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Opposition Grows to Altice’s Purchase of Cablevision
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Opposition Grows to Altice’s Purchase of Cablevision

March 22, 2016 By Stephanie West  Long Island, NY – As the public awareness increases of Altice’s plan to purchase Cablevision, there is growing concern across Long Island and the rest of the region. More questions are being raised as to how the company intends to serve the public interest in light of its stated…

KCBS-AM Staff Joins SAG-AFTRA
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KCBS-AM Staff Joins SAG-AFTRA

March 21, 2016 By John Quinn, LaborPress USA  San Francisco, California – All Staff at KCBS-AM based in San Francisco have voted to join SAG-AFTRA. The station is all news all the time and is very popular in California. The union had represented editors at the station and now represents writers and newsroom assistants as…

NFL Players Union Foils Owner’s Workers-Comp Scam
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NFL Players Union Foils Owner’s Workers-Comp Scam

March 20, 2016 By Steven Wishnia  St Louis, Missouri – When Rams owner Stan Kroenke announced he was moving the NFL team from St. Louis to Los Angeles, he wanted to leave one thing behind: He wanted the players to continue being covered by Missouri’s workers’ compensation laws, which are significantly stingier than California’s.

Review of “Disaster”, at the Nederlander Theater,
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Review of “Disaster”, at the Nederlander Theater,

March 19, 2016 By Dr. Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor  New York, NY – Disaster is a musical comedy that spoofs the disaster movies of the 1970’s. When we add 30 pop hits from that eera ( I am woman, daybreak, Alone again, Naturally, Hot Stuff, Don’t Bring me Down, and sighned Sealed and Deliver,…

Review of “ Blackbird” at the Belasco
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Review of “ Blackbird” at the Belasco

March 13, 2016 By Dr. Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor  New York, NY-  Blackbird stars Jeff Daniels and Michele Williams and was written by David Harrower. Joe Mantello Directed this play which transferred from off Broadway. This is an intense and disturbing drama concerning Una (Michelle Williams) who at twelve years old meets a forty…

Review of “ Eclipsed”, at the Golden Theater
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Review of “ Eclipsed”, at the Golden Theater

March 12, 2016 By Dr. Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor New York, NY – Eclipsed playing at the Golden Theater stars academy award actress Lupita Nyongo ( 12 years a slave) is one of  a Liberian’s warlords wife who is a captive and lives  in virtual slavery. This is a poignant play written by playwright…

Review of Hughie
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Review of Hughie

February 29, 2016 By Dr. Leonard Golubchck, Entertainment Editor for Labor Press New York, NY – This is a  new production of Eugene O'Neill's play starring Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker who is making his Broadway debut. The play first appeared on Broadway in 1944.

Review of “ ,The Humans” at the Helen Hayes Theater,
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Review of “ ,The Humans” at the Helen Hayes Theater,

February 22, 2016 By  Dr. Leonard Golubchck, Entertainment Editor for the Labor Press New York, NY -The Humans made the move to Broadway after a successful run with the same cast which was  produced through the Roundabout Theater.   This deeply affecting play by Stephen Karam and directed by Joe Montello is quite familiar to all…

Win Sports Minute: First NBA Allstar Game Played Outside U.S.
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Win Sports Minute: First NBA Allstar Game Played Outside U.S.

February 18, 2016 By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News Toronto, Canada – The NBA had its All-Star weekend outside the United States for the very first time, holding its marquee mid-season showcase in Toronto. That makes sense and it has nothing do with the fact that the man who invented the game, James Naismith, was…

Snowstorm Reminds Us of the Value of Labor
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Snowstorm Reminds Us of the Value of Labor

January 31, 2016 By Steven Wishnia New York, NY – A couple years ago, a friend’s teenage daughter who was writing a paper on socialism for a high-school class asked me if it would be possible to have a society where people didn’t have to work. No, I said, because we have to eat. City…

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