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Jazz in the Afternoon at Local 802

Entertainment, Features, New York

Jazz in the Afternoon at Local 802


New York, NY – Jazz in the afternoon kicks off on Thursday evening, October 12th from 5:00 to 6:30pm. The event is taking place at Local 802 “Club Room” 322 West 48th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues, First Floor. Top NYC jazz musicians play iconic film music—from Star Wars, Jaws, Gone with the Wind, 2001: A Space Odyssey,…

Why I Will Never “Take a Knee.”
Entertainment, Features, New York

Why I Will Never “Take a Knee.”

Last night on Blue Collar Buzz we heard the national report from Worker Independent News correspondent, Doug Cunningham. Doug is a man for whom I have an immeasurable amount of respect. He is a man of principle, a top notch journalist, and someone I am proud to call my friend. On more occasions than I…

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…

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