bring Health Care To As Many As 25,000 Essential Front Line Workers

Published on Friday, July 24, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - As many as 25,000 Airport Workers, including predominantly Black and Immigrant Wheelchair Attendants, Security Officers, Cabin and Terminal Cleaners, and other sub-contracted Airport Workers at JFK and LaGuardia Airports are a signature from away from Governor Andrew Cuomo from winning life-saving Health Care Benefits. After a long, more»

‘Demanding An End’ To Systemic Racism ‘And The Immediate Passage’ Of The HEROES Act, New York City Unions Challenge A ‘Three-Pronged Crisis In Donald Trump’s America’ That’s ‘Gripping’ Workers

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Angry Trade Unionists on the front lines of the on-going Coronavirus Pandemic stood up earlier this week against the “three-pronged crisis” gripping Workers in Donald Trump’s America, demanding an end to systemic racism and the immediate passage of the HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency more»

Whatever Happened To Hazard Pay? - Some Democrats Are Mounting A Last-Ditch Effort To Secure Extra Pay For Essential Workers, But It Doesn’t Look Promising

Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in New York City Labor News
The only curve the U.S. has managed to flatten during the Coronavirus Pandemic is wage growth for Essential Workers. Many Front Line Employees in grocery stores and other essential businesses received hazard pay increases at the start of the crisis, but most of those temporary pay bumps have since been phased out, which effectively amounts to a pay cut for more»

New York City Teachers Union Head ‘Vows’ Schools ‘Won't Reopen If They Deem It Unsafe’

Published on Friday, July 17, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Though New York City's Public School Reopening Plan was released by the city, with tweaks for a "blended model" still under way, the head of the powerful Teachers Union remains skeptical of the plan: Michael Mulgrew says any school that falls short of the Union's expectations toward safety will not reopen. His comments came the day after more»

Transit Workers Union Local 100 Calls For ‘Eagle Teams’ To Enforce Mask Rule Following Vicious Attack On Bus Operator

Published on Thursday, July 16, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Coronavirus crisis is putting everyone at risk, but that’s especially true for Front Line Workers - like those who work in Mass Transit, where more than 130 Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Workers have succumbed to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in January. Now, MTA Workers face a new threat: angry more»

MTA Bus Driver Who Survived COVID-19 ‘Predicts Another Lockdown’ For New York City & Holds President Trump ‘Directly Responsible’ For His Sister’s Death

Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) - Come August, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has plans to install protective barriers on buses before resuming front door service and fare collections - Bus Operators, however, remain dubious as COVID-19 continues to gallop across the rest of the country. Joseph Branch (pictured above) is on the Executive Board of more»

Unions ‘Blast’ MTA Consultant's Virus Report As 'Whitewash' Of Its Failings

Published on Monday, July 13, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Unions representing tens of thousands of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Workers are blasting the findings of a consultant lauding the agency for its response to the COVID-19 Virus that has so far killed 132 of their colleagues, with one major Labor Leader terming it "revisionist history." "The MTA took early, proactive, more»

Workers ‘Demand’ New York State ‘Force’ Employers ‘To Provide On-The-Job Protections’ As Reopening Progresses

Published on Sunday, July 12, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) - Last week, a cross-section of Essential Workers gathered in Jackson Heights, Queens - one of the hardest hit communities during the Coronavirus Pandemic, to demand New York State pass new legislation compelling employers to provide them with necessary protective gear as New York City enters Phase 3 of its re-opening plan. more»

Social Distancing Challenges New York City Carpenters ‘Trying To Work Safe’ During COVID-19 Crisis

Published on Thursday, July 9, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - “Construction ‘is a very difficult job to do social distancing on,’” New York City District Council of Carpenters President Paul Capurso tells LaborPress, but as the construction industry recovers from its epidemic-peak nadir, the Union is relying on protective gear and education to keep its Members safe. more»

At The Center Of A Pandemic: IBEW Members In New York City ‘Endure The Latest Test Of Their City’s Resilience’

Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Crises are a calling for the Brothers and Sisters of New York City International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3. They were on the front lines when the towers fell, when Hurricane Sandy wreaked destruction, when other states and nations have cried out for help after storms and earthquakes – but nothing prepared them more»

“Workers Deserve Hazard Pay” – Front-Line Train Conductor Says Metropolitan Transportation Authority ‘Should Have Shut The System Down For 2 To 4 Weeks’

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Vincent Clementoni, a Member of Transit Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, is approaching his seventh year on the job. LaborPress spoke with him to learn about his daily working life and the challenges he faces in the era of Coronavirus. Originally from Brooklyn, where he grew up in Park Slope, the 50-year-old Clementoni (pictured below) now more»

Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association Says New NYC Budget Could Ax 1 Out Of Every 15 City Workers

Published on Monday, July 6, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Coronavirus-austerity budget passed by the City Council on July 1st could result in one out of every 15 City Workers being laid off if labor costs aren’t cut by $1 billion within three months and the Unions representing them aren’t happy about that. “That’s a ‘thank you we get for fighting the more»

32BJ SEIU: “We Are ‘Here To Demand Justice For Airport Workers.’” - New York City Airport Workers ‘Still Without’ Health Care ‘After Massive Industry Bailout’

Published on Sunday, July 5, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) – Dozens of Airport Workers who are Members of 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) participated in a social distancing outdoor rally that was held in the simmering heat at the Katch Astoria Gastropub & Bar in Queens late last week to advocate for the Healthy Terminals Act. Since the Coronavirus Pandemic hit the more»

IUPAT District Council 9 Members ‘Volunteer Their Time & Skills’ To Repair Damaged Minority-Owned Storefronts In The Bronx

Published on Friday, July 3, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(THE BRONX, NEW YORK) – Members of International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUYPAT) District Council 9 volunteered their time to repair broken storefront windows for two minority-owned local small businesses in the Bronx that were damaged during recent protests. The IUPAT Members lent their specialized skills to repair two Bronx more»

NYSNA Leader ‘Sounds Alarm’ Over ‘Draconian Cuts’ & COVID-19’s Resurgence

Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) is a 42,000-strong Union of Front-Line Nurses that is New York’s largest Union and Professional Association for Registered Nurses (RNs). LaborPress spoke to NYSNA President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez to learn more about the struggles her Union’s Members are facing in the time of more»

“Slap In The Face During The Pandemic” - CSEA-Represented City Workers On Long Island Fight Layoffs

Published on Monday, June 29, 2020 in New York City Labor News
CSEA Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Union Members James Hodge and Greg Webster are ready for the drive thru-rally. (Photos provided by CSEA City of Long Beach Unit President John Mooney.) (LONG BEACH, LONG ISLAND) - The COVID-19 Pandemic has led to financial difficulties for many communities across the more»

32BJ SEIU Rallies Behind New York City Security Officers ‘Suffering Under Unequal Caste System’

Published on Sunday, June 28, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Chanting “Equal Pay for Equal Work,” about 60 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Members rallied outside a Manhattan Homeless Shelter last week, demanding that privately run shelters that receive city funds pay their Security Officers the same wages that guards at city-run shelters get. “This ‘double more»

Unions ‘Blast’ New York City’s Mayor ‘For Stoking Fears’ After de Blasio ‘Threatens Huge’ Layoffs

Published on Friday, June 26, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Mayor de Blasio warned this week that without $1 billion in concessions from City Unions, he would have no choice but to lay off or furlough 22,000 Workers. Meanwhile, top Union Officials reacted angrily to his announcement, saying they got virtually no notice before he revealed that worst-case scenario. "Here’s ‘a way to more»

‘No Zeros For Heroes’ – Workers Say Metropolitan Transportation Authority Contract Stance ‘Is A Slap In The Face’ To Amalgamated Transit Union-Represented Employees ‘Who Are On The Front Lines Of The COVID-19 Pandemic’

Published on Thursday, June 25, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Hundreds of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Members rallied in front of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Headquarters Wednesday (June 24th) because they’ve been working without a contract since May 2019 - even though the Union that represents the largest number of Employees at New York City Transit, Transit Workers more»

More Women Come Forward, Allege ‘Unchecked’ Sexual Harassment By Management Of Teenage Workers Employed At McDonald’s

Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Two more women who were teenagers when they worked at a McDonald’s in Lansing, Michigan have added their names to a growing Class Action Sexual Harassment Lawsuit that was first filed last Fall. In November, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed the lawsuit on behalf of former McDonald’s Worker Jenna Ries and a more»

Labor Groups Construct Virtual ‘Memorial Wall’ For Workers Lost To COVID-19 Pandemic

Published on Monday, June 22, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Two organizations - Jobs with Justice and UnionBase, have come together during the Coronavirus Pandemic to offer a new website: WorkersMemorialWall.org, where people can post pictures of their Co-Workers who have been lost to COVID-19. LaborPress (LP) recently talked with Jobs with Justice Executive Director Erica Smiley (ES) to more»

32BJ SEIU President Kyle Bragg On Juneteenth: “We Have To Agitate And Take To The Streets!”

Published on Sunday, June 21, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - Labor Unions - if they aren’t already in the streets following the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many other unarmed People of Color, need to stand with Community Activists who are confronting police brutality and “bringing the heat for change in this country.” That’s the message 32BJ more»