911 Operators Deserve First Responder Status

Editor’s Note: Chrystle Bullock is an NYPD 911 Police Communication Technician and DC 37 Local 1549 AFSCME Delegate The first voice on the line that you hear when you call in an emergency is the 911 Operator. We tend to be the forgotten voice. We want to be heard and we are seeking official First…

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PBA President At Odds With NYPD Commissioner Over ‘Police Reform and Reinvention’ Forums

New York, NY – Commissioner Dermot Shea announced last week, that the NYPD will be participating in a series of community forums with local organizations, along with both the Mayor’s Office and Governor’s Office, in an effort to transform policing going forward in New York City. This comes on the heels of protests throughout the…

Coping with COVID’s Impact on Worker Health & Well-being

New York, NY – With an obvious focus on both our political and financial futures, jobless concerns and unemployment worries are an impending threat to the working world. There is no concrete evidence of a Covid vaccine which would allow schools and businesses to fully reopen. And unfortunately, local spikes of Covid infections have caused…

Labor Joins Calls to Defund the Police Following the Shooting Death of Breonna Taylor

New York, NY – The grand jury verdict in the Breonna Taylor case has left many trade unionists outraged as two of the three police officers involved in the EMT’s shooting death on March 13, were not indicted, and a third received a minor charge — even after audio recordings were released that had conflicting statements from…

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Radius Bank Job Opening

New York, NY — Radius Bank, whose Regional Sales & Relationship Executive from Radius Bank Michael Fina often writes about union matters for LaborPress, has a job opening. Radius Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering competitive compensation, comprehensive employee benefits and opportunities for career education and advancement. Equally as important, it is committed to…

911 Operators Deserve First Responder Status

Editor’s Note: Chrystle Bullock is an NYPD 911 Police Communication Technician and DC 37 Local 1549 AFSCME Delegate The first voice on the line that you hear when you call in an emergency is the 911 Operator. We tend to be the forgotten voice. We want to be heard and we are seeking official First…

PBA President At Odds With NYPD Commissioner Over ‘Police Reform and Reinvention’ Forums

New York, NY – Commissioner Dermot Shea announced last week, that the NYPD will be participating in a series of community forums with local organizations, along with both the Mayor’s Office and Governor’s Office, in an effort to transform policing going forward in New York City. This comes on the heels of protests throughout the…

Coping with COVID’s Impact on Worker Health & Well-being

New York, NY – With an obvious focus on both our political and financial futures, jobless concerns and unemployment worries are an impending threat to the working world. There is no concrete evidence of a Covid vaccine which would allow schools and businesses to fully reopen. And unfortunately, local spikes of Covid infections have caused…

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Coping with COVID’s Impact on Worker Health & Well-being

New York, NY – With an obvious focus on both our political and financial futures, jobless concerns and unemployment worries are an impending threat to the working world. There is no concrete evidence of a Covid vaccine which would allow schools and businesses to fully reopen. And unfortunately, local spikes of Covid infections have caused...
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Labor Joins Calls to Defund the Police Following the Shooting Death of Breonna Taylor

New York, NY – The grand jury verdict in the Breonna Taylor case has left many trade unionists outraged as two of the three police officers involved in the EMT’s shooting death on March 13, were not indicted, and a third received a minor charge — even after audio recordings were released that had conflicting statements from...
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Unions Go to Court Over Trump’s Failure to Provide COVID Protection for Frontline Workers

New York, NY – Labor unions and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday, October 8, against the federal government over its failure to provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to essential workers. The unions include the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Transport Workers Union (TWU), AFL-CIO, AFT, SEIU, Association of Flight Attendants, CWA, United Food...
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Airline Contractors Axed Thousands of Workers While Federal Payroll Aid Was On Way

WASHINGTON—Fifteen airline contractors that received more than $1 billion in federal aid intended to “preserve aviation jobs” laid off more than 16,000 workers while their applications for the money were pending, according to a report released Oct. 9 by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. The companies, which provide services such as handling...
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Why I am voting against hate

Reprinted: Asbury Park Press The upcoming national election for president will be critical. Do we continue down the collision course of national division, hatred, and violence? Or will we move toward equal justice, greater unity, and peace? Under President Trump, violence, confrontations, and crime in the streets of our cities has increased. At the first...