Now Playing: ‘At War’ (En Guerre) – The Movie Every American Trade Unionist Should See!

New York, NY – “At War” (En Guerre) is a gripping new French language movie about the struggles of trade unionists trying to save 1,100 jobs after the profitable factory where they work announces immediate plans to shut down. It opens Friday night, July 19, at the Village East Cinema on 2nd Avenue, and is…

Fight For $15 Workers Ahead of Historic House Vote: ‘There’s Nothing We Can’t Achieve’

New York, NY – After a seven-year struggle to get House Democrats to act on a $15 an hour minimum wage, fast food workers and other low wage earners in the town that kicked off the Fight For $15 movement in 2012, are feeling there’s nothing they can’t achieve through collective action. “We can’t think…

Working In This Heat? Take Care…And Confront The Climate Crisis

Brooklyn, NY – Right now, at the time of this writing, the temperature out on these mean city streets feels like a blistering 103-degrees; Congress is seriously considering a newly introduced bill seeking to better protect U.S. workers from heat related deaths; and the Democratic National Committee is under pressure to host a presidential debate…

Activists Salute NYC Workers As House Gets Set To Vote On ‘Historic’ $15 Minimum Wage

New York, NY – Advocates for the establishment of a nationwide $15 an-hour minimum wage are confident House Democrats will pass the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 on Thursday — and they credit fast food workers and other low-wage earners in New York City with spearheading the entire effort seven years ago.  “We are…

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Talc-Mill Union Leader Elected Head of Montana AFL-CIO

HELENA, Mont.—The leader of a talc-mill union locked out for almost three months last year is now the president of the Montana AFL-CIO. Randy Tocci, president of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local D-239 at Imerys Talc in Three Forks, took office this month after being elected head of the 44,000-member state labor federation in June….

Wind Energy Expands on Long Island

Long Island, NY ­- Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. This is now the most comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation in the country and expected to produce 1,600 jobs. The legislation mandates that at least 70 percent of New York’s electricity comes from renewable energy sources such as…

Keep The Cap? TLC To Hold Hearings As Struggling Drivers Remain In Crisis

New York, NY – Lal Singh, a 63-year-old diabetic cab driver from Hicksville, Long Island recently returned to work after spending two weeks recuperating from a serious foot infection. Both Singh’s doctor and family thought he needed more rest and objected to his return. But as Singh told LaborPress last week, “I had to pay…

Ramneet Kalra and Dr. David Tepel from NYC Health Dept. Receive Hayes Award

This year’s Frederick O’Reilly Hayes Prize for outstanding and innovative project work by employees in New York City agencies was awarded to the team of Ms. Ramneet Kalra and Dr. David Tepel of the Oral Health Program of the City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for their success in bringing dental services to over…

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Fight For $15 Workers Ahead of Historic House Vote: ‘There’s Nothing We Can’t Achieve’

New York, NY – After a seven-year struggle to get House Democrats to act on a $15 an hour minimum wage, fast food workers and other low wage earners in the town that kicked off the Fight For $15 movement in 2012, are feeling there’s nothing they can’t achieve through collective action. “We can’t think...
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The Landmark Agreement Between NYC & DC 1707

The recently settled  contract agreement between District Council 1707 early childhood care providers and New York City benefits over 4,000 of their union members. District Council 1707 Local 205 educators provide critical services to young children yet they had been paid much less than teachers in the city school system. The contract extension will benefit...
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‘Where Were You When Children Were Being Stripped From The Hands Of Their Mothers?’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Facing the back side of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices with chants of “Close the camps” and a forest of orange and white electric candlelights, more than 1,000 people rallied in lower Manhattan July 12, to protest what 32BJ SEIU called “the inhumane detention practices and brutal immigration policies of the Trump...
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Pennsylvania Flooring Company Locks Out 180 Workers

LANCASTER, Pa.—As the day shift at the Armstrong Flooring factory and distribution center here ended at 4 p.m. July 2, the company locked out all 180 members of United Steelworkers Local 285. The workers’ last contract expired in October 2017, and Local 285 members have rejected three tentative agreements since then. Armstrong spokesman Steve Trapnell...