Law and Politics

Cleveland Police Union Backs Trump; Black Officers Disagree

October 6, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Cleveland, OH - The Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association voted by a 3-1 margin Sept. 30 to endorse Donald Trump for President.

Secretary Clinton Has the Vision & Leadership

October 3, 2016 
By AFGE President j David Cox Jr

Washington, DC - The presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump proves that Secretary Clinton is the only candidate with the experience, temperament, and competence to be our next Commander-in-Chief, the head of the nation's largest federal employees union said today.

'Trump Doesn't Give a Crap About White Workers'

September 29, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

City Limits Publisher Jarrett Murphy with journalist Wayne Barrett.

New York, NY - Some frustrated white working class men and women left cold by the neoliberal policies of the Democratic Party elite may think that they have an ally in Donald Trump — but the legendary NYC journalist who has been following Trump for the last four decades, said at City Limits’ 40th anniversary bash on Monday night, that the Republican nominee “doesn’t give a crap” about white working class voters and has a long history of sacrificing their interests for personal gain. 

Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO…

September 29, 2016  
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell   

Buffalo, NY - In about six weeks this country will elect a new President and the stakes could not be higher.  While the endless discussion in the print and electronic media seems to have said all that can be said about the two major candidates, the concrete impact of a Trump victory must be emphasized: This is no ordinary election and we are not living in ordinary times.

Trump Lags Romney Among UAW members

September 29, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Detroit, MI - Donald Trump’s support among United Auto Workers members is less than what the Republican presidential nominees had in 2008 and 2012, union President Dennis Williams said Sept. 23.

'Blue Collar Buzz' Talks Trump With DC 37 Leader

September 28, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

'Blue Collar Buzz' Hosts Bill Hohlfeld and Neal Tepel.

New York, NY - On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, we’re talking about how garbage truck drivers and low-income communities throughout New York City are teaming up to fight back against commercial waste industry pollution. We’ve also got an exclusive interview with Henry Garrido, head of NYC’s largest municipal employees union, who warns potential Trump voters that the former reality TV star turned Republican darling has a long history of “failed responsibilities to working people.” 

Can the Sanders Movement Be Turned Into a Permanent Force?

September 27, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination this year was “the most significant left political insurgency in American politics in 50 years,” Bob Masters, political director for Communications Workers of America District One, declared at a forum Sept. 16. “What will become of this incredible mobilization?”

Trump Trailing Among Union Voters, AFL-CIO Poll Says

September 15, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Donald Trump lost support among union members in five key states over the summer, according to internal polling figures released by the AFL-CIO Sept. 7.

This Week's Buzz: Justice for Joe Hill; What's Up With Neoliberal Labor?

September 14, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

New York, NY - On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, we’re looking back at the life of legendary IWW martyr Joe Hill and the new efforts to exonerate him 100 years after his execution. We’ll also talk about the rise of neoliberalism inside the Labor Movement today, and why it’s the wrong move for workers. Next, it’s stirring voices from the instructor lockout at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus, as well as this year’s Labor Day Parade. 

Trump Doesn’t Pay Campaign Staff

September 9, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has come up with a solution to the problem of huge campaign payrolls.

Teamsters Endorse Clinton

September 5, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced Aug. 26 that it has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, after a unanimous vote by its executive board.

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

August 31, 2016 
By AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders

New York, NY - ”AFSCME applauds the Obama administration's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order and fully supports the regulations required to implement it.

Social Security Must Remain Strong

August 28, 2016 
By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Editorial

Washington, DC - Exactly 81 years ago this month, President Roosevelt signed Social Security into law. It’s wonderful that even after all these years, Social Security still stands strong as one of the government’s most successful programs.

Once Bitten, Twice Liable

August 26, 2016 
By: Michael A. Serpico, Esq.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs each year (and, in case you were wondering, in 2015, 6,549 were US Postal employees.)

Labor Board Recognizes Right of Private University Graduate Assistants to Unionize

August 25, 2016 
By Larry Cary

On Tuesday, the National Labor Relations Board issued its long awaited decision in Columbia University and held that “student assistants who have a common-law employment relationship with their university are statutory employees under the Act.” 

AFL-CIO Wants Clinton to Pick Pro-Union Federal Trade Rep

August 18, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - If Hillary Clinton is elected President, major American labor unions want her to nominate a U.S. trade representative who’s more interested in strengthening American manufacturing than doing new trade deals.

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