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Too Many Labor Leaders are Failing to Make the Case for Action in Face of Growing Climate Catastrophe
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Too Many Labor Leaders are Failing to Make the Case for Action in Face of Growing Climate Catastrophe

New York, NY – Working men and women, including more than 900 Amazon employees based in Seattle, Washington alone, figure to play a key role in Global Climate Strike actions Sept. 20-27 — but the true power of the labor movement is not being brought to bear because many labor leaders are still not treating…

Voices of the 2019 NYC Labor Day Parade
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Voices of the 2019 NYC Labor Day Parade

Floats, marching bands, cheer squads and people in carnival costumes, face paint and union letters and numbers lined the streets of Fifth Avenue Saturday for the Labor Parade. Approximately 150 unions and more than 50,000 marchers attended the event, according to Kate Whalen, the communications director of the New York City Central Labor Council, the…

Union Leaders Talk Solidarity, Worker Rights and More At Annual Labor Day Parade
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Union Leaders Talk Solidarity, Worker Rights and More At Annual Labor Day Parade

NEW YORK, N.Y.—What’s most important for the American labor movement going into 2020? Among 10 union leaders who spoke to LaborPress at the Labor Day parade Sept. 7, the three common themes were solidarity, turning back attacks on workers, and convincing people of the value of unions. “Unions as a group need to stand together,”…

Elevator Constructors Union Renews Calls For Enhanced Safety Following 30-Year-Old’s Tragic Death
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Elevator Constructors Union Renews Calls For Enhanced Safety Following 30-Year-Old’s Tragic Death

New York, NY – On Thursday morning, just before 8:30 a.m., 30-year-old Samuel Charles Waisbren was killed in an elevator accident at the Manhattan Promenade in Kips Bay, a high-rise building on the east side of Manhattan. Officials said Waisbren was trying to exit after he became trapped when the car shifted. Six other people…

Meet CWA Local 1180’s President Gloria Middleton & President Emeritus Arthur Cheliotes
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Meet CWA Local 1180’s President Gloria Middleton & President Emeritus Arthur Cheliotes

Editor’s Note: CWA Local 1180 President Gloria Middleton and CWA Local 1180 President Emeritus Arthur Cheliotes will be honored along with IUEC Local 1 Business Manager and President Lenny Legotte; NYPD Det. Michael Lollo and DC1707 Executive Director Kim Medina at LaborPress’ 8th Annual Heroes of Labor Awards on Thursday, October 3. New York, NY…

Meet Kim Medina, DC 1707 AFSCME Executive Director
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Meet Kim Medina, DC 1707 AFSCME Executive Director

Editor’s Note: DC1707 Executive Director Kim Medina will be honored along with CWA Local 1180 President Gloria Middleton; CWA Local 1180 President Emeritus Arthur Cheliotes; NYPD Det. Michael Lollo and IUEC Local 1 Business Manager & President Lenny Legotte at LaborPress’ 8th Annual Heroes of Labor Awards on Thursday, October 3. NEW YORK, N.Y.—When Kim…

IBT Local 237 Helps Youths Explore Exciting Career Paths
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IBT Local 237 Helps Youths Explore Exciting Career Paths

Teamsters Local 237, representing employees of government agencies, municipalities, libraries and schools, welcomed its first crop of participants from the Summer Youth Employment Program [SYEP] through the not-for-profit Road to Success this year.  And on Wednesday, nine high school and college students will be honored for their hard work over the summer at the union’s…

Trump’s Racism is Clear – So is Labor’s Role in Defeating It
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Trump’s Racism is Clear – So is Labor’s Role in Defeating It

Brooklyn, NY – The latest round of deadly mass shootings and sweeping ICE raids on poor working families this week have, once again, laid racism bare, while also underscoring trade unionism’s essential role in combatting it.  “The Trump administration’s mistreatment of immigrants at the border and his constant attacks on black members of Congress, and…

Second Democratic Debate Largely Ignores Labor Issues
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Second Democratic Debate Largely Ignores Labor Issues

DETROIT, Mich.—Labor issues were a minimal part of the agenda at the second night of the Democratic presidential debate here July 31. The two candidates making unequivocally pro-union statements were Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who are both hovering around asterisk levels in the polls. Inslee, who has made…

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