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Union World

Thomson Reuters Corp has illegally cut the pay of all of its 420 U.S. union members and walked away from negotiations with the Newspaper Guild of New York, CWA Local 31003. In addition the company has not used its 12-year-old tax breaks to create jobs for New Yorkers. For more information, call the CWA at…

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May Day Rallies Demand Immigration Reform

By Bendix Anderson Thousands of union workers gathered in Manhattan on May 1st to celebrate May Day and demand Congress pass comprehensive immigration reform for the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants now working in the U.S. “The time is now,” said John Delgado, Business Manager for Local 79 of the Construction & General Building Laborers…

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March on Wall Street

By Bendix Anderson More than 7,000 people carrying signs and banners marched through the canyons of Wall Street April 29 to demand immediate reform of the nation’s financial system. “We are here to say we’ve had enough,” said Jack Ahern, President of the New York City Central Labor Council. “Financial institutions must be held accountable.”…

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National Healthy Schools Day

Making Every School Healthy for Every Child: Advocates Unite with Governors, Agencies, Districts, Teachers, Nurses, Legislators   April 26, 2010 National Healthy Schools Day celebrates and promotes healthy and green school environments for all children through the use of US Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools (TfS) Program. Celebrated on Monday,…

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Rally for Immigration Reform

By Bendix Anderson On April 14th, an alliance of union workers and immigration rights activists gathered on the steps of City Hall. “Si Se Puede!” chanted more than 100 workers brandishing union flags and banners – “Si Se Puede” is Spanish for “Yes We Can!” The event was just a warm up for a larger…

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LI Federation of Labor Sponsors Congressional Night 2010

by Neal Tepel Thousands of union members from across Long Island attended the annual Congressional Night on Monday April 12, 2010. US House of Representative members Carolyn McCarthy, Gary Ackerman, Steve Israel and Tim Bishop addressed key issues of interested to working families. New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand participated by speaker phone….

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NEWS FROM LABOR PRESS

It’s Spring!  And Labor Press is blooming. In the last month, Labor Press experienced a 66% growth of hits to our website and an increase of 54% of new visitors.  We’ve also added several new features, including a weekly column by Matthew Funk and John Merlino of Brecher Fishman on the mysteries of Workers’ Compensation…

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Feds Protect Workers Rights

By Bendix Anderson After years of relative silence, federal officials are making bold new promises to protect workers rights — and backing those promises up with strong actions. “I’m here to tell you that your president, your secretary of labor and this department will not allow anyone to be denied his or her rightful pay,”…

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Upstate Nurses Win Wage Settlement

A health-care network in upstate New York agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that managers conspired to keep registered nurses’ wages artificially low, in a move that could affect other defendants in the case and four related suits across the country. Link to the Wall Street Journal for more info: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123655615815766055.html  

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