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NYC’s Public Unions Stand Firm In The Face Of Janus
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NYC’s Public Unions Stand Firm In The Face Of Janus

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 decision June 27 was intended to undermine public-sector unions, ruling that it violates nonmembers’ free-speech rights if they have to pay unions fees to cover the cost of representation. But leaders of New York’s main public-sector unions are maintaining an optimistic attitude, saying they can…

Latest Buzz: Spectrum Strike! CVS Contract Fight! Small Business Survival Act!
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Latest Buzz: Spectrum Strike! CVS Contract Fight! Small Business Survival Act!

New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we’re revisiting the workers at CVS on Flatbush Avenue and their ongoing fight to become the first unionized shop on the East Coast to secure a fairly bargained contract from the giant pharmaceutical chain. Despite successfully organizing nearly three years ago, CVS continues to…

Will Working Men & Women Halt Trump’s Agenda?
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Will Working Men & Women Halt Trump’s Agenda?

Reporter’s Notebook New York, NY – The state-sponsored kidnapping of more than 2,300 children at the U.S. border and ICE’s massive raid on three Fresh Mark meat-processing plants in Ohio have compelled some union leaders to call out the racist-in-chief’s latest assaults on the America soul for the existential threat they are — but if Organized…

Latest Buzz: Asbestos Threat; Trump Attacks, And More!
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Latest Buzz: Asbestos Threat; Trump Attacks, And More!

New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz Chief-Leader Bob Hennelly joins Joe Maniscalco in the studio for a wide ranging discussion about Trump’s latest attack on Federal workers; the Asbestos danger facing both members of Local 78, as well as the public at large; and new ways fund managers can reduce…

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