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Spotlight on American Labor History

April 24, 2017
By Bill Hohlfeld

Whose Work Do We Value?

During last night’s broadcast, we focused our spotlight on the commemoration of Workers Memorial Day, which will take place again this year on April 28th. The simple message of the ceremonies that take place on that day is that no one should have to die in the attempt to make a living. Yet, often they do.

This Week's Buzz: Redistributing Wealth Downward And More!

April 20, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

New York, NY - The guests on this week’s edition of LaborPress’ ‘Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. at AM970, are looking to root out corruption on Long Island; put money back into the hands of New York City’s working class; and create good union jobs through the new green economy. 

Missouri Union-Shop Ban Backers Try to Stop Vote to Repeal It

April 20, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Jefferson City, MO - Supporters of Missouri’s new union-shop ban are trying again to have the courts block a voter referendum to repeal the law.

New Industrial Jobs In Staten Island

April 19, 2017 
By Neal Tepel


Staten Island, NY -  New York City has announced a new partnership with Staten Island MakerSpace, a Stapleton based non-profit STEAM education and community innovation center that helps support new companies that are creating jobs on Staten Island.

Walker Signs Law to Ban Local Project-Labor Agreements

April 19, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Madison, WI - Gov. Scott Walker signed a law Apr. 17 prohibiting local governments from making project-labor agreements that require contractors to use union labor.


Labor For Our Revolution: Four National Unions Support May Day Actions

April 18, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Washington, DC - Four national unions that are part of a new Labor For Our Revolution network are supporting the May 1st worker protests dubbed "A Day Without Immigrants".

Trump Hires Federal Administrator Who Purged Gay Workers

April 18, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - A top Agriculture Department official appointed by President Donald Trump in January was a “key player” in an effort to get rid of gay and lesbian workers in his agency during the Bush administration, ProPublica reports.

Spotlight on American Labor History

April 17, 2017 
By Bill Hohlfeld

The Clothes We Wear
Last night’s “Spotlight” piece was about the International Ladies Garment Workers Union Strike of 1916. Let me cut to the chase right here. They won. They got higher pay, better conditions and union recognition. Let’s think about that fact for a moment.

NYC Expands E-Waste Collection Program

April 17, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - Mayor de Blasio has announced the expansion of a successful curbside electronic waste collection program started on Staten Island to other boroughs of the city beginning this fall.

California Court Upholds San Diego Pension Cuts

April 17, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

San Diego, CA - A California court on Apr. 11 upheld a 2012 San Diego ballot initiative that cut retirement benefits for city workers. The 4th District Court of Appeal unanimously overturned the state Public Employee Relations Board’s 2015 ruling that the measure violated state law on public employees’ collective-bargaining rights.

N.H. Labor Nominee Draws Union Ire

April 17, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire AFL-CIO sharply criticized Gov. Chris Sununu nomination of union-shop ban supporter Ken Merrifield to head the state Department of Labor.

Senate IDC Secures Funding for Immigrant Legal Aid

April 16, 2017 
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress Albany

Albany, NY -  Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) Senate colleagues have announced they helped make the largest commitment to immigrant legal aid in New York State history.

Pension Cuts Delayed for Upstate Teamsters

April 15, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Buffalo, NY - Impending pension cuts for 34,000 active and retired Teamsters in New York State have been delayed at least until September.

Pennsylvania State Workers Sign Deal for 11.75% Raise

April 14, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Harrisburg, PA - Service Employees International Union Local 668 has officially finalized a contract covering more than 9,000 Pennsylvania state government employees, the union announced Apr. 7.


 

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