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Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is committed to making sure that all New Yorkers are protected by workplace laws – including minimum wage, overtime, and paid safe and sick leave to ensure they are being paid for their hard work and can achieve financial stability. In reality, very little has changed in workplace protections…

Federal Legislation Supporting TSA’s Introduced
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Federal Legislation Supporting TSA’s Introduced

Washington DC – Federal legislation could provide full collective bargaining rights for Transportation Security Officers. RIGHTS FOR TRANSPORTATION SECURITY OFFICERS ACT OF 2019 (H.R. 1140) has been re-introduced by Representatives Bennie Thompson (MS) and Nita Lowey (NY). If passed, the law would give Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) full collective bargaining rights and ensure these officers have the same workplace rights as…

Contractor Failed  to Pay Prevailing Wages
Education, Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Contractor Failed to Pay Prevailing Wages

New York, NY – Vickram Mangru owner of AVM Construction Corp. failed to pay prevailing wages and is now facing jail time. Mangru falsified records as well as underpaid workers from December 2012 through February 2015. The NYC Comptroller had debarred Vickram Mangru in December 2013 for prevailing wage violations on public school projects. Mangru…

California, Teamsters Appeal Denial of Truckers’ Breaks
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California, Teamsters Appeal Denial of Truckers’ Breaks

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have both asked federalteamters courts to reverse a federal agency’s voiding of state rules requiring rest and meal breaks for truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ruled last December that the state regulation, which mandated a 30-minute break after five hours of driving, could not…

State of Public – Sector Unions – Post Janus
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State of Public – Sector Unions – Post Janus

New York, NY – While the Janus decision created issues for municipal unions and reduced  their income,  membership has not declined in New York and most other  unionized states. As we approach the one-year anniversary of oral arguments in the Supreme Court case. Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a report by Manhattan Institute senior fellow Daniel DiSalvo lays out…

Striking Chicago Teachers Protest at Charter Chain’s Office
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Striking Chicago Teachers Protest at Charter Chain’s Office

CHICAGO, Ill.—About 100 Chicago International Charter School teachers blocked the entrance to the school chain’s office building Feb. 13, the seventh day of their strike. “It’s unacceptable that people can have six-figure salaries and yet say they have no money to make sure our schools are properly invested in,” CICS Ralph Ellison High School English…

Teamsters Call XPO’s Closing of Memphis Warehouse ‘Retaliation’
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Teamsters Call XPO’s Closing of Memphis Warehouse ‘Retaliation’

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—XPO Logistics announced Feb. 13 that it will close its Verizon warehouse here in June,teamsters telling the about 400 workers that it would terminate them in April because of “an overall business model change initiated and completed by our customer.” “XPO-Verizon workers believe that the closure is in retaliation for exposing sexual harassment and…

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