August 22, 2017 Casting Directors Challenge B’way League to Begin Bargaining!

New York, NY – Casting directors responsible for some of the Great White Way’s most lucrative shows, marched on the Broadway League’s 7th Avenue offices on Monday morning, in open defiance of the organization’s tough talk and mulish refusal to bargain for healthcare and pension benefits.

August 21, 2017 Let’s Fix What’s Broken

All of us have heard, and probably used at some time in our lives, the old expression: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” There is no doubt, that as conventional wisdom, that maxim has stood the test of time. I would submit that the converse is equally true. If it is broken, by all...

August 21, 2017 Idaho Silver Strike Enters Sixth Month

Mullan, Idaho—Members of United Steelworkers Local 5114 have been on strike at the Lucky Friday silver mine here since March 13, resisting major concessions demanded by Hecla, the mine’s owner. The company’s “last and final” offer would have given it the right to increase health-insurance costs at any time and ended union control over the...

August 21, 2017 Canadian Building Trades: Going Green Would Create 4 Million Jobs

Ottawa, Ontario—Converting Canada’s economy to virtually eliminate greenhouse-gas emissions could create almost 4 million construction jobs over the next 35 years, says a study commissioned by Canada’s Building Trades Unions.

August 20, 2017 San Diego County Workers Prepare for Possible Strike

San Diego, Calif.—The largest union of San Diego County employees is preparing for a possible strike, after working almost two months under an expired contract. Service Employees International Union Local 221, which represents about 10,000 of the county’s 17,000 employees, including librarians, social workers, and nurses, announced Aug. 11 that 90% of its members had voted to authorize a walkout.

August 20, 2017 NYC’s Economic Outlook Continues Strong

New York, NY — New York City’s economy picked up in the spring and summer of 2017, according to a new analysis from New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. The new quarterly report found economic growth of 3.3% in the second quarter of this year — more than double the growth from the same quarter last year.

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