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ILA Sec-Treasurer Robert E. Gleason Passes Away
Features, Health and Safety, National

ILA Sec-Treasurer Robert E. Gleason Passes Away

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – Robert E. Gleason, who served as Secretary-Treasurer of the International Longshoremen’s Association, for over 20 years, passed away in his hometown of Warwick, New York.  He had just celebrated his 82nd birthday last month on August 8th. Robert Emmet Gleason followed his father, legendary ILA President Teddy Gleason, into the ILA…

The Entertainment Industries ‘Safe Way Forward’
Entertainment, Finance, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

The Entertainment Industries ‘Safe Way Forward’

New York, NY –  Entertainment unions collaborated in the development of The Safe Way Forward. This multi-union report on Covid-19 safety guidelines is the document to be utilized as film and theaters open their doors.  This critical document has been prepared with input from Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), and Screen…

Gig Delivery Workers are Essential to Our Economy
Finance, Health and Safety, New York

Gig Delivery Workers are Essential to Our Economy

New York, NY – Gig delivery workers have been officially “essential” since the COVID crisis began, but the multi-billion-dollar companies aren’t providing them the essential protections they need to stay safe and healthy.  Food delivery companies pay as little as little as $2 a delivery far less than  minimum wage. In fact, pay is so low…

Amazon Continues to Expand – Anti-Union
Features, Law and Politics, New York, Retail

Amazon Continues to Expand – Anti-Union

New York, NY – Amazon continues to expand its anti-union business network as it considers purchasing more companies. As Amazon’s e-commerce model brings in more cash while much of the country faces a national depression, this giant is bargain hunting. It continues to acquire companies and expand into industries. Its presence is already felt in book sales,…

Safety Issues Continue as Trump Orders Re-Opening of Meat-packing Plants
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, National

Safety Issues Continue as Trump Orders Re-Opening of Meat-packing Plants

Washington DC – The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) – is opposed to the re-opening of 14 meatpacking plants mandated to open by President Trump’s executive order. These operations continue without adequate procedures to ensure worker safety. UFCW has raised health and safety concerns that are affecting employees and risking the food…

Food Industry Heroes
Features, Health and Safety, New York, Retail

Food Industry Heroes

New York, NY – Those working in a grocery and drug store as well as a meatpacking plant are now on the front line of a dangerous war against COVID-19. These workers are heroes providing critically needed food and pharmaceutical supplies to all of us living in this great country. Employees in the food industry during…

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