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AFA Leader: Unions Are Taking A New Approach To Presidential Endorsements
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AFA Leader: Unions Are Taking A New Approach To Presidential Endorsements

New York, NY – The International Association of Fire Fighters [IAFF] may have already put their eggs in Senator Joe Biden’s basket, just as the NY Hotel & Motel Trades Council has done for Mayor Bill de Blasio — but we shouldn’t expect to see more unions rushing to endorse candidates for the 2020 Presidential…

Happy 4th Of July: ‘If They’re Against Unions – F&%k ’em!’
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Happy 4th Of July: ‘If They’re Against Unions – F&%k ’em!’

New York, NY – “You can’t love your union and love Trump.”  Last week’s Federal Hall rally to save “Scabby The Rat” from the National Labor Relations Board’s [NLRB] bid to stick a pin in him on Staten Island, crystalized the threat to fundamental free speech rights that efforts to ban the union balloon actually…

Labor Can ‘Move Mountains’ And Help ‘Close The Camps’, Demonstrators Say
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Labor Can ‘Move Mountains’ And Help ‘Close The Camps’, Demonstrators Say

Brooklyn, NY – Grassroots activists demonstrating outside Senator Chuck Schumer’s Prospect Park West apartment building on Tuesday night said the American Labor Movement has the power to “move mountains” and bring about a swift end to the abuse of children being held inside detention centers along the nation’s southern border. “Labor’s been the backbone of…

Judge Upholds Labor’s First Amendment Right To Deploy ‘Scabby The Rat’ In ShopRite Dispute
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Judge Upholds Labor’s First Amendment Right To Deploy ‘Scabby The Rat’ In ShopRite Dispute

New York, NY – “Scabby The Rat” will not be silenced! For the second time in as many months, a federal judge has upheld Construction & General Building Laborers Local 79’s First Amendment right to use the inflatable cartoon character in an ongoing labor dispute on Staten Island.  For months, Local 79 has been employing…

Unions Warn: Efforts To Deflate ‘Scabby’ Are An Attack On First Amendment Rights!
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Unions Warn: Efforts To Deflate ‘Scabby’ Are An Attack On First Amendment Rights!

New York, NY – Members of the unionized building trades rallied at the molded feet of President George Washington Thursday afternoon on Wall Street — calling federal attempts to bar the use of satirical cartoon balloons in a nasty labor dispute on Staten Island a brazen assault on the First Amendment rights of all Americans. …

Trade Unionists Block Midtown Traffic In Fight For Middle Class Wages & Benefits
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Trade Unionists Block Midtown Traffic In Fight For Middle Class Wages & Benefits

New York, NY – Members of District Council 16 of the Cement and Concrete Workers and allied supporters briefly shutdown midtown traffic this week, in an ongoing protest against so-called “open shop” development.  Angry trade unionists fed up with the race to the bottom that so-called “open shop” development creates — broke off their noisy…

Outgoing USW President Leo Gerard PO’ed Going Into Retirement; Slams Democrats
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Outgoing USW President Leo Gerard PO’ed Going Into Retirement; Slams Democrats

New York, NY – Over his many years in leadership, United Steelworkers head Leo Gerard often got PO’ed thinking about how workers are treated. Heading into retirement later this summer, Gerard told LaborPress, “I’m leaving now, and things are not very good — and I’m still pissed off.” “We’ve got greater income inequality, we’ve got…

AFA Head Downplays Labor’s Green New Deal Opposition
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AFA Head Downplays Labor’s Green New Deal Opposition

New York, NY – The head of the union representing flight attendants in the U.S. isn’t buying the idea that organized labor doesn’t support the Green New Deal.  “I don’t really buy the argument that there’re unions that are against it,” Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants [AFA] recently told LaborPress….

NEW Hosts Annual Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon
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NEW Hosts Annual Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon

New York, NY – Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) held its Annual Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan on Thursday, June 20. Honorees included Jay Badame, AECOM Tishman, Laura Vulaj, SL Green Realty Corp., Lenny Legotte, International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local One, and Mellissa Brotherson, Plumbers Local Union…

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