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CWA Calls on Dems to Cut Off Pro Act Opponents
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CWA Calls on Dems to Cut Off Pro Act Opponents

WASHINGTON—Saying the seven House Democrats who voted against the Protecting the Right to Organize Act earlier this month had “betrayed the fundamental principle of the Democratic Party,” the Communications Workers of America is urging the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to cut off campaign support for them. “Ever since Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal,…

More American Workers Are Going Out on Strike!
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More American Workers Are Going Out on Strike!

WASHINGTON—Led by a wave of walkouts by fed-up teachers, the last two years have seen more American workers go out on strike than any time since the 1980s, according to figures released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics Feb. 11. The BLS reported that 425,500 workers were involved in 25 “major work stoppages” that…

SAG-AFTRA Promotes Entertainment Industry Standards
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SAG-AFTRA Promotes Entertainment Industry Standards

LOS ANGELES, Ca – SAG-AFTRA has announced a major milestone in its ongoing work to promote the on-set safety and dignity of its members.  SAG-AFTRA’s new “Standards and Protocols for the Use of Intimacy Coordinators” provides a framework for the use of professional, skilled intimacy coordinators – professionals who help performers and productions navigate highly sensitive…

Williams Advances Workers’ Rights, Affordable Housing in ‘State of the People’ Address
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Williams Advances Workers’ Rights, Affordable Housing in ‘State of the People’ Address

New York, NY – Affordable housing, pre-employment marijuana testing, public safety and workers’ rights were just a few of the topics that Public Advocate Jumaane Williams touched upon during his first-ever State of the People address at Brooklyn College on Wednesday.  Williams is nearly a year into his term, but has already taken drastic measures…

Bernie Sanders Earns Major Union Endorsements Ahead of Upcoming Primaries
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Bernie Sanders Earns Major Union Endorsements Ahead of Upcoming Primaries

CONCORD, N.H.—Two major unions in the four states with upcoming presidential primaries or caucuses have endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for President. In New Hampshire, SEA/SEIU Local 1984, the state’s second-largest union, announced Jan. 12 it would back the Vermont senator in the Feb. 11 primary, as it did in 2016. In Nevada, the Clark County…

‘It’s Working People and Poor People Who Will Be Sent to Fight This War’
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‘It’s Working People and Poor People Who Will Be Sent to Fight This War’

New York, NY – “I don’t think there’s a single one of our colleagues who’s for this war.” On January 9, an energized group of New Yorkers concerned that the Trump administration’s assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleiman and a number of other Iranian officials earlier this month is being used to plunge the…

SAG-AFTRA/AFL-CIO’s  Second Annual Labor Tech Summit
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SAG-AFTRA/AFL-CIO’s Second Annual Labor Tech Summit

Las Vegas, Nevada – Presented by SAG-AFTRA and the AFL-CIO, the second annual Labor Innovation and Technology Summit in Las Vegas on January 8th  brought together leaders in labor, entertainment, technology, and academia to discuss the impact of emerging technology on labor.  The summit featured opening remarks by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and a keynote address by SAG-AFTRA National…

Jagged Little Pill: Jukebox Musical Aims for Relevance
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Jagged Little Pill: Jukebox Musical Aims for Relevance

The musical Jagged Little Pill, at the Broadhurst Theatre, is built around songs by Alanis Morissette and is a delight for her fans. Director Diane Paulus meticulously weaves those songs, including Morissette’s 1990s hits such as “Ironic,” “Hand in My Pocket,” and “You Oughta Know,” together with the book delicately written by Diablo Cody. The…

Step Up – War with Iran is a Disaster for Working People Everywhere
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Step Up – War with Iran is a Disaster for Working People Everywhere

New York, NY – This past weekend, opponents of Trump’s lunatic drive for more war moved swiftly to denounce the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleiman and the administration’s disastrous push for further military intervention in the Middle East. Additional acts of civil disobedience and protest will continue in NYC and around the country…

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