Icy Stand-Off Between MTA And Union Develops Over Dog Days of Summer ’19

New York, NY — On Monday, August 19th, in an emergency meeting, the TWU (Transport Workers Union) Local 100 Executive Board unanimously rejected a series of contract demands from the MTA. The Local and the MTA are now at a continued stand-off, having been without a contract since May 15th. “If the MTA’s goal was…

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‘Texas isn’t Really An Anti-Union State,’ AFL-CIO President says

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series on labor issues in Texas. AUSTIN, Tex.—“I feel like we’re on the cusp of achieving some measurable political power that we haven’t had in decades,” Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy, speaking in the organization’s offices near the state capitol, tells LaborPress. Texas is widely considered…

Meet CWA Local 1180’s President Gloria Middleton & President Emeritus Arthur Cheliotes

Editor’s Note: CWA Local 1180 President Gloria Middleton and CWA Local 1180 President Emeritus Arthur Cheliotes will be honored along with IUEC Local 1 Business Manager and President Lenny Legotte; NYPD Det. Michael Lollo and DC1707 Executive Director Kim Medina at LaborPress’ 8th Annual Heroes of Labor Awards on Thursday, October 3. New York, NY…

Meet IUEC Local 1 Leader Lenny Legotte

Editor’s Note: IUEC Local 1 Business Manager and President Lenny Legotte will be honored along with CWA Local 1180 President Gloria Middleton; CWA Local 1180 President Emeritus Arthur Cheliotes; NYPD Det. Michael Lollo and DC1707 Executive Director Kim Medina at LaborPress’ 8th Annual Heroes of Labor Awards on Thursday, October 3. New York, NY –…

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‘Texas isn’t Really An Anti-Union State,’ AFL-CIO President says

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series on labor issues in Texas. AUSTIN, Tex.—“I feel like we’re on the cusp of achieving some measurable political power that we haven’t had in decades,” Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy, speaking in the organization’s offices near the state capitol, tells LaborPress. Texas is widely considered…

Icy Stand-Off Between MTA And Union Develops Over Dog Days of Summer ’19

New York, NY — On Monday, August 19th, in an emergency meeting, the TWU (Transport Workers Union) Local 100 Executive Board unanimously rejected a series of contract demands from the MTA. The Local and the MTA are now at a continued stand-off, having been without a contract since May 15th. “If the MTA’s goal was…

Union Busting at Veterans Adm

MILWAUKEE, WI – AFGE members working at the Milwaukee  Veterans Administration are under attack by anti-union forces at the federal government. AFGE members have documented  shocking accounts of measures that the VA administration is taking to remove union rights. VA administrators are ignoring past contract and refusing to negotiate a future contract. VA negotiators are proposing…

NYS’s Economy Continues to Grow

Albany, NY – New York State seasonally-adjusted unemployment figure remained at 4 percent in July, the third consecutive month it has been at that rate. The States economy continued to grow in July 2019 with over 1,800 private sector jobs added. The statewide unemployment rate remained at 4 percent in July 2019 according to the…

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On September 3, 2019, a special labor section will be included in the New York Daily News dedicated to late 32BJ SEIU President Héctor J. Figueroa. In addition to articles about Héctor’s legacy and many accomplishments at 32BJ, the section will also feature current union news, critical legislative issues, support services to unions and union organizing updates.

Besides reaching 1.5 million New Yorkers that read the NY Daily News — this section will also be distributed to all city, state and federal legislators, as well as union officials & members, business heads and community leaders.

On September 7, 5,000 copies of this special NY Daily News labor section will also be distributed at this year’s New York City Labor Day Parade.

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‘Texas isn’t Really An Anti-Union State,’ AFL-CIO President says

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series on labor issues in Texas. AUSTIN, Tex.—“I feel like we’re on the cusp of achieving some measurable political power that we haven’t had in decades,” Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy, speaking in the organization’s offices near the state capitol, tells LaborPress. Texas is widely considered...
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Union Busting at Veterans Adm

MILWAUKEE, WI – AFGE members working at the Milwaukee  Veterans Administration are under attack by anti-union forces at the federal government. AFGE members have documented  shocking accounts of measures that the VA administration is taking to remove union rights. VA administrators are ignoring past contract and refusing to negotiate a future contract. VA negotiators are proposing...
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AFT Pres Weingarten Tells Walmart ‘Stop Selling Guns’

WASHINGTON, DC – AFT President Randi Weingarten Tells Walmart to stop selling guns or “we’ll stop shopping in your stores”. Weingarten sent a strong letter to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon on August 7th with a clear message. “Walmart has millions of customers and they all should feel safe while shopping,” said the AFT President  after...
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ICE Raids on Mississippi Food Plants Leave Children Unattended

FOREST, Miss.—Federal immigration raids on a Mississippi poultry-processing plant Aug. 7 left many children homeless and unattended in this town of about 6,000 people. In a massive operation that seized 680 alleged undocumented immigrants in seven Mississippi towns, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested three busloads of workers at a Koch Foods Inc. plant in...