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Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Challenge Trump To Be ‘Responsible’
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Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Challenge Trump To Be ‘Responsible’

New York, NY – Trade unionists outraged that the Trump organization is using poorly paid, untrained workers to restore the facade at 40 Wall Street rallied outside the historic building on Friday afternoon demanding that the current president “act like a responsible owner.”  “This kind of stuff can’t go on — they have to act…

Labor In America- Who Do We Want To Be?
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Labor In America- Who Do We Want To Be?

As most of you are probably aware, May is Labor History Month. Our roots, as America’s workers, are explored from the birth of “Mother” Jones in 1830, to that first May Day march of 1886, followed by the tragic Haymarket bombing. Miners, teachers, machinists, and railway workers all celebrate significant anniversaries in the month of…

The Working Theater Keeps The Spotlight On The People
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The Working Theater Keeps The Spotlight On The People

New York, NY – Worker issues usually don’t bubble up and take centerstage in this town until there is a job action or strike — but the Working Theater is on a dedicated mission to shake up that paradigm, continually cultivating fresh new voices from within the labor community and bringing them straight to working…

Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio Runs For President
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Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio Runs For President

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Earlier this week, I got an email from a PR person touting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s impending run for President. It included five questions he said he could answer. I decided it would be unprofessionally snarky to reply with my own answers, but now that the mayor has officially announced, here they are:…

12 Unions Urge Stronger Statewide Rent Regulations
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12 Unions Urge Stronger Statewide Rent Regulations

ALBANY, N.Y.—A dozen New York State labor leaders are urging the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to enact laws that would both strengthen the state’s rent-stabilization laws and extend tenant protections to almost all its renter households. “In their homes, just like in their workplaces, our members—tenants—need protection from unfair and unreasonable rent increases, from…

New Calls For A General Strike In The Face Of Coming Climate Catastrophe!
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New Calls For A General Strike In The Face Of Coming Climate Catastrophe!

New York,, NY – Shut. It. Down. Amalgamated Transit Union VP Bruce Hamilton, this weekend, urged U.S. trade unionists to “learn from our past” and start building towards a general strike in a last ditch effort to avert climate disaster.  “What we need to understand is that climate struggle is class struggle,” Hamilton told the…

Good Jobs, Green Jobs: Green New Deal Advocates Need More Support From Labor
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Good Jobs, Green Jobs: Green New Deal Advocates Need More Support From Labor

New York, NY – In the fight to head-off climate catastrophe, Green New Deal advocates determined to confront the fossil fuel industry are hitting the streets, occupying the space and agitating our elected officials. But enlisting a united House of Labor in that all-out-fight remains a daunting task.  Last week, on April 30, Annika Rosenvinge…

NYC Workers Bring May Day To Trump’s Doorstep
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NYC Workers Bring May Day To Trump’s Doorstep

New York, NY – Stagnant wages, unsafe working and attacks on immigrant communities of color all combined to define the overall feeling of insecurity working men and women expressed during this week’s May Day observance along Central Park West on Wednesday. “We’ve got to stand strong because they’re trying to bust us up,” NYCHA secretary…

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