WASHINGTON, DC — Union members across the USA are speaking out against the ‘tax cut for the rich,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trumka made his position crystal clear by stating that any tax bill should increase revenue for the nation and ensure that corporations pay their fair share.
New York, NY — Dan Kane Sr. has been a member of the union since 1962, and today is as active as ever. He now serves as Eastern Regional vice-president with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and has been in that position for 13 years. He has been a member of his Local for 56…
NEW YORK, N.Y.—In the end, it wasn’t even close. New York State voters on Nov. 7 rejected holding a convention to revise the state constitution by a margin of 5 to 1. The Proposal 1 ballot question did not carry a single one of the state’s 62 counties, from Chautauqua to Suffolk, and only got…
Convention delegates unanimously re-elected Richard Trumka of the United Mine Workers as president, Liz Shuler of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers as secretary-treasurer and Tefere Gebre of United Food and Commercial Workers as executive vice president of the national AFL-CIO. Also elected were 55 vice presidents who make up the Executive Council Executive Council….
New York, NY – Securities industry profits totaled $12.3 billion in the first half of 2017. “After a very successful first six months, Wall Street profits are on track to exceed last year’s level, barring a major fourth quarter setback,” New York State Tom DiNapoli said in a statement this week. “When Wall St. does well,…
NEW YORK, NY – President of the Associated Musicians of New York, Local 802, AFM, Tino Gagliardi released a statement on the passage of Intro 1652 which repealed New York City’s antiquated cabaret law:
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Praising local journalism and condemning union-busting, more than 300 people rallied in City Hall Park Nov. 6 to protest billionaire Joseph Ricketts shutting down the Gothamist and DNAinfo news Web sites after their reporters and editors voted to join a union.
New York, NY – New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is a life-long New Yorker who was raised in a union household. Growing up on Long Island, he saw his parents put in hard work and stretch every dollar in order to make a good life for the family.
WASHINGTON—Teachers who spend money out of their own pockets to buy classroom supplies will no longer be able to take it off their taxes if the tax bill proposed by Republican Congressional leaders Nov. 2 goes through.
YONKERS, N.Y.—Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the First Mile Square school-bus company reached tentative contract agreement Nov. 3, averting a strike set for the following Monday by about 600 drivers, monitors, and mechanics.