Law and Politics

AFL-CIO Begins Anti-Trump Ads in Swing States

June 8, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Cleveland, OH - The AFL-CIO has launched a campaign to convince working-class voters in four swing states not to vote for Donald Trump for president.

Dems Stopped Sanders From Naming Union Leader to Platform Committee

June 8, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Spreckels, CA - The Democratic National Committee blocked Sen. Bernie Sanders from picking RoseAnn DeMoro of the National Nurses Union as one of his five nominees to the panel writing the party platform.

Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump Is Dangerously Incoherent

June 5, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump's ability to be president Thursday, slamming him as "dangerously incoherent".

A Memorial Day Plea to Stop Trump

May 31, 2016
By Larry Cary

Now that Donald Trump has obtained the delegates needed for winning the Republican nomination, the labor movement must do everything possible to defeat him in November.  Whether Hillary Clinton or Bernie Saunders wins the Democratic nomination, we must face the truth:  Trump’s election would unleash the very worst elements in our society, which will be used to divide workers, destroy unions and drive down the working class’s living standards and increase profits for the rich.

Colorado AFL-CIO Won’t Endorse Pro-TPP Senator

May 31, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Stapleton, C0 - When the Colorado AFL-CIO voted on endorsements for this year’s congressional races may 21-22, it left one Democrat out: Sen. Michael Bennet, who last year voted to give President Barack Obama “fast-track authority” on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

Illinois House Upholds Rauner’s Arbitration Veto

May 30, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Springfield, IL - The Illinois House on May 25 failed to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would have required expired contracts with state employees to be sent to arbitration.

Health Insurers Looking For Big Rate Hikes In 2017

May  28,  2016
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Wisconsin, WI - Health insurance companies are proposing large premium increases next year in several states for insurance sold through exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. 

UAW Endorses Clinton for President

May 27, 2016 
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

Detroit. MI - The UAW has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, citing her support for UAW members, her lifelong commitment to the job security of American families, and her ability to unify and win in November.

Larry Cary, Longtime Union Advocate

May 25, 2016 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY -- Larry Cary, a Founding Partner in the firm of Cary Kane LLP, has a long history of involvement with and working for unions. Born in Arizona, he grew up in Brooklyn, where, he says, his family was among the very poorest in the community.

The Time is Now for Paid Family Leave in New York State

May 17, 2016

By By Richard Winsten, Esq. & Deanne M. Braveman, Esq. Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

On April 4, 2016 Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Education, Labor, Housing, and Family Assistance Article VII budget bill into law. This bill contained two important laws for New Yorkers: an increase in the minimum wage and paid family leave Insurance. This article will examine the new Paid Family Leave law and the implications for employers and employees.

"Blue Collar Buzz" May Day Edition!

April 28, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

John Coffey with Neal and Bill before the show.

New York, NY - On this week’s May Day edition of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday, May 1, from 9 to 10 p.m. on AM970 TheAnswer, we’re talking about some of the most contentious labor struggles currently raging on the streets of New York City, and across the county. 

LIUNA Leaders Lobby Congress

April 22, 2016
By Tara Jessup 

Washington, D.C. – Local LIUNA leaders spread out across Capitol Hill April 19th, lobbying on issues regarding healthcare, energy, transportation infrastucture and pension security. These meetings with Congressional legislators followed the North American Building Trades Union Legislative Conference attended by U.S. Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

Bernie Bolsters Striking Verizon Workers; Telecom Jeered As 'Un-American'

April 19, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Striking Verizon workers on 42nd Street.

New York, NY - Striking Verizon workers fearing for their jobs after decades with the multi-billion dollar telecommunications giant took to the streets of Times Square yesterday, confident that they will ultimately beat back what they see as a naked assault on union rights. 

Mulgrew, De Blasio, Rally the Troups for Clinton

April 19, 2016
By Silver Krieger 

New York, NY - “Brothers and sisters in the UFT, you know how to do this!” were Mayor Bill De Blasio’s word to a packed house Wednesday night at the UFT headquarters in downtown Manhattan, at a rally for the Hillary Clinton campaign. The candidate herself was not in attendance.

Working Class Comes Out In Droves For Bernie!

April 18, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco 

Voting to Bernie: it's a generational thing for the Makrides family.

Brooklyn, NY - More than 28,000 working class people fed up politics as usual filled Prospect Park on Sunday for the largest ever campaign rally for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Presidential Primary Election April 19th

April 18, 2016

New York, NY -The Presidential Primary Election is on Tuesday, April 19th. Polls open from 6:00AM to 9:00PM. To vote in the Presidential Primary, you must be registered in either the Republican or the Democratic party.

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