October 20, 2017 VA Workers Protest Understaffing, Privatization

OTEEN, N.C.—Veterans Administration workers gathered at Charles George VA Medical Center here Oct. 12 to protest the federal government leaving 49,000 staff positions vacant nationwide, while appropriating $2.1 billion to save the nearly bankrupt Choice Program, created in 2014 to pay for veterans to see private doctors if they don’t want to wait 30 days for an...

October 19, 2017 TWU Locals Hold Massive Demonstration Against American Airlines’ Outsourcing

New York, NY – On Wednesday, October 18, members of the Transport Workers Union of America held a massive demonstration in Times Square to protest American Airlines’ outsourcing of U. S. jobs.

October 19, 2017 UAW Backs Ohio Sen. Brown for Re-Election

Columbus, Ohio—The United Auto Workers announced Oct. 15 that it will back Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for re-election. “Sherrod Brown recognizes that we need to invest in our workers and restore the value of work in our country,” UAW Region 2B director Rich Rankin said in a statement.

October 19, 2017 Protect a Woman’s Right to Choose

Albany, NY – “The federal administration’s decision to allow employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women is disgraceful. This major loophole for employers is a direct assault on women’s rights and shows a callous disregard for the millions of women who rely on birth control for an assortment of critical medical...

October 19, 2017 Norsk’s World-Leading Facilities in Plattsburgh

Albany, NY – Norsk Titanium, the world’s first FAA-approved supplier of aerospace-grade structural titanium components is expanding its opations in New York State.  Components will be manufactorsd at the Plattsburgh facility for Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, and other aerospace companies.

October 18, 2017 AFL-CIO Suspects Student-Loan Company of Insider Trading

Washington—The AFL-CIO has asked the federal Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether the purchase of more than 870,000 shares in student-loan servicer Navient Corp. involved insider trading.


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