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Striking IBEW Local 3 Members Battle the Blues; Get Support From Union Brothers & Sisters
Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National, New York, Retail

Striking IBEW Local 3 Members Battle the Blues; Get Support From Union Brothers & Sisters

Brooklyn, NY – Six months spent striking against Charter Spectrum’s efforts to cut vital healthcare coverage and pension benefits has left employees of the telecommunication giant battling the blues and scrambling to make ends meet — but determined trade unionists marching over the Brooklyn Bridge this week, say they will continue the fight for a…

Make ‘Safety’ The Buzz Word At Your Job
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, Health and Safety, National, New York

Make ‘Safety’ The Buzz Word At Your Job

New York, NY – Worker safety was on the top of the agenda during Sunday night’s 9 o’clock episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz on AM970.  And wether suffering the lasting effects of 9/11-related respiratory diseases, or languishing under short-staffing conditions inside our vital courthouses — workers today, across all sectors, need advocates dedicated to safeguarding…

Immigration, State Constitution Intensify Labor Day Parade
Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York, Retail, Transportation

Immigration, State Constitution Intensify Labor Day Parade

New York, N.Y.—The thousands of union workers marching up Fifth Avenue for the city’s annual Labor Day parade Sept. 9 had a special urgency this year: The Trump administration’s anti-labor policies, the increasing deportations of immigrant workers, and the potential threat to pensions and prevailing-wage laws from a state constitutional convention.

Celebrating the Prince of Broadway: Hal Prince
Entertainment, New York

Celebrating the Prince of Broadway: Hal Prince

For more than six decades, producer and director Hal Prince’s work may have contributed more than anyone else to the rich heritage of Broadway. He started out working for the legendary producer and director George Abbot, and won acclaim with his first show, the labor-themed musical The Pajama Game, in 1954. He continued to produce…

Guitar Center Workers Ratify First Contract with RWDSU
Entertainment, National, New York

Guitar Center Workers Ratify First Contract with RWDSU

Reprinted  Washington, DC – Over 100 Guitar Center workers at stores in four states have unanimously ratified their first contract with the RWDSU/UFCW. The three-year contract, which covers Guitar Center workers in stores in New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Danvers, Mass., include guaranteed base wage increases over the three-year term, and access to union-provided health care insurance. “The contract…

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