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Labor Coalition Continues Pressure on Brookfield Properties to Bounce  Bad Actors And Stop Wage Theft
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Labor Coalition Continues Pressure on Brookfield Properties to Bounce Bad Actors And Stop Wage Theft

New York, NY – On Wednesday, August 26, Take It Back,  a coalition consisting of multiple construction trade unions (New York State Laborers Local 731, Local 1010 and Local 79, Cement & Concrete Workers District Council 16, Bricklayers- Local 1, Tile, Marble and Terrazzo- Local 7, and Local 12- Insulators) held a rally at 250…

Bosses Failing to Protect NY Workers From COVID-19 Could Face New Fines
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Bosses Failing to Protect NY Workers From COVID-19 Could Face New Fines

New York, NY—New York State Senator Michael Gianaris (D, WF) on Wednesday, stood with public and private sector workers to announce a new bill that will set up enforceable standards for workplace safety and carry penalties for employers who violate the standards. (Watch Video Below) Senator Gianaris made the announcement outside Bellevue Hospital as numerous…

APWU’s Western NY Area Local 183 Prez: ‘Everyone Needs to be Vigilant and Respectful of Others’
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APWU’s Western NY Area Local 183 Prez: ‘Everyone Needs to be Vigilant and Respectful of Others’

New York, NY – US Postal Service veteran Lori Cash is president of the American Postal Workers Union – Western New York Area Local 183 and a third-generation postal worker.   “I had family working at the Postal Service and I remember them telling me what a great thing it was to get into. That…

Mourning Labor Leaders Warn: ‘We Must Build a Better World’
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Mourning Labor Leaders Warn: ‘We Must Build a Better World’

New York, NY – Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, joined National Nurses United President Jean Ross, RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum and frontline workers for the Jewish Labor Committee’s national day of mourning held July 28. “The coronavirus was real for the people that I represent before it was on the…

Trillions for Corporations – Crumbs for You: $600 Lifeline for the Unemployed Evaporates
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Trillions for Corporations – Crumbs for You: $600 Lifeline for the Unemployed Evaporates

WASHINGTON—The extra $600 a week in unemployment-insurance benefits that has helped support more than 30 million people who lost work in the COVID-19 epidemic is likely to expire July 31 without being extended by Congress. While the House passed a relief bill in May, the $3 trillion HEROES Act, that would have extended the supplement…

Safety First
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Safety First

On Thursday, July 16, a man was killed when a scaffolding collapsed at a non-union job at an 11-story apartment building in the Murray Hill section of New York City. Four men were working at the residential co-op building at 136 E. 36th Street. Aside from the one death, three other men were injured but…

NYC Unions Challenge Trumpian Racism and the ‘Three-Pronged Crisis’ Gripping American Workers
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NYC Unions Challenge Trumpian Racism and the ‘Three-Pronged Crisis’ Gripping American Workers

New York, NY – Angry trade unionists on the front lines of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic stood up, on Monday morning, against the “three-pronged crisis” gripping workers in Donald Trump’s America, demanding an end to systemic racism and the immediate passage of the Heroes Act in the U.S. Senate.  “Working people are suffering under a…

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