October 22, 2018 FDR’s ‘2nd Bill of Rights’ Invoked In Support Of #CountMeIn

New York, NY – A year of taking to the streets and protesting unchecked corporate greed in NYC’s Real Estate Industry has sparked renewed interest in a call President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made almost 75 years ago. 

October 22, 2018 UFT & DOE Agree to Procedures Simplifying Disputes

Reproduced: uft.org It worked well to reduce paperwork. So the UFT and the Department of Education agreed in the proposed contract to expand the process to resolve other school-based disputes. The contract announced on Oct. 11 creates a new way for school chapter leaders and their chapters to fight for improvements in professional development, curriculum...

October 22, 2018 No Talks in Sight in Hawaii Marriott Strike

HONOLULU, Hawaii—A week after talks with the chain that owns five Marriott hotels in Hawaii broke down, the union representing the 2,700 striking workers said the Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts company has not tried to schedule any further negotiations. “We haven’t heard anything from Kyo-ya about contract negotiations,” UNITE HERE Local 5 spokesperson Michael Kirby,...

October 22, 2018 Providence School-Bus Strike Ends With Pension Compromise

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Area school-bus drivers and monitors returned to work Oct. 15, two days after almost unanimously ratifying a contract agreement that ended their 11-day walkout. The First Student bus company agreed to contribute to a pension fund for the workers, while Teamsters Local 251, the union representing them, agreed that the retirement plan would be...

October 21, 2018 #CountMeIn Ally: Vote ‘Yes’ To Help Get REBNY Money Out Of NYC Politics

New York, NY – This past week, New City Council Speaker Corey Johnson strongly threw his support behind the Building Trades’ #CountMeIn campaign against so-called “open shop” development — but how much help can union hardhats truly expect to get given the predominance of Real Estate Industry money in New York City politics? 

October 21, 2018 Montana Senator Joins Rally for Locked-Out Talc Workers

THREE FORKS, Mont.—Sen. Jon Tester paid a visit to the picket line at the Imerys Talc Mill in Three Forks Oct. 13, telling workers locked out for more than two months that “you guys are on the right side of things.” The Montana Democrat, who is in a close re-election race against Matt Rosendale, said...

Labor Leadership Awards Nov. 27, 2018 Honoring:

  • LIUNA NY Concrete Workers President Angelo Angelone
  • AFSCME DC1707 Executive Director Kim Medina
  • IBT Local 810 President Mike Smith
  • IATSE Local 764 President Patricia White
  • SAG-AFTRA NY President Rebecca Damon

For information call Stephanie at 646-529-8436
or email:stephanie@laborpress.org

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