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Tallahassee Resists City Workers’ Union Campaign

June 22, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Tallahassee, FL - With city workers here making their third effort in 15 years to join a union, the Florida capital’s government is resisting. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers began helping city workers organize in February after several utility department workers asked for its assistance.

Trump Takes Employers’ Side in Supreme Court Class-Action Case

June 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The Trump administration is taking employers’ side in a Supreme Court case involving whether workers can be forced to sign compulsory-arbitration agreements that prohibit them from filing class-action lawsuits.

Kim Medina Takes Over as DC1707 Head

June 19, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - —Kim Medina, narrowly elected executive director of District Council 1707 AFSCME last month, has ambitious plans for the group of six human-services unions.

A ‘Great 7-Day Run’ For The Niagara-Orleans Labor Council:…

June 19, 2017 
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Niagara County, NY - It was a great stretch over the past several days for the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, with what’s believed to be a record-setting annual Labor’s Night at the Races fundraiser at Ransomville Speedway to benefit the Greater Niagara United Way - and the celebration of the 34th annual Harry S. Jordan Scholarship Reception that was held last week at the Como Restaurant in Niagara Falls.

Rudin Elected REBNY Chairman

June 16, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - The Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) Board of Governors has voted to approve William C. Rudin to succeed Rob Speyer as REBNY Chairman.  Mr. Speyer’s term ends in December 2017, and Mr. Rudin’s three-year term will begin on January 1, 2018.

Labor Secretary Reverses Rules on Employer Responsibility

June 16, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta has reversed two department policies regulating employers who claim their workers are independent contractors or employed by third parties.

Anchorage Firefighters Take One-Year Pay Freeze

June 14, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Anchorage, AK - Anchorage firefighters have agreed to void their current contract and take a one-year pay freeze, according to city documents issued June 6.

Labor Department Moves to Allow Secret Anti-Union Campaigns

June 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The Labor Department began taking public comments June 12 on its plans to get rid of the Obama administration’s “persuader rule,” which requires employers to reveal when they’ve contacted outside consultants on how to handle union organizing.

Security Cameras at NYCHA

June 12, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY -  New York City has installed new closed-circuit television cameras at 22 public housing developments, representing an investment of $15 million. These comprehensive upgrades will strengthen security throughout NYCHA developments and improve the quality of life for more than 42,000 residents.

Teamsters Endorse Michael Khader for Yonkers City Council President

June 12, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Yonkers, NY – Teamsters Joint Council 16 announced the endorsement of Michael Khader for Yonkers City Council President on Friday June 9, 2017. At the endorsement announcement in Melville Long Island Khader joined the Teamsters on the picket line in support of the strike at beer distributor Clare Rose.

Getting Out of Private Prisons

June 11, 2017 
By NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

New York, NY - America has a mass incarceration problem. For too long, we chose ‘tough on crime’ approaches that meant millions of non-violent people – often poor, overwhelmingly of color – were put behind bars. Jails became job-creating economic development tools at the expense of urban communities. Our corrections system wasn’t about rehabilitation at all.

Ohio Democrats Urge Broader Definition of ‘Infrastructure’

June 10, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Four members of Ohio’s congressional delegation signed an open letter to President Donald Trump June 7 urging him to use a broader definition of “infrastructure” when constructing or repairing public works.

Labor-Aligned Rising Star Retires to Spend Time with Family

June 9, 2017 
By Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein

Normally when a politician says they are retiring to spend more time with their family, we're skeptical. But Queens Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland seems to really mean it, describing the anguish of not being able to spend enough time with her husband and son.

CSEA Local 807 President Bonnie Peters ‘Calls Out’…

June 9, 2017 
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Maryville, NY - Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 807 President Bonnie Peters will be back in attendance tonight - (Wednesday, June 7th) when Chautauqua County’s Legislators meet to conduct a Public Services Forum in Mayville – the second time in a week that she’ll continue to apply public heat on a county plan of action that encourages the merging and dissolution of its villages and towns.


 

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