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New Members to NYC M/WBE
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, New York

New Members to NYC M/WBE

NEW YORK, NY – Seven new members have been appointed to the City’s Minority – and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) Advisory Board. Their role continues to be to help create more economic opportunity for M/WBEs. “The M/WBE Advisory Board has been a crucial partner in helping us reach some of our most important milestones, including awarding…

Take the Road to Hadestown!
Entertainment, Features, New York

Take the Road to Hadestown!

Hadestown, a musical based on the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, is a tale of love and inspiration magnificently woven by Tony Award-nominated director Rachel Chavkin. Beginning as a 2010 “folk opera” concept album by Anaïs Mitchell, who wrote the book, music, and lyrics, it premiered off-Broadway in 2016 and opened at Broadway’s…

New Calls For A General Strike In The Face Of Coming Climate Catastrophe!
Building Trades, Environment and Energy, Features, headline, Law and Politics, National, Transportation

New Calls For A General Strike In The Face Of Coming Climate Catastrophe!

New York,, NY – Shut. It. Down. Amalgamated Transit Union VP Bruce Hamilton, this weekend, urged U.S. trade unionists to “learn from our past” and start building towards a general strike in a last ditch effort to avert climate disaster.  “What we need to understand is that climate struggle is class struggle,” Hamilton told the…

Oregon Teachers’ Walkout Shuts 600 Schools for a Day
Education, Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Oregon Teachers’ Walkout Shuts 600 Schools for a Day

PORTLAND, Ore.—A one-day walkout by thousands of teachers May 8 closed 600 schools, including those in Portland. They took unpaid days off to go to rallies around the state to demand smaller class sizes; restoring music, art, and gym classes; and hiring more counselors, librarians, and school nurses. “Nearly 45% of all reported classes in…

Good Jobs, Green Jobs: Green New Deal Advocates Need More Support From Labor
Building Trades, Education, Environment and Energy, Features, headline, Law and Politics, New York, Transportation

Good Jobs, Green Jobs: Green New Deal Advocates Need More Support From Labor

New York, NY – In the fight to head-off climate catastrophe, Green New Deal advocates determined to confront the fossil fuel industry are hitting the streets, occupying the space and agitating our elected officials. But enlisting a united House of Labor in that all-out-fight remains a daunting task.  Last week, on April 30, Annika Rosenvinge…

Labor Movement Mourns Loss of ATU President Larry Hanley
Features, Municipal Government, National, Transportation

Labor Movement Mourns Loss of ATU President Larry Hanley

HARRISBURG, Pa. –  The American Labor Movement mourns the passing of our union brother and International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union Lawrence J. Hanley.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, on behalf of our Vice Presidents and more than 700,000 union members in our Commonwealth, have issued the following statement: “Brother Larry…

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