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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…

Immigrant Workers in Construction Rising
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Immigrant Workers in Construction Rising

WASHINGTON, DC – Data from the American Community Survey (ACS) indicate native-born workers are leaving the construction industry and being replaced by immigrant workers. The number of Immigrant workers in the US construction industry has been regularly rising. Foreign born workers now account for the highest recorded by the American Community Survey (ACS). According to ACS,…

Ontario Pipe Trades End Strike; Sheet-Metal Workers Still Out
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Ontario Pipe Trades End Strike; Sheet-Metal Workers Still Out

SARNIA, Ontario—The first strike in 30 years by Ontario plumbers and steamfitters ended with a tentative agreement June 5. The deal came after the Mechanical Contractors Association of Ontario dropped its demand to adjust work hours and lengthen the 36-hour week to five days, Ontario Pipe Trades Council business manager Jim Hogarth told the Sarnia…

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