New York, NY – Online retail giant Amazon.com has a notorious record of “mistreating and dehumanizing workers” in some 16 countries around the globe — and if you turn a blind eye to it, you should forget about calling yourself “pro-labor.”
New York, NY – Confronted with a workplace environment more hospitable to beeping robots than warm-blooded human beings — employees at Amazon’s “fulfillment center” on Staten Island on Wednesday took to the steps of City Hall to sound the alarm about working conditions that also invoke fears of a latter-day Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire waiting…
New York, NY – Force roughly 1,8000 workers into a punishing 20-month strike — and then force the decertification of their union. That was telecom giant Charter/Spectrum’s plan all along, according to the head of IBEW Local 3.
New York, NY — LaborPress recently held its annual Leadership Awards Reception in midtown Manhattan. The honorees included Angelo Angelone, president, New York Concrete Workers District Council, LiUNA, Rebecca Damon, president, New York Local, SAG-AFTRA, Kim Medina, executive director, District Council 1707, AFCSME, Michael Smith, president, Local 810, IBT, and Patricia White, president, Local 764, IATSE….
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Arlene Sano Henry worked non-union construction jobs for 25 years before she got the opportunity to join Laborers Local 79 last July. She provides “everything bricklayers need”—bricks, cleanup, cement, she says. And she finds being a union member “lovely.”
New York, NY – This week, thousands of trade unionists flood East 23rd Street in support of IBEW Local 3 workers and their more than 20-month strike against Cable-TV titan Charter/Spectrum — but the Building Trades’ ongoing battle against another corporate behemoth threatening good middle class jobs on the West Side of Manhattan got lots…
New York, NY – Striking Charter/Spectrum workers, on Monday, resumed their Governor Cuomo-backed boycott of NY1 and other corporate-run cable-TV channels following the breakdown of negotiations that could have finally ended IBEW Local 3’s nearly two-year standoff with the multi-billion-dollar telecom giant.
WASHINGTON—The joint Congressional committee charged with finding a solution for the nation’s endangered multiemployer pension plans failed to make its Nov. 30 deadline for drafting legislation, but its co-chairs say they have made “meaningful progress toward a bipartisan proposal.”
Queens, NY – Phase one of the $8 billion transformation of LaGuardia Airport has been completed. LGA’s Terminal B, with 250,000 square-foot light-filled concourse is now open for business. This section of the future airport will house 18 gates and will be occupied by Air Canada, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. “The opening of the…
New York, NY – Is progress finally being made in settling the punishing 20-month-old strike against tele-giant Charter/Spectrum? IBEW Local 3 Business Manager, on Friday, told LaborPress that, yes, some progress is being made.