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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…

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…

Rock of Ages Celebrates ‘80s Sunset Strip Rock
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Rock of Ages Celebrates ‘80s Sunset Strip Rock

Rock of Ages is a funny, engaging musical celebration of 1980s rock, particularly its big-haired, Spandex-clad Los Angeles version. This production, at New World Stages, is a scaled-down off-Broadway version of the musical that ran for six years on Broadway, returning for a three-month run to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its 2009 opening. Director…

Unionized Guggenheim Workers One Step Closer To Contract Negotiations
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Unionized Guggenheim Workers One Step Closer To Contract Negotiations

IUOE Local 30 has won the election to unionize workers at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and is a few weeks away from bargaining with representatives of the art institution. “The workers overcame an anti-union campaign from Guggenheim’s administration and they voted for the union,” said Andres Puerta, director of special projects of Local 30….

SAG-AFTRA Wins Battle with BBH
Entertainment, Features, New York

SAG-AFTRA Wins Battle with BBH

NEW YORK, NY – SAG-AFTRA wins a two year battle with ad agency Barle Bogle Hegarty. Throughout the conflict superstar union members attended regularly scheduled demonstrations.  In November 2017 BBH notified SAG-AFTRA that no permanent employees are working for the company and therefore the agency did not have to recognize the union contract. This was…

Now Playing: ‘At War’ (En Guerre) – The Movie Every American Trade Unionist Should See!
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Now Playing: ‘At War’ (En Guerre) – The Movie Every American Trade Unionist Should See!

New York, NY – “At War” (En Guerre) is a gripping new French language movie about the struggles of trade unionists trying to save 1,100 jobs after the profitable factory where they work announces immediate plans to shut down. It opens Friday night, July 19, at the Village East Cinema on 2nd Avenue, and is…

Héctor J. Figueroa: ‘Only The Good Die Young’
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Héctor J. Figueroa: ‘Only The Good Die Young’

New York, NY – I dunno, but after the sudden death of 32BJ President  Héctor J. Figueroa late Thursday evening and Donald J. Trump’s plan to raid working families in 10 American cities over the weekend, I can’t help thinking that, indeed, “only the good die young.” Maybe, you’re thinking the same thing. I didn’t…

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