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Union Volunteers Departing to Puerto Rico
Features, Health and Safety, National

Union Volunteers Departing to Puerto Rico

Newark, New Jersey – On Wednesday, October 4th, 77 Teamsters along with 123 other union members boarded a plane bound for Puerto Rico. These volunteers along with thousands of other union members are committed to assisting the Puerto Rico  relief efforts. Local and national unions from across the country  are  working together to encourage members to…

Supreme Court to Take Another Crack at Banning ‘Fair-Share Fees’
Education, Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Supreme Court to Take Another Crack at Banning ‘Fair-Share Fees’

Washington—The Supreme Court announced Sept. 28 that it would take another crack at ruling that public-sector unions can’t charge nonmembers fees for representing them—and the unions don’t like it one bit.  “The Janus case is a blatantly political and well-funded plot to use the highest court in the land to further rig the economic rules…

Construction Skills Honors Three in 8th Annual Awards
Building Trades, Features, New York

Construction Skills Honors Three in 8th Annual Awards

New York, NY – On Wednesday, September 8th, the 2017 Building Futures Awards Reception was held at the New York Hilton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, on behalf of the Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills. The event’s purpose was described as “honoring the unionized construction industry’s commitment to opportunity and diversity in New York…

Why I Will Never “Take a Knee.”
Entertainment, Features, New York

Why I Will Never “Take a Knee.”

Last night on Blue Collar Buzz we heard the national report from Worker Independent News correspondent, Doug Cunningham. Doug is a man for whom I have an immeasurable amount of respect. He is a man of principle, a top notch journalist, and someone I am proud to call my friend. On more occasions than I…

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