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.

August 20, 2017 AFL-CIO Quits Trump Manufacturing Council

WASHINGTON—AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka quit President Trump’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative council Aug. 15, saying he was doing it “on behalf of America’s working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups.”

August 19, 2017 State Workers’ Comp Board Eyes Benefit Cuts for Permanent Injuries

New York, N.Y.—In less than two weeks, the state Workers Compensation Board will release revised guidelines for judging how much people are disabled by on-the-job injuries—and those revisions are expected “to slash compensation for permanent injuries to limbs,” warns the Workers Compensation Alliance, a group of about 150 lawyers and law firms who represent injured...

August 18, 2017 First Responders Continue to Pay the Ultimate Price for 9/11

This week, as the nation grappled with parading neo-Nazis, Klu Klux Klansmen and other purveyors of hate, the FDNY said farewell to Ret. Firefighter Robert Alexander — the latest 9/11 first responder to die as a direct result of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

August 17, 2017 Unions: We Must Lead the Opposition to White Supremacy

  Labor leaders here and across the nation are speaking out in the wake of the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and declaring trade unionists must lead the fight against the rise of white supremacy in Donald Trump’s USA. 


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