San Diego County Workers Ratify Five-Year Contract
Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Municipal Government, National

San Diego County Workers Ratify Five-Year Contract

San Diego, Calif.—The union representing most of San Diego County’s 17,000 employees has ratified a new contract. More than 75% of the voters approved the five-year agreement, Service Employees International Union Local 221 announced Sept. 14. It will give about 10,000 county workers, including librarians, social workers, and nurses, raises ranging from 13% to 17%,…

‘Buzzing’ About Corporate Greed
Blue Collar Buzz, New York

‘Buzzing’ About Corporate Greed

New York, NY – On last night’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, we heard four instances where corporate greed continues to tear down the lives of working men & women — and the rest of the nation with them. What else do you call it but ugly, naked greed when efforts to improve safety…

Utica Veterans Housing Project Underway
Building Trades, Features, New York

Utica Veterans Housing Project Underway

A $3.2 million Central New York Veterans Outreach Housing Project in Utica is new under construction.  Once complete, the project will provide 17 units of supportive housing for homeless veterans. The housing project is part of the second phase of the Governor’s $20 billion five-year plan to create or preserve more than 110,000 affordable and 6,000…

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