September 25, 2017 James M. Steinberg Litigates for Labor

New York, NY – James M. Steinberg, managing partner at the law firm Brady McGuire & Steinberg, P.C., has spent his entire career litigating on behalf of labor. His involvement in the field began early on, while in his last year of law school at St. John’s, when he worked for an attorney on union...

September 25, 2017 Asian-Food Distributor’s Workers Vote to Join Teamsters

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—Almost 20 years after they first tried to form a union, the workers at Wismettac Asian Foods voted 75-22 on Sept. 19 to join Teamsters Local 630 in Los Angeles. The Teamsters had begun organizing warehouse workers and drivers in April, and added clerks and temporary workers after the company, trying to...

September 25, 2017 Michigan Approves Limits on State Workers’ Bargaining Power

Lansing, Mich.—The Michigan Civil Service Commission on Sept. 20 voted 3-1 to prohibit state workers’ unions from bargaining on issues related to the “employer’s right to assign staff,” including scheduling and privileges for seniority.

September 25, 2017 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...

September 25, 2017 NYS Governor Involved in IBEW-Spectrum Dispute

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo has stepped into the line of fire in a six month labor dispute between IBEW Local 3 and Charter Communications/Spectrum. The workers, who are members of IBEW Local 3, were formerly employed by Time Warner Cable before the purchase by Charter, and have been working under an expired agreement.  Governor Andrew...

September 25, 2017 Who We Are and Who They Think We Are

Last Thursday I sat having coffee with several other men. Most of them were “boomers” such as myself. All of them were what could be described in today’s parlance as “middle class.” Some were tradesmen, some educators, some small business owners.

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