October 16, 2018 California Orders Date Farm to Rehire Workers Fired for Safety Complaints

VISALIA, Calif.—A Coachella Valley date farm will rehire four workers and has paid them almost $40,000 in lost wages after the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board found they were illegally fired for complaining about health and safety problems. The four said they had been fired or switched to lower-paying jobs after they complained to supervisors...

October 15, 2018 Moving From Victims to Protagonists: Tipped Workers In The #MeToo Era Are Making Strides

New York, NY – In the year since the #MeToo movement first went viral, advocates fighting to end the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers say enormous strides to end the two-tiered pay system — and the sexual harassment it spawns — have been made. And the reason? Working women standing together in solidarity across all sectors...

October 15, 2018 New York City Not For Sale: The Fight Against Overdevelopment

New York, NY – This weekend, large groups of protestors showed up in suddenly cold temperatures on the steps of City Hall for a “Rally for our Neighborhoods.”

October 15, 2018 Can Union Organizers Tap Energy From Unlikely Sources?

NEW YORK, N.Y.—How can the labor movement organize to expand in the face of jobs restructured and government policies designed to hamstring workers’ leverage?

October 15, 2018 Alcoa Demands More Concessions in Nine-Month Lockout

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Quebec—The Alcoa aluminum company “is indicating clearly that it is not interested in settling a nine-month lockout” of 1,030 employees at its ABI smelter in Bécancour, Quebec, the United Steelworkers charged Oct. 10. The union’s statement came five days after former Quebec premier Lucien Bouchard, appointed by the provincial government as a special mediator,...

October 15, 2018 City Transit System Deteriorating

NEW YORK, NY – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has been slow to reverse the deterioration in service and we could be moving towards a transit crisis in New Yok City. “Our regional transit system is in crisis. Service has deteriorated on the city’s subways and buses, the Long Island Railroad and Metro-North. Subway ridership...

Labor Leadership Awards Nov. 27, 2018 Honoring:

  • LIUNA NY Concrete Workers President Angelo Angelone
  • AFSCME DC1707 Executive Director Kim Medina
  • IBT Local 810 President Mike Smith
  • IATSE Local 764 President Patricia White
  • SAG-AFTRA NY President Rebecca Damon

For information call Stephanie at 646-529-8436
or email:stephanie@laborpress.org

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