New York, N.Y.—“For 100 years, we’ve been feeding the tristate area,” Daniel J. Kane Jr., president of Teamsters Local 202 since 1999, told LaborPress in 2016. The 4,500-member union was organized in 1916 by produce haulers at the old Washington Market in what is now Tribeca.
New York, NY – Kathleen Culhane, President of Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), is committed to helping those in need. For the past ten years, she has been working for NEW, an organization that prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades.
In my first article, I addressed the attack on organized labor that will coordinated by those supporting a constitutional convention as a way of eradicating government corruption. However, all New Yorkers should be concerned over the estimated cost associated with a convention. Due to the excessive cost of organizing and holding a convention along with…
Once every 20 years, New Yorkers vote on whether or not a constitutional convention should be convened. This time, with the attack upon workers’ rights so prevalent on both the national and state level, the answer should be a resounding “NO”.
In today’s world, the need for our youth to develop emotional intelligence is critical for a democratic society to thrive. In order to enable our children to obtain empathy and an understanding of “kindness,” which is a critical trait for a socially, intellectually, and emotionally responsive school, we must embark on an intensive school-wide campaign.
Washington, DC – U.S. cities, small business organizations and labor unions are urging Congress to reject a proposal that would allow U.S. multinational corporations to pay little to nothing on their offshore profits. “I’ve got to hand it to them. They’ve really outdone themselves this time.
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…
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…
AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement calling on President Trump and Congress to act on hurricane relief to Puerto Rico: “3.5 million American citizens have been abandoned by their president and Congress during their greatest time of need.
Albany, NY – NYS Governor Cuomo has launched a huge effort to bring together a wide range of labor, civic, business and industry partners to provide needed services, and funds to help the people of Puerto Rico. This initiative will greatly assist with the recovery and rebuilding of Puerto Rico.