Law and Politics

Organized Labor Responds To Election Of Trump…

November 12, 2016  
By 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 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.

Trump’s Mentor Was ’50s Union-Buster

November 9, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

New York, NY - Donald Trump’s mentor during his rise to celebrity status in the 1970s and 1980s was the late Roy Cohn, a lawyer and New York City power broker.

1199 SEIU Stumps for Hillary In Pennsylvania

November 8, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

New York, NY - “If it’s not her, it’s going to be him.”

1199 SEIU workers are getting out the vote.

With that — and the added bonus of Rudy Giuliani as the head of Homeland Security — members of 1199 SEIU filled buses bound for the battleground state of Pennsylvania early Tuesday morning, determined to convince as many voters there as possible to cast presidential ballots for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

AFGE President Hails Voting Rights Court Ruling

November 8, 2016  
By Neal Tepel, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC -  North Carolina native J. David Cox Sr., who leads the nation's largest federal employee union,  hailed a court ruling restoring voting rights to thousands of mostly black residents who were illegally removed from the rolls.

ELECTION 2016: Workers’ Rights in the Balance

November 8, 2016   
By Alex Schmidt, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP

Washington, DC - The most critical issue of the presidential campaign facing workers of this country is its impact on the Supreme Court.

From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation Richard Lipsitz…

November 8, 2016  
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell

Buffalo, NY - The Time To Decide Is Here - Just Vote!, was authored by Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Above) - who serves as President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF).

Election 2016: The Year of Women Voters

November  7, 2016 
By Merri Berry

St. Louis, MO - Women have the power to be the difference in this election cycle. A deeper look into races on the federal and state levels show women as a pivotal vote in 2016.  For the past several election cycles, we’ve heard a lot about soccer moms and unmarried women helping determine the election cycle.

AFSCME Member Turns Passion into Action

November 7, 2016 
By Mary Robbins

Harrisburg, PA - Helping students pursue higher education is Linda Wise’s passion. For 23 years, she has been a clerk at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, a national provider of student financial aid services.

Election 2016: Workers' Rights in the Balance

November 7, 2016
By Alex Schmidt
Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP

Editor's Note: The following begins a special feature from law expert Alex Schmidt looking at important legal issues impacting today's working men & women. 

Legal expert Alex Schmidt.

New York, NY - The most critical issue of the presidential campaign facing workers of this country is its impact on the Supreme Court. Electing Donald Trump would create a systemic risk that many worker protections taken for granted today—federal minimum wage laws, child labor laws, anti-discrimination rules and workplace safety regulations—will be greatly weakened or lost altogether. 

Get Out the Vote for Hillary Clinton

November 7, 2016 
By Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

New York, NY - Yesterday, I traveled across New York as Democrats rallied to Get Out The Vote. I’ll tell you what I told them: this is not the time to take anything for granted. Because while most elections are about choosing a leader, this election is about making a statement of who we are.

AFGE Member Leads with His Heart…and His Hair

November 7, 2016 

Washington, DC - Francis Nichols calls himself a walking billboard for AFGE and Hillary Clinton. This post originally appeared at Medium.
It isn’t hard to spot Francis Nichols in Orlando, Florida — or whom he supports for president.

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