Features

AFT Urges Saudi Arabia to Not Behead Student
Education, Features, New York

AFT Urges Saudi Arabia to Not Behead Student

  July 20, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Kalamazoo, MI – The American Federation of Teachers has joined the chorus urging Saudi Arabia not to behead a U.S.-bound student arrested for participating in a protest in 2012. Mujtaba’a al-Sweikat, according to the AFT and the British human-rights group Reprieve, was one of 14…

Laborpress – GVS Shines With Perfect Vision On Trendsetting Designer Collection
Features, Health and Safety, New York

Laborpress – GVS Shines With Perfect Vision On Trendsetting Designer Collection

July 19, 2017 By David Liu Vision plans have traditionally revolved around tight pricing structures that offer outdated frame options, leaving consumers to pay more out-of-pocket for newer more fashionable models. To buck this trend, General Vision Services is offering an exclusive collection of popular frame styles and brands under their benefits programs, allowing their…

Oscar Isaac Is on Target as Brooding Hamlet
Entertainment, Features, New York

Oscar Isaac Is on Target as Brooding Hamlet

July 19, 2017   By Dr. Leonard Golubchick, LaborPress Entertainment Editor In the Public Theatre’s production of Hamlet, Oscar Isaac—perhaps best known for his roles in the two latest Star Wars movies—proves he is one of our generation’s great actors. Under the adroit direction of Sam Gold, Isaac brings forth a Hamlet, the brooding prince of…

Ending A Nine-Year Struggle, ATU Local 1342 Finally Achieves A New Contract…
Features, New York, Transportation

Ending A Nine-Year Struggle, ATU Local 1342 Finally Achieves A New Contract…

July 19, 2017  By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell     To read more click on the following link Buffalo, NY –  Ending a nine-year struggle, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1342 has finally achieved a new contract with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), which includes an overall 17.25% wage increase, Union President Jeff Richardson tells…

Join A Union
Features, Municipal Government, New York

Join A Union

July 18, 2017  By Neal Tepel The world is getting ever-more technology efficient. At the same time jobs are leaving our shores and employment in the USA is often non-union. Unlike machines, people earn wages, get sick, deserve vacations, have family emergencies, and want to retire with dignity at the end of a productive work life. Companies often…

CSEA Rochester Public Library Workers Ratify Labor Deal
Education, Features, New York

CSEA Rochester Public Library Workers Ratify Labor Deal

July 17, 2017 By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell To read more click on the following link Rochester, NY – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)-represented City of Rochester Library Workers – Local 828/Unit 7420, which represents 129 part time Employees serving the Central Library and 10 City Branch Libraries, unanimously ratified a new contract agreement on…

Guitar Center Workers Ratify First Union Contract
Entertainment, Features, New York

Guitar Center Workers Ratify First Union Contract

July 15, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel New York, NY – Workers at four Guitar Center stores sounded a loud power chord for labor rights July 11, when they unanimously ratified their first union contract. The three-year deal will give guaranteed base wage increases and access to union-provided health insurance to more than…

ACS Sets Up Accountability Office
Features, Health and Safety, New York

ACS Sets Up Accountability Office

July 14, 2017 By Stephanie West New York, NY – Following several scandals and reports of chaos within the agency, the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) has set up an ACS Accountability Office. The Accountability Office is expected to oversee needed management improvements. Its hoped that the oversight and intensive monitoring will…

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