Labor In America- Who Do We Want To Be?

As most of you are probably aware, May is Labor History Month. Our roots, as America’s workers, are explored from the birth of “Mother” Jones in 1830, to that first May Day march of 1886, followed by the tragic Haymarket bombing. Miners, teachers, machinists, and railway workers all celebrate significant anniversaries in the month of…

After Medallion Loan-Fraud Exposé, NYWA Calls On City To Help Drivers

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The New York Times’ exposé of massive fraud and predatory loan practices in the taxi-medallion business didn’t shock the union representing yellow-cab drivers. “We’ve been sounding the alarm on the crisis of suicides, foreclosures, and bankruptcies among our city’s professional drivers for years,” New York Taxi Workers Alliance executive director Bhairavi Desai said in a…

The Working Theater Keeps The Spotlight On The People

New York, NY – Worker issues usually don’t bubble up and take centerstage in this town until there is a job action or strike — but the Working Theater is on a dedicated mission to shake up that paradigm, continually cultivating fresh new voices from within the labor community and bringing them straight to working…

Senator’s Pension-Cut Proposal Infuriates N.J. Unions

TRENTON, N.J.—A top New Jersey politician’s proposal to set up a two-tier pension system for government workers and cut their health benefits immediately infuriated public-sector unions. State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) introduced a 27-bill package May 16 that would move non-uniformed public-sector workers on the job for five years or less to a hybrid…

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Comptroller Stringer’s “NYC Under 3” Child Care Proposal Gains Broad Support

New York, NY – As the affordability crisis grows, New Yorkers across the city have called for the implementation of Comptroller Scott Stringer’s proposal to revolutionize childcare. “Child care is a basic need for working families, but the high price of care in New York puts it out of reach for most,” said Alison Hirsh, Vice President of…

Labor In America- Who Do We Want To Be?

As most of you are probably aware, May is Labor History Month. Our roots, as America’s workers, are explored from the birth of “Mother” Jones in 1830, to that first May Day march of 1886, followed by the tragic Haymarket bombing. Miners, teachers, machinists, and railway workers all celebrate significant anniversaries in the month of…

NYC Comptroller Proposes “NYC Under 3”

New York, NY – As child care costs continue to soar for working families, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has introduced – “NYC Under 3” – for New York City families. It is estimated that NYC Under 3 would help more than 70,000 families afford child care, more than triple the number of infants…

McDonald’s Hit With A Slew Of New Sexual Harassment Charges As Unionization Fight Continues

New York, NY – Could a new wave of sexual harassment charges leveled at the mighty McDonald’s corporate empire finally open the door to unionization? Fight for $15 advocates are hoping it does.  McDonald’s worker across the globe have won the right to unionize — that includes employees in China, Japan, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy…

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Labor In America- Who Do We Want To Be?

As most of you are probably aware, May is Labor History Month. Our roots, as America’s workers, are explored from the birth of “Mother” Jones in 1830, to that first May Day march of 1886, followed by the tragic Haymarket bombing. Miners, teachers, machinists, and railway workers all celebrate significant anniversaries in the month of...
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McDonald’s Hit With A Slew Of New Sexual Harassment Charges As Unionization Fight Continues

New York, NY – Could a new wave of sexual harassment charges leveled at the mighty McDonald’s corporate empire finally open the door to unionization? Fight for $15 advocates are hoping it does.  McDonald’s worker across the globe have won the right to unionize — that includes employees in China, Japan, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy...
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Labor Secretary’s Chief of Staff Ousted

WASHINGTON—Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s chief of staff, Nick Geale, will be forced out of office by May 31, the result of complaints about him bullying subordinates and the Trump administration’s desire for harsher treatment of unions. A Department of Labor spokesperson confirmed May 14 that Geale was quitting. Administration sources told Axios and Politico that...
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

NLRB Eyes Ending Protections for Workers Suing Employers

WASHINGTON—National Labor Relations Board general counsel Peter Robb is looking for ways to end workers’ protections against retaliation for actions not directly related to collective bargaining. While the National Labor Relations Act prohibits employers from punishing workers for collective action for “mutual aid or protection,” Robb’s office is arguing that the Supreme Court’s 2018 Epic...
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Senator’s Pension-Cut Proposal Infuriates N.J. Unions

TRENTON, N.J.—A top New Jersey politician’s proposal to set up a two-tier pension system for government workers and cut their health benefits immediately infuriated public-sector unions. State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) introduced a 27-bill package May 16 that would move non-uniformed public-sector workers on the job for five years or less to a hybrid...
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Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio Runs For President

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Earlier this week, I got an email from a PR person touting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s impending run for President. It included five questions he said he could answer. I decided it would be unprofessionally snarky to reply with my own answers, but now that the mayor has officially announced, here they are:...

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