June 20, 2018 Federal Workers Sue to Stop Anti-Union Trump Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union of federal workers, filed a lawsuit May 31 asking a federal district court to void President Donald Trump’s May 25 executive order sharply limiting the amount of “official time” shop stewards can spend on union duties.

June 19, 2018 Sixth Cab Driver Commits Suicide

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Now the death meter has clicked up to six. Abdul Saleh, 59, a Yemeni immigrant who had driven a yellow cab for 31 years, was found dead June 15 in his apartment in southeast Brooklyn, after apparently hanging himself.

June 19, 2018 Bullying and Violence Continues in Public Schools

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has released a report outlining the stark state of mental health and social services in the city’s public schools. “Safe and Supportive Schools: A Plan to Improve School Climate and Safety in NYC,” discribes a dangerous rise in bullying  in the City’s public educational institutions. The audit  also reveales ...

June 19, 2018 Future of Unions – Organizing Workers

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Fight for $15 campaign which started in New York City, has brought thousands of fast-food workers, service and domestic workers traditionally considered beyond the reach of the American labor movement into the union fold.

June 18, 2018 Queens Plaza Park: The Latest Front In The Fight For Good Middle-Class Jobs

New York, NY – The Durst Organization’s towering Queens Plaza Park project in Long Island City is slated to become one of the tallest structures the modest borough has ever seen — but the fight over who builds the emerging skyscraper has ramifications that extend far beyond its looming 978,000 square-foot shadow.

June 18, 2018 Pennsylvania Nursing-Home Chain Won’t Recognize Union Contracts

BANGOR, Pa.—A Cleveland-based company in the process of taking over more than 10 Pennsylvania nursing homes is refusing to recognize their contracts with SEIU Healthcare, sparking fears among workers that their job security and benefits are on the chopping block. Saber Healthcare Group has already frozen wages at four facilities, SEIU spokesperson Jenn Landolina Wood...

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