September 23, 2018 Plattsburgh Hospital Workers Rally for Safe Staffing

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.—More than 100 people rallied here Sept. 14 to call on the University of Vermont Health Network’s Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital to maintain safe staffing levels. “We believe our patients and community deserve to have the best care possible, not just at their bedside. Right down to their meal preparations and delivery, the cleanliness...

September 22, 2018 Rauner Vetoes Raising Minimum Teacher Salary to $40,000

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill Sept. 16 that would have raised the minimum salary for teachers in the state to $40,000 in the 2022-23 school year. Teachers deserve to be well-compensated, the governor wrote in his veto message, but “minimum pay legislation is neither the most efficient nor the most effective way.”...

September 21, 2018 New Group of 19 Moves Up To Level II TEA Status; NYPD Brass Salutes

New York, NY – Expectant Traffic Enforcement Agents, along with friends and family waited in happy anticipation of their upgrade from Level I to Level II  at a Special Operations Traffic Enforcement Division ceremony in midtown Manhattan, this week.

September 21, 2018 Tacoma Teachers’ Strike Ends; Wins 14% Raise

TACOMA, Wash.—Teachers in Tacoma voted almost unanimously Sept. 14 to ratify a contract that will give them raises averaging 14.4%, and returned to work Sept. 17, ending their seven-day strike. The vote was 2,022-23 in favor. The district had offered a 3.1% raise before the strike, and 7.5% after it started. The deal will increase...

September 21, 2018 Locked-Out Workers Seek to Help After Massachusetts Gas Explosion

LAWRENCE, Mass.—Locked-out gas workers’ offer to help after a series of explosions Sept. 12 killed one person, injured at least 25, and damaged over 80 homes has gone unheeded. The presidents of the two unions locked out by the National Grid utility since June, United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012, said in a statement Sept....

September 20, 2018 Six Members of the Yonkers Police Department Honored for Bravery

ALBANY, NY – Six members of the Yonkers Police Department are recipients of the New York State Police Officer of the Year Award.

The Union Way is the American Way

Labor Press is proud to announce we have published a 16-page Pull-out Section in today’s NY Daily News. Please click on the link below to view it. Enjoy the read and Solidarity.



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