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Mayor de Blasio Gets 32BJ Endorsement; Vows to Fight Trump on Deportations

November 18, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Mayor Bill de Blasio with 32BJ President Hector Figueroa.

New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday cheerfully accepted 32BJ SEIU's early endorsement of his 2017 reelection bid, while also attempting to assuage the fears of many hard working New Yorkers who worry they could be among the three million immigrants President -Elect Donald J. Trump says he wants to deport. 

Trump’s Appointment of Stephen Bannon

November 17, 2016 
By Assemblymember Walter T Mosley


Brooklyn, NY - “I condemn President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Stephen Bannon as his White House Chief Strategist. As a well-known anti-Semitic, white nationalist it is unacceptable that he has been given such a prestigious White House appointment.

Jewish-Labor Honorees Urge Resistance to Trump

November 17, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - The shadow of Donald Trump loomed over the Jewish Labor Committee’s annual Human Rights Awards Nov. 14.

This Week's Buzz: Trump Fallout; REBNY Rocked and More!

November 16, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco 

Trying to be hopeful: Ray Rogers and Larry Cary join the BCB team.

On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, we’ll find out why attorney and author Larry Cary fears President-Elect Trump will spark an armed insurrection on the streets of America, and why Corporate Campaign, Inc. founder Ray Rodgers calls the Real Estate Board of New York a “criminal enterprise.” On a lighter note, we’ll also find out how Steamfitters Local 638 President Pat Dolan and his union are helping to create middle class careers for returning veterans and young people.

Preparing for a Trump Administration

November 16, 2016  
By Bill Lipton, NY Working Families Party

Washington, DC - The entire team at WFP has been struggling with some of the same questions, fears, and immense pain that I know many of you have been struggling with too.

Trump Wins - Now What is to be Done?

November 15, 2016
By Larry Cary

It’s been a week since Donald Trump won the election.  I needed time to process the defeat before writing about it.   The stakes were so high – America’s position in the world order and whether the federal government is to become a complete right-wing tool of the rich and powerful.  It was and continues to be discombobulating.

Impact Of The Recent Election On Benefits

November 15, 2016  
By Maryelizabeth Zacharias, DIA
EVP, Client Experience & Benefits Practice Leader

Trump winning, and the Republicans controlling Congress, the landscape is definitely favorable for allowing a quick and seismic change or possible repeal of ACA, especially considering that Trump will be filling the open Supreme Court seat.

NNU: Manipulated Primary Gave Us A Weaker Candidate - But Fight Goes On

November 15, 2016   
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger says manipulation of the Democratic presidential primary by the DNC ended up nominating a candidate chosen by party leaders not by the people.

WIN Week In Review

November 13, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka says more than anything the presidential election was an indictment of politics as usual.

AFL-CIO: Election An Indictment Against Political Elites,Anti-Worker Policies

November 12, 2016  
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka says more than anything the presidential election was an indictment of politics as usual. Trumka says for too long political elites embraced economic policies that "hold down wages, increase inequality, diminish opportunity and ship American jobs overseas."

Organized Labor Responds To Election Of Trump…

November 12, 2016  
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  

New York, NY - Organized Labor, nationally and in New York State, is issuing official comment on the presidential election of Republican Donald Trump, with National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka saying “make no mistake,” the Labor Movement is “committed to defending our American Democracy” and that Labor “can ‘never back down from our values.’”

Election Evidenced Need to Expand Voting

November 11, 2016  
By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know

Queens, NY – Election Days matters not just for the result – and many readers of Labor Press and The Public Ought To Know share strong feeling about the rent outcome nationally and down the ballot.

Blue Collar Buzz Tackles President-Elect Trump

November 11, 2016 
By Joe Maniscalco 

New York, NY - This Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” tackles the upcoming presidency of Donald J. Trump with Long Island Federation of Labor leader John Durso, TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen, Greater New York Chamber of Commerce CEO Mark Jaffe and “Morano in the Morning” host Frank Morano. 

Labor Reels in Reaction to Trump Win

November 10, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Labor faces a real onslaught from Trump and the GOP

Brooklyn, NY - New York City’s wing of the House of Labor spent the day after election day attempting to come to grips with the idea of Donald Trump in the White House after the ex-reality star and accused sexual predator bested former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. 

Report On The Chautauqua County Democratic Committee’s ‘Salute To American Labor’ Dinner In Jamestown…

November 10, 2016  
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell 

Jamestown, NY -  Just days before Western New York Union Members head to the polls to not only cast their vote for president, but also for an array of Congressional, New York State and local candidates, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Third District Vice President Don Siegel cautioned all who attended the Chautauqua County Democratic Committee’s Salute to American Labor Dinner that: “We’ve forgotten that ‘we’re all part of this” and “We ‘can’t believe everything will be taken care of just by voting.’”

Election 2016

November 9, 2016  
By AFSCME President Lee Saunders

Washington, DC - Voters sent a clear message last night. Many Americans said plainly that they are frustrated and anxious, afraid they won’t be able to provide for their families.

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