Jazz Artists Call on Jazz Club Owners to Scale Up Pensions!

May 5, 2015
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Hundreds of public sector and private sector employees gathered near Columbus Circle to celebrate May Day on Friday. Kevin Blancq joined the troupe to bring attention to struggling jazz artists who aren’t receiving pension contributions from the owners of the jazz clubs they perform for.

The Robots Are Coming For Our Jobs!

May 1, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

What happens when robots take over the workplace?

New York, NY -  In as little as five years, hi-tech robots could replace fast food workers at restaurants across the country — and that’s only the beginning. According to the author of the provocative new book, “Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future,” it won't matter if you have a white collar job with a post graduate degree — inevitably, we’re all going to be unemployed. 

Musicians Say AM/FM Radio Should Pay Up!

April 16, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—The president of the American Federation of Musicians said at the musicFIRST press conference on Monday, where Congressman Jerrold Nadler announced he would be introducing legislation to ensure musicians receive royalties from radio broadcasters, that its high time for his members to be paid each time their music is played on the radio, whether on the Internet, AM/FM or satellite. 

SAG-AFTRA Calls on Music Fans to Support Fair Play, Fair Pay

April 15, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—The musicFIRST coalition announced on Monday morning new legislation being introduced by Congressman Jerrold Nadler that would require radio broadcasters to start paying musicians when they’re music is played either on Internet, satellite or AM/FM radio. SAG-AFTRA is very much part of the coalition supporting the Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015. 

Musicians Demand Fair Pay from Radio Broadcasters

April 14, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—Some of Rock 'n' Roll’s and Motown’s legends gathered at SAG-AFTRA’s offices on Broadway to join Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s introduction of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015, which would update music licensing rules so that musicians and songwriters receive the full value of their work when their songs are played on AM/FM, Internet and satellite radio. 

Icahn Made Millions from NJ Hotels While Demanding Worker Give-Backs

November 12, 20014
By Neal Tepel

Atlantic City, New Jersey - According to a new report from UNITE HERE Gaming Research, Carl Icahn collected over $350 million from his ownership of the debt in Trump Entertainment since 2010.

Natural History Museum NYCHA Program

October 29, 2014
By Amanda LoMonaco

New York, NY — The American Museum of Natural History Family Science Program will now provide free museum visits for families in NYCHA housing along with supervised tours and workshops. Children and families can explore the natural world of exhibitions, workshops, and interactive activities with museum staff. Funding has been provided through the New York City Council. The program will serve families in NYCHA housing with children aged 4-10 years old on Saturdays from October 2014 to May 2015.

Airbnb's NYC Listings Violate The Law

October 21, 2014
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY – A report issued by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found widespread illegality across New York City listings on the Airbnb website, with data indicating that as much as 72% of Airbnb reservations over the last several years violated New York law.

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