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Robots Treated Better Than Amazon’s Workers On Staten Island
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, New York, Retail

Robots Treated Better Than Amazon’s Workers On Staten Island

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…

LaborPress Honors Five At Leadership Awards Reception
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LaborPress Honors Five At Leadership Awards Reception

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….

Related Cos. Greed, Charter/Spectrum Greed – ‘It’s The Same Fight!’
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Related Cos. Greed, Charter/Spectrum Greed – ‘It’s The Same Fight!’

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…

Charter Boycott Back On After Negotiations To End 20-Month-Old Strike Break Down
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Charter Boycott Back On After Negotiations To End 20-Month-Old Strike Break Down

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. 

NY LaGuardia Airport Construction Moves Towards Completion
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NY LaGuardia Airport Construction Moves Towards Completion

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…

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