Shut It Down: Workers Urged to Support Upcoming Global Climate Strike Actions

New York, NY – In less than two weeks, young climate change activists from across the nation and around the globe will kick off eight days of protests designed to compel government leaders to finally get real about global warming — and they are urging workers everywhere to join them in the fight to quit…

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Too Many Labor Leaders are Failing to Make the Case for Action in Face of Growing Climate Catastrophe

New York, NY – Working men and women, including more than 900 Amazon employees based in Seattle, Washington alone, figure to play a key role in Global Climate Strike actions Sept. 20-27 — but the true power of the labor movement is not being brought to bear because many labor leaders are still not treating…

Is the Gig Up for Uber, et al? California Produces Landmark Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Legislature has approved a landmark measure that would prohibit hiring workers as “independent contractors” unless their employers can prove they are legitimately independent businesspeople.  Assembly Bill 5, passed on Sept. 11 by 61-16, is intended to ensure that “workers who are currently exploited by being misclassified as independent contractors instead of recognized as…

Voices of the 2019 NYC Labor Day Parade

Floats, marching bands, cheer squads and people in carnival costumes, face paint and union letters and numbers lined the streets of Fifth Avenue Saturday for the Labor Parade. Approximately 150 unions and more than 50,000 marchers attended the event, according to Kate Whalen, the communications director of the New York City Central Labor Council, the…

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‘Make Believe’ Doesn’t Find Dramatic Purpose

Playwright Bess Wohl’s family drama Make Believe is an 80-minute exploration of four siblings making the transition from childhood to adulthood. The first half of the play (at the Tony Kiser Theatre, directed by Michael Greif) is set when the four children are aged 5-12. It has some comic moments as they play games in…

Americans Say “NO” To IRAPs

WASHINGTON, DC – North America’s Building Trades Unions’ President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement marking the end of the formal comment period on the DOL’s proposed rule to dramatically alter the nation’s apprenticeship system with a new proposal known as Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs): “This historic number of nearly 325,000 comments submitted by working…

Workers Need to Know Their Rights

As many of you may know, my office enforces state and local prevailing wage laws. That means that if you have done construction work on a New York City public work project or have been employed in a building service job through a city contract or in a building with an affordable housing property tax…

Too Many Labor Leaders are Failing to Make the Case for Action in Face of Growing Climate Catastrophe

New York, NY – Working men and women, including more than 900 Amazon employees based in Seattle, Washington alone, figure to play a key role in Global Climate Strike actions Sept. 20-27 — but the true power of the labor movement is not being brought to bear because many labor leaders are still not treating…

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Join Us in Congratulating the 2019 Heroes of Labor on October 3, 2019 – 

While there is no charge for tickets, only registered guests will be admitted

AFSCME District Council 1707 Executive Director Kim Medina

Kim successfully led the equal pay battle for educators working in early childhood centers.

CWA President Local 1180 Gloria Middleton & CWA 1180 President Emeritus Arthur Cheliotes

Gloria and Arthur won a landmark victory against New York City regarding discriminatory pay policies.

Michael Lollo New York City Detective and DEA Member

Michael achieved heroism when he saved a life by donating his kidney.Thirteen Americans die every day waiting for a donated kidney.

Lenny Legotte IUEC Local 1 Business Manager and President

Lenny was instrumental in the passage of critical legislation requiring licensing and training for those repairing elevators.

This October 3rd event takes places at EmblemHealth, 55 Water Street, in New York City from 5pm to 7pm. For additional information contact: Stephanie West at: 646-529-8435 or email: Stephanie@laborpress.org.

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Americans Say “NO” To IRAPs

WASHINGTON, DC – North America’s Building Trades Unions’ President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement marking the end of the formal comment period on the DOL’s proposed rule to dramatically alter the nation’s apprenticeship system with a new proposal known as Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs): “This historic number of nearly 325,000 comments submitted by working...
Building Trades, Education, Entertainment, Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, National, Retail, topslot, Transportation

Too Many Labor Leaders are Failing to Make the Case for Action in Face of Growing Climate Catastrophe

New York, NY – Working men and women, including more than 900 Amazon employees based in Seattle, Washington alone, figure to play a key role in Global Climate Strike actions Sept. 20-27 — but the true power of the labor movement is not being brought to bear because many labor leaders are still not treating...
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Ending Worker Misclassification in California

With the passage of  CA  AB5 historic landmark legislation,  all workers in California – from nail salon workers  to app drivers – will now have employee protections in that state. The California State Senate passed historic legislation to stop companies from misclassifying employees as independent contractors, denying workers basic protections like minimum wage and unemployment...
Features, Law and Politics, National, Retail, topslot, Transportation

Is the Gig Up for Uber, et al? California Produces Landmark Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Legislature has approved a landmark measure that would prohibit hiring workers as “independent contractors” unless their employers can prove they are legitimately independent businesspeople.  Assembly Bill 5, passed on Sept. 11 by 61-16, is intended to ensure that “workers who are currently exploited by being misclassified as independent contractors instead of recognized as...
Building Trades, Environment and Energy, Features, headline, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, National, Retail, Transportation

Shut It Down: Workers Urged to Support Upcoming Global Climate Strike Actions

New York, NY – In less than two weeks, young climate change activists from across the nation and around the globe will kick off eight days of protests designed to compel government leaders to finally get real about global warming — and they are urging workers everywhere to join them in the fight to quit...