August 17, 2018 Gig-Economy Firms Lobby California Dems to Void Court Ruling

SACRAMENTO, CA.—Several leading gig-economy companies, including Uber and Lyft, are lobbying California’s top Democrats to take action that would blunt a court ruling that makes it much harder for them to claim their workers are “independent contractors” and not employees. The California Supreme Court’s April ruling in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court of...

August 16, 2018 ‘We Will Win!’

New York, NY – After a hot summer demonstrating against billionaire developer Stephen Ross and so-called “open-shop” development at Hudson Yards, members of the #CountMeIn campaign are vowing to turn up the heat heading into this year’s Labor Day Parade on September 8. 

August 16, 2018 ‘No Movement’ From Company in National Grid Lockout

HAVERHILL, Mass.—The lockout of more than 1,100 National Grid gas workers in Massachusetts is now well into its second month with no sign of an end, union members say. “Every time we’ve met with the company’s negotiating team we’ve asked two questions,” Jeff Hamel of United Steelworkers Local 12012-04 told the Eagle-Tribune. “If they’ll allow...

August 16, 2018 Federal Government’s Failure in Puerto Rico Crisis

“A report released by the Puerto Rican government estimates that more than 1,400 people may have died in the aftermath of the storm. The shocking death toll underscores the scale of the tragedy as well as the extent of the federal government’s failure to respond to this crisis. This tragedy was not just the result...

August 15, 2018 Healthplex – The Preventive Care Experts

Summer is officially here! The kids are out of school, temperatures are sweltering, and your calendar is filled with picnics, golf outings, and conferences. As your members continue to take advantage of this idyllic time of year, there is a good chance they are also forgetting to take care of their teeth.

August 15, 2018 NYC Transit Workers To Frustrated Riders: ‘We’re In This Together’

New York, NY – Transit workers on edge in the aftermath of this weekend’s vicious attack on a subway conductor in Brooklyn want those guilty of the assault caught and prosecuted — but they also want frustrated riders to understand they are not to blame for lousy MTA service.  



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