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Kosciuszko Bridge Planned Implosion

February 27, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams is sounding the alarm on the feared environmental and public health harm that may result from the State’s planned implosion of the Kosciuszko Bridge.

Kosciuszko Bridge Planned Implosion

February 27, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams is sounding the alarm on the feared environmental and public health harm that may result from the State’s planned implosion of the Kosciuszko Bridge.

Construction Workers, Supporters Protest RXR BOMA Pinnacle Awards, Launch RXOurFuture Website

February 27, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – Members of Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 46 and supporters rallied on Thursday, February 23rd, outside the entrance to the Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, to protest the RXR BOMA Pinnacle Awards, and to announce the launching of a website, RXOurFuture.

Conn. Unions Protest Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill

February 26, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Hartford, CT - Connecticut union members traveled to the state capitol here Feb. 20 to protest a bill that would prohibit the government’s “recently hired and future employees” from bargaining over retirement benefits.

TEA Recruits Begin New Life at NYPD Police Academy

February 25, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco 

TEA Recruits are subject to the same kind of discipline as cops.

Queens, NY - This week, a new class of more than 150 raw recruits got a taste of what being New York City Traffic Enforcement Agents [TEAS] is really all about at an special orientation session held inside the Police Training Academy in Flushing, Queens. 

David Hansell Takes Over NYC ACS

February 24, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed David Hansell Commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).

All Eyes On New Hampshire's 'Paycheck Deception' Fight

February 23, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Donald Trump "believes in right-to-work."

New York, NY - The head of the AFL-CIO in New Hampshire is betting that the state’s legislature will soon strike down “paycheck deception” legislation the same way it has already rejected so-called “right-to-work” legislation.    

Iowa AFSCME Sues to Void ‘Draconian’ Bargaining Law

February 23, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia

Des Moines, IA - USA The union representing 40,000 Iowa public employees filed a lawsuit in state court here Feb. 20 arguing that the new law drastically restricting their collective-bargaining rights violates the state constitution.

Plastic Bag Battle Continues

February 23, 2017 
By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

New York, NY - Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda, Senator Marisol Alcantara and I have joined together and submitted a piece of joint-legislation to help resolve some of the environmental problems caused by plastic bags.

COLA Increase for APWU

February 23, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 16 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective March 4, in accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Santander Bank U.S. Workers Launch Union Organizing Drive

February 23, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Dallas, TX - Bank workers Tuesday started a struggle for unionization in the U.S. 15,000 bank workers at Spain-based Santander Bank are declaring their intentions to form a union.

This Week's Buzz: 'Right-to-Work' Defeat; FDNY 'Hazing'

February 22, 2017
 By Joe Maniscalco

Vulcan Society President Regina Wilson.

New York, NY - The labor movement scored a big win in New Hampshire recently, beating back a GOP-driven campaign to defund union shops in the Granite State. And on this week’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” radio show/podcast airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970, New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Glenn Brackett tells us how it was done. We’ll also hear New York City Council Member Andy King and Vulcan Society President Regina Wilson talk about bias and the so-called culture of “hazing” persisting inside the FDNY.

LIUNA Supports Acosta for Labor Secretary

February 22, 2017 
By LIUNA President Terry O’Sullivan

Washington, DC -  LIUNA supports President Trump’s nomination of Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of the United States Department of Labor. Mr. Acosta, a son of immigrants, has built a long and distinguished career as a public servant including three presidentially appointed positions.

Iowa Unions Rush to Ink Contracts Before Law Passes

February 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Cedar Rapids, IA - Public-sector unions in several Iowa cities are rushing to reach new contracts before the state enacts a law that would kill their ability to bargain over benefits.


 

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