Blue Collar Buzz

Latest Buzz: Charter/Spectrum Audit; Steel Tariffs; Striking For a Year!
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Latest Buzz: Charter/Spectrum Audit; Steel Tariffs; Striking For a Year!

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers International President, discusses the impact announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are having on workers; Kate Blumm, NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications, talks about the results of a recently completed audit of the city’s Franchise Agreement with Charter/Spectrum; and IBEW…

Latest Buzz: Wendy’s Fast; Spectrum Strikers Reflect on Nearly Year-Long Struggle
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Latest Buzz: Wendy’s Fast; Spectrum Strikers Reflect on Nearly Year-Long Struggle

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz Uriel Zelaya-Perez from the Alliance for Fair Food and Oscar Otzoy from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers talk about the upcoming Wendy’s fast; Striking Spectrum workers Ian Aiken and David Lopez reflect on the nearly year-long strike against Charter Communications; and IBEW Local 3 Business Manager Derek…

Latest Buzz: Wife of Striking Spectrum Worker Hits Back at Corp.
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Latest Buzz: Wife of Striking Spectrum Worker Hits Back at Corp.

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, Staten Island mom Sanela Djencic talks about the 11-month-old strike against Charter/Spectrum and what the corporate fat cats are doing to working families like hers; activist Ray Rogers and Sheet Metal Workers Local 28 Business Rep. Robert Rotolo talk about the attack on good jobs at the Hudson…

This Week’s Buzz: Corp. Reform; Organizing and Worker Retirement
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This Week’s Buzz: Corp. Reform; Organizing and Worker Retirement

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, labor law expert Alexander Schmidt talks about restructuring U.S corporations in ways that actually benefit workers; union organizer Phil Cohen talks about his book “The Jackson Project; and Audrey Brown and Seth Kennedy from DC37’s Health & Security Plan discuss threats to worker retirements.

The Latest Buzz on the Spectrum Strike; and Preparing for Janus!
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The Latest Buzz on the Spectrum Strike; and Preparing for Janus!

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, we talk to labor attorney Stu Salles about the pending Janus v. AFSCME case and what the ramifications are for organized labor. We also have two conversations with striking Spectrum workers Chris Fasulo and Troy Walcott who talk about being on strike for nearly a year. The…

This Week’s Buzz: Eric Dean; Spectrum; Construction Safety and Apprentice Training
Blue Collar Buzz, Features, Health and Safety, Multimedia, Municipal Government, National

This Week’s Buzz: Eric Dean; Spectrum; Construction Safety and Apprentice Training

On this full episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, we speak to Eric Dean, general president, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union; Melissa Shetler, board member and co-founder of the Pathways to Apprenticeship program, as well as Shi Greene and Alex Fuentes, two products of the P2K program. We also…

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