August 23, 2017 Local 94 Member Fights to Educate Public About Importance of Unions

New York, NY – Bill Caramico, a mechanic and shop steward at Local 94, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), as well as a member of its Executive Board, has a mission: to educate the non-union public about the vital importance of putting its support behind unions. Some years ago, Kuba Brown, Business Manager and...

August 22, 2017 NYC Carpenters Raise $200G for Disabled Vets’ Homes

On Aug. 11, union carpenters from New York City hung up their hammers to swing some irons at Crystal Springs Golf Course in New Jersey, to help support a cause they are well-suited to endorse: constructing wheelchair-accessible homes for injured U.S. veterans. Partnering with retired pro-football star Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, the New...

August 22, 2017 Customer Care Rules at General Vision Services

New York, NY — Recently we visited General Vision Services (GVS) and spoke with Teresa Carfora, their Customer Service Manager. She sits in the heart of the GVS customer service department in their New York City headquarters, alongside her team as they assist their members throughout the day. We spoke about how she got her...

August 22, 2017 Mexican Workers Protest NAFTA Renegotiations

Mexico City, D.F.—As talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement began in Washington Aug. 16, workers from several leading Mexican labor unions marched in Mexico City, demanding “a new cooperation and complementarity agreement.”

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...

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