Joe Maniscalco

Inside ‘The Art of Organizing: The Boston Museum of Fine Arts Union Drive’
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Inside ‘The Art of Organizing: The Boston Museum of Fine Arts Union Drive’

New York, NY – In the early 1990’s, an arcane prohibition held over from an era of strikebreaking Pinkertons meant that security guards at the prestigious Boston Museum of Fine Arts were still barred from unionizing underneath the AFL-CIO umbrella.  Although low-paying, the museum job and its stated mission of sharing high culture with the…

Trade Unionists Called the ‘Saviors of Democracy’ – Will Biden/Harris Listen?
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Trade Unionists Called the ‘Saviors of Democracy’ – Will Biden/Harris Listen?

New York, NY – As the  “saviors of democracy,”  who not only helped Joe Biden win the White House in key battleground states, but who are now also fully prepared to protect that victory from Donald Trump’s ongoing protestations — essential union workers from across the country should have tremendous clout demanding a pro-worker agenda…

NYC’s Working Class Gives Mayor de Blasio a ‘Wake Up Call’
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NYC’s Working Class Gives Mayor de Blasio a ‘Wake Up Call’

Brooklyn, NY – This past week should have made it abundantly clear to an increasingly impotent New York City mayor looking to axe 22,000 municipal employees from their jobs and force Public School teachers back into poorly ventilated classrooms in the middle of a pandemic — that he could very well have a genuine working…

Postmaster’s Rationale for Removing Vital Sorting Machines Falls Apart
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Postmaster’s Rationale for Removing Vital Sorting Machines Falls Apart

New York, NY – The US Postal Service under Trump-installed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is asking the American public to believe that removing nearly 700 mail processing machines from plants nationwide is just a “routine” cost-saving measure — and not a brazen attempt to steal the 2020 Presidential Election two months ahead of the vote. …

NYC Unions Challenge Trumpian Racism and the ‘Three-Pronged Crisis’ Gripping American Workers
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NYC Unions Challenge Trumpian Racism and the ‘Three-Pronged Crisis’ Gripping American Workers

New York, NY – Angry trade unionists on the front lines of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic stood up, on Monday morning, against the “three-pronged crisis” gripping workers in Donald Trump’s America, demanding an end to systemic racism and the immediate passage of the Heroes Act in the U.S. Senate.  “Working people are suffering under a…

32BJ President Kyle Bragg on Juneteenth: ‘We Have to Agitate and Take to the Streets!’
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32BJ President Kyle Bragg on Juneteenth: ‘We Have to Agitate and Take to the Streets!’

Brooklyn, NY – Labor unions — if they aren’t already in the streets following the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many other unarmed people of color — need to stand with the community activists confronting police brutality and “brining the heat for change in this country.”  That’s the message 32BJ SEIU…

Union Healthcare Workers Take a Knee Against Police Brutality and Systemic Racism
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Union Healthcare Workers Take a Knee Against Police Brutality and Systemic Racism

Brooklyn, NY – Healthcare workers continuing to struggle on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spent Thursday’s noontime lunch break invoking the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery — and all the other victims of police violence, both here and across the nation. In Brooklyn, motorists on Rockaway Parkway…

NYC Public Advocate: Black and Brown Cops are Wary of Police Brutality, too
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NYC Public Advocate: Black and Brown Cops are Wary of Police Brutality, too

Brooklyn, NY – This week, one of the largest and most influential labor unions in this city said police brutality fears are making many of its Black and Brown members afraid to go to work. On Friday morning, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams revealed that officers within the NYPD have expressed those very same fears.  The…

NYC Labor Unions Back $1 Billion Cut to NYPD Budget
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NYC Labor Unions Back $1 Billion Cut to NYPD Budget

New York, NY – The largest union representing property service workers in the United States in supporting the campaign to cut $1 Billion from the NYPD budget following a week of often violent police suppression of Constitutionally-protected demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  Supporters of cutting the NYPD budget, including New York…

NYC Public Advocate: de Blasio and Cuomo Have Failed; Unions Have a Role In Filling the Void
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NYC Public Advocate: de Blasio and Cuomo Have Failed; Unions Have a Role In Filling the Void

Brooklyn, NY – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo have both failed the people of New York and Organized Labor has a vital role in helping to fill the leadership vacuum, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams said on Monday night. Williams and eight other city and state elected officials defied New York’s…

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