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Sepúlveda Throws Support Behind Public Works Bill
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Sepúlveda Throws Support Behind Public Works Bill

New York, NY – Within a few short months State Senator Luis Sepúlveda has done an about-face in regards to the Public Works Bill [S1947]. Three months ago, members of labor union Laborers Local 79, which represents construction workers, rallied against Sepúlveda outside his office in the Bronx for not supporting the bill and on…

The General Contractors Association of New York
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The General Contractors Association of New York

WASHINGTON—The United Steelworkers filed a lawsuit in federal court Jan. 9 to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from weakening its regulations to prevent chemical disasters. The union is asking the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to remove changes the agency made to the Obama-era Chemical Disaster Rule, which the Trump administration…

Bernie Sanders Earns Major Union Endorsements Ahead of Upcoming Primaries
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Bernie Sanders Earns Major Union Endorsements Ahead of Upcoming Primaries

CONCORD, N.H.—Two major unions in the four states with upcoming presidential primaries or caucuses have endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for President. In New Hampshire, SEA/SEIU Local 1984, the state’s second-largest union, announced Jan. 12 it would back the Vermont senator in the Feb. 11 primary, as it did in 2016. In Nevada, the Clark County…

‘It’s Working People and Poor People Who Will Be Sent to Fight This War’
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‘It’s Working People and Poor People Who Will Be Sent to Fight This War’

New York, NY – “I don’t think there’s a single one of our colleagues who’s for this war.” On January 9, an energized group of New Yorkers concerned that the Trump administration’s assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleiman and a number of other Iranian officials earlier this month is being used to plunge the…

Building Managers at 30 Wall Street Pull the Rug Out from Under Workers and Their Families
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Building Managers at 30 Wall Street Pull the Rug Out from Under Workers and Their Families

New York, NY – Building service workers who had earned family sustaining wages and benefits helping to run 30 Wall Street are beginning the new year wondering what the heck just happened to their little piece of the American Dream after Colonnade Management introduced a new contractor and torpedoed their jobs. Workers, some with a…

Trump Labor Dept. Narrows ‘Joint Employer’ Rule to Favor Franchises
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Trump Labor Dept. Narrows ‘Joint Employer’ Rule to Favor Franchises

WASHINGTON—A rule released by the federal Department of Labor Jan. 12 will narrow when companies can be considered “joint employers,” making it harder for them to be held responsible for wages or working conditions at their franchises or contractors. The rule, which will go into effect March 16, is intended to reverse a 2015 decision…

‘Take it Back!’ Trade Unionists & Nonunion Workers United in Ongoing Fight Against Wage Theft
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‘Take it Back!’ Trade Unionists & Nonunion Workers United in Ongoing Fight Against Wage Theft

New York, NY – The last time trade unionists and nonunion workers teamed up in November to demand one of the largest construction management companies in the city cough up $70,000 in unpaid wages — the company cooly thumbed its nose at protesters and barred elected officials from entering its Seventh Avenue offices. But that…

Warren Touts ‘Two-Cents’ Tax for a ‘More Balanced’ Economy
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Warren Touts ‘Two-Cents’ Tax for a ‘More Balanced’ Economy

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was in Brooklyn Tuesday amidst sagging poll numbers and declining donations in an attempt to rally her base before the Iowa Caucus, which is less than a month away.  The caucus takes place on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. and people from the Hawkeye State will elect delegates who support…

Step Up – War with Iran is a Disaster for Working People Everywhere
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Step Up – War with Iran is a Disaster for Working People Everywhere

New York, NY – This past weekend, opponents of Trump’s lunatic drive for more war moved swiftly to denounce the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleiman and the administration’s disastrous push for further military intervention in the Middle East. Additional acts of civil disobedience and protest will continue in NYC and around the country…

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