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StoryCorps Employees Join CWA
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

StoryCorps Employees Join CWA

New York, N.Y.—Staff members at StoryCorps have voted by a 5-1 margin to be represented by Communications Workers of America Local 1180, the National Labor Relations Board announced Sept. 13. Workers at the Brooklyn-based nonprofit, who collect and share the stories of everyday Americans, “experienced sudden layoffs, worked for low wages, and weren’t able to…

Striking IBEW Local 3 Members Battle the Blues; Get Support From Union Brothers & Sisters
Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National, New York, Retail

Striking IBEW Local 3 Members Battle the Blues; Get Support From Union Brothers & Sisters

Brooklyn, NY – Six months spent striking against Charter Spectrum’s efforts to cut vital healthcare coverage and pension benefits has left employees of the telecommunication giant battling the blues and scrambling to make ends meet — but determined trade unionists marching over the Brooklyn Bridge this week, say they will continue the fight for a…

Make ‘Safety’ The Buzz Word At Your Job
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, Health and Safety, National, New York

Make ‘Safety’ The Buzz Word At Your Job

New York, NY – Worker safety was on the top of the agenda during Sunday night’s 9 o’clock episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz on AM970.  And wether suffering the lasting effects of 9/11-related respiratory diseases, or languishing under short-staffing conditions inside our vital courthouses — workers today, across all sectors, need advocates dedicated to safeguarding…

Anchorage Airport Fuelers Win Contract
Features, Labor News Briefs, National, Transportation

Anchorage Airport Fuelers Win Contract

Anchorage, Alaska—The 71 workers who deliver 90% of the jet fuel to Anchorage’s international airport voted overwhelmingly Sept. 5 to ratify a contract agreement with Menzies Aviation. The vote came after a federal court last month rejected the Scotland-based company’s request for an order that would have denied the workers the right to strike.

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