LaborPress Honors Five at Annual Leadership Awards Reception

New York, NY – LaborPress honored five leaders in labor at its annual Leadership Awards Reception held in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, December 3. This year’s award-winners included Nicholas LaMorte, Civil Services Employees Association Region One president; Mark Gregorio, president, TEI Group; Matthew Chartrand, Ironworkers Local 361 business manager; Mark Cannizzaro, Council of School Supervisors…

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Cyber Monday Backlash: RWDSU President in Brussels to Help Put Anti-Worker Amazon in Check

New York, NY – While Amazon watched “Cyber Monday” 2019 become the single biggest shopping day in the company’s history — an international gathering of unions, policy makers, activists and academics met in Brussels for an inaugural symposium aimed at confronting Amazon’s rapacious worldwide business model.  “Amazon is one of the defining issues of our…

LP Profile: Leadership Award-Winner Mark Gregorio

Publisher’s Note: Every December, LaborPress selects those in labor and business that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their trade and profession. This years’ recipients of the prestigious LaborPress Leadership Award are as follows: Mark Cannizzaro, president, Council of School Supervisors and Administrators [CSA]; James Slevin, national president, Utility Workers Union of America [UWUA]; Nicholas LaMorte,…

LP Profile: Leadership Award-Winner Matthew Chartrand

Publisher’s Note: Every December, LaborPress selects those in labor and business that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their trade and profession. This years’ recipients of the prestigious LaborPress Leadership Award are as follows: Mark Cannizzaro, president, Council of School Supervisors and Administrators [CSA]; James Slevin, national president, Utility Workers Union of America [UWUA]; Nicholas LaMorte,…

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NYC to Remove Rikers from its Official Map

New York, NY – As part of its ongoing commitment to close the jail facilities at Rikers Island, New York City began the land use process to officially prohibit the incarceration of the individual after December 31, 2026. This is the first step in the Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP) to change Riker’s designation on…

NYC To Clean Homes Affected By Sewage Backup

NEW YORK, NY—New York City will use emergency procurement to hire contractors to clean homes affected by the sewer main blockage in Queens. The Department of Small Business Services is working with Emergency Management on the effort. Cleaning will begin tonight and continue until all homes are clean, while residents file claims with their insurance…

Cyber Monday Backlash: RWDSU President in Brussels to Help Put Anti-Worker Amazon in Check

New York, NY – While Amazon watched “Cyber Monday” 2019 become the single biggest shopping day in the company’s history — an international gathering of unions, policy makers, activists and academics met in Brussels for an inaugural symposium aimed at confronting Amazon’s rapacious worldwide business model.  “Amazon is one of the defining issues of our…

Humana #1 in Customer Service for a 2nd Year!

Humana® has been recognized as the “No. 1 in Customer Service”[1] for the second year in a row among health insurance companies, by Newsweek’s 2020 list of America’s Best Customer Service, and as “The No. 1 Health Insurer” [2], of 17 health insurance brands, by Forrester Research Inc. with “the highest percentage of customers having…

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Cyber Monday Backlash: RWDSU President in Brussels to Help Put Anti-Worker Amazon in Check

New York, NY – While Amazon watched “Cyber Monday” 2019 become the single biggest shopping day in the company’s history — an international gathering of unions, policy makers, activists and academics met in Brussels for an inaugural symposium aimed at confronting Amazon’s rapacious worldwide business model.  “Amazon is one of the defining issues of our...
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AFL-CIO Condemns GOP Multi-Employer Pension Proposal

WASHINGTON—The AFL-CIO’s pension panel has roundly condemned proposals made by two leading Senate Republicans to shore up the nation’s endangered multiemployer pension funds that would cut benefits by up to 19%. The federation’s Retirement Security Working Group said Dec. 2 that the proposals contained in a white paper released Nov. 20 by Finance Committee chair...
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Judge Halts San Antonio’s Paid-Sick-Leave Ordinance

SAN ANTONIO, Tex.—A Bexar County judge issued an injunction Nov. 22 that will prevent San Antonio’s paid-sick-leave ordinance from going into effect on Dec. 1. The measure, first enacted last summer and revised in October, would require employers to provide up to 56 hours a year of earned paid sick time. It would cover more...
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Worker Who Warned of Hotel Collapse Facing Deportation

NEW ORLEANS, La.—The New Orleans construction worker who warned his bosses just before a fatal building collapse last month is facing imminent deportation. Delmer Joel Ramírez Palma, a 38-year-old metal worker on the future Hard Rock hotel, had complained about the 18-story structure shaking, uncured concrete, and the building not being level on Oct. 11,...
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Illinois Labor Board Says HUD Can Break Union Contracts

CAIRO, Ill.—The Illinois Labor Relations Board ruled Nov. 14 that it was legal for the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to void a union contract for public-housing workers in the small town of Cairo. The board voted 4-0 to dismiss Laborers Local 773’s unfair-labor-practice complaint against the Alexander County Housing Authority. The union...
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Indiana Teachers Go ‘Red for Ed,’ Packing Capitol

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—More than 5,000 teachers packed the state capitol Nov. 19 to demand better pay and more school funding on the day the state legislature began its 2020 session. The Red for Ed Action Day, organized by the Indiana State Teachers Association and other unions, brought thousands more to downtown Indianapolis and closed more than...