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Fight For $15 Workers Ahead of Historic House Vote: ‘There’s Nothing We Can’t Achieve’
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Fight For $15 Workers Ahead of Historic House Vote: ‘There’s Nothing We Can’t Achieve’

New York, NY – After a seven-year struggle to get House Democrats to act on a $15 an hour minimum wage, fast food workers and other low wage earners in the town that kicked off the Fight For $15 movement in 2012, are feeling there’s nothing they can’t achieve through collective action. “We can’t think…

Working In This Heat? Take Care…And Confront The Climate Crisis
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Working In This Heat? Take Care…And Confront The Climate Crisis

Brooklyn, NY – Right now, at the time of this writing, the temperature out on these mean city streets feels like a blistering 103-degrees; Congress is seriously considering a newly introduced bill seeking to better protect U.S. workers from heat related deaths; and the Democratic National Committee is under pressure to host a presidential debate…

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…

The Landmark Agreement Between NYC & DC 1707
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The Landmark Agreement Between NYC & DC 1707

The recently settled  contract agreement between District Council 1707 early childhood care providers and New York City benefits over 4,000 of their union members. District Council 1707 Local 205 educators provide critical services to young children yet they had been paid much less than teachers in the city school system. The contract extension will benefit…

‘Where Were You When Children Were Being Stripped From The Hands Of Their Mothers?’
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‘Where Were You When Children Were Being Stripped From The Hands Of Their Mothers?’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Facing the back side of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices with chants of “Close the camps” and a forest of orange and white electric candlelights, more than 1,000 people rallied in lower Manhattan July 12, to protest what 32BJ SEIU called “the inhumane detention practices and brutal immigration policies of the Trump…

Trump’s Labor Secretary Quits Amidst Creepy Sex Scandal
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Trump’s Labor Secretary Quits Amidst Creepy Sex Scandal

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta resigned July 12, three days after the indictment of multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein on charges of sexually abusing scores of underage girls drew renewed scrutiny to the lenient plea deal Acosta gave him as a federal prosecutor in Miami in 2008. President Donald Trump said that Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick…

Statement By Mayor De Blasio On Passing Of Héctor Figueroa, President Of 32BJ SEIU
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Statement By Mayor De Blasio On Passing Of Héctor Figueroa, President Of 32BJ SEIU

“It’s impossible to put into words what Héctor meant to the men and women of 32BJ SEIU, to working people and to the labor movement. “He bound us all together. His was always the voice of empathy, of conviction, of principle. “Héctor embodied that word ‘solidarity.’ His love of 32BJ SEIU ran deep, but you’d…

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