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IAM&AW Thinks Big While Keeping Things Small
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IAM&AW Thinks Big While Keeping Things Small

August 16, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Brooklyn, NY – With four new contracts all sewn up, three others pending or in negotiations, and over 600 additional members added over the last 12 months, the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM&AW]) District 15 appears to have its organizing engine firing on all cylinders.

Un-Locked and Un-Loaded: Gun Control Advocates Take Aim at NRA
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Un-Locked and Un-Loaded: Gun Control Advocates Take Aim at NRA

March 23, 2013 Marc Bussanich Hundreds gathered across the street from the Harlem State Office Building on Thursday afternoon to rally for the end of gun violence. Different speakers called for fighting off efforts by the National Rifle Association to impede legislation that would restrict the availability of high-capacity guns. The legendary crooner, Tony Bennett,…

Triangle Fire Still Teaching Lessons 100 Years Later
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Triangle Fire Still Teaching Lessons 100 Years Later

March 21, 2013 Marc Bussanich At the intersection of Washington Place and Greene Street on Wednesday afternoon a coterie of school children, musicians, labor leaders and state labor officials sang songs and delivered speeches to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the worst industrial disaster in New York City’s history. (Read More/Watch…

Three Years Later, City and School Safety Agents Still at Standstill
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Three Years Later, City and School Safety Agents Still at Standstill

March 15, 2013 Marc Bussanich More than 5,000 school safety agents represented by Teamsters Local 237 filed a lawsuit against the city three years ago over pay inequity because negotiations with the city’s Office of Labor Relations failed. The agents, primarily women, perform the same duties as their male counterparts classified with a different title….

Mayoral Hopefuls Back Low-wage Raises
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Mayoral Hopefuls Back Low-wage Raises

March 11, 2013 Marc Bussanich The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high last week by breaking the 2007 record index of 14,200. But while Wall Street traders and executives are celebrating their growing wealth in lower Manhattan, low-wage workers gathered at the National Action Network’s House of Justice in Harlem on Saturday to…

Cablevision Says Axed Workers Weren’t Fired
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Cablevision Says Axed Workers Weren’t Fired

February 26, 2013 Joe Maniscalco Over a dozen axed Cablevision workers out of a job since January 30, where shocked on Tuesday when representatives from the communications conglomerate told a panel of New York City Council people that none of them was actually fired – rather “permanently replaced.” (Read More And Watch Video)

Fresh Dialogue Sparks 36th Annual National Labor & Management Conference
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Fresh Dialogue Sparks 36th Annual National Labor & Management Conference

Joe Maniscalco February 19, 2013 Over 400 senior labor union officers joined top-level management officials and other labor professionals, as well as experts from the legal, health and financial professions, for the 36th Annual Labor & Management Conference held in Hollywood, Florida, February 14 to19. And they had plenty to talk about. (READ More)

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Recover and Rebuild After Sandy, Co-Sponsored By the Murphy Institute

November 23, 2012 By Stephanie Luce, Labor Studies Interim Academic Director The Murphy Institute at Queens College is pleased to invite you to a forum on "Recover and Rebuild: Labor Speaks out after Sandy," co-sponsored by the Murphy Institute and the Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street. The forum will be held on Friday December…

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Terrorists As Hamas Must be Stopped

November 21, 2012 Ed Koch Commentary I was struck by an article which appeared in The New York Times on November 19th reporting on the position of the British government on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Almost everyone acknowledges that the Hamas government in Gaza started the war, except for their Muslim supporters…

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Nadler Demands Enforcement of Worker Safety Laws in Hurricane Cleanup

November 14, 2012 By Stephanie West Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), has stated concerns that workers involved in cleanup and recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy be provided proper protective equipment, and that all federal laws governing worker safety be enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Nadler cited the catastrophic…

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