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McDonald’s Workers Take Fight Against Sexual Harassment to the World Stage
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McDonald’s Workers Take Fight Against Sexual Harassment to the World Stage

New York, NY – This week, a group of international unions filed a complaint in the Netherlands aimed at pressuring McDonald’s to finally address and resolve the systemic abuse many workers say they experience on the job. They filed with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — unions say this is the very first…

Howard Stern Hates Trump Supporters
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Howard Stern Hates Trump Supporters

New York, NY – The shock jock has directed his ire towards those who elected Trump. Howard Stern has had enough of Trump and his supporters. On his satellite radio show, Stern directed his ire at the people who voted for and continue to support Trump. “I don’t hate Donald,” Stern said. “I hate you…

CUNY To Lay Off Staff
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CUNY To Lay Off Staff

New York, NY —  CUNY colleges have announced planned layoffs of hundreds of adjunct professors. Adjuncts teach 56% of courses at CUNY.  “Adjunct faculty are not expendable. They are talented teachers and devoted mentors of students; they deserve far better than panicked, preemptive layoffs. CUNY management should be fighting to protect every job at the University, not finding…

New York Workers Need a Hero in This Time of Crisis – And They Expect Cuomo to Be That Guy
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New York Workers Need a Hero in This Time of Crisis – And They Expect Cuomo to Be That Guy

New York, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo could soon end up becoming a hero or a goat depending on how he reacts to calls from labor rights advocates to issue a new executive order aimed at protecting workers throughout the state. Supporters of the New York Health and Essential Rights Order — HERO — say…

Labor vs McDonald’s – The Battle Continues
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Labor vs McDonald’s – The Battle Continues

As demonstrations against McDonald’s continued across the country, many of the company’s anti-worker practices are being addressed. Under pressure from employees, unions, community organizations, and the public, McDonald’s has finally addressed Coved-19 with equipment in stores, increased paid sick leave, and raised pay for employees. With workers’ fears of catching the coronavirus, McDonald’s faced unprecedented protests by…

MagnaCare Chief Medical Officer Talks Restarting NY’s Economy; Anti-body Testing
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MagnaCare Chief Medical Officer Talks Restarting NY’s Economy; Anti-body Testing

New York, NY — The push to reopen the state’s economy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is on, and over the next several weeks, the state intends to open up segment by segment, region by region. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, “New York will reopen on a regional basis as each region meets the…

Unions Urge Congress to Include Universal Access to Broadband in Pandemic Response
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Unions Urge Congress to Include Universal Access to Broadband in Pandemic Response

Washingon DC – Leaders of  CWA,  AFT,  and SEIU have urged for universal access to broadband in future legislation that addresses the coronavirus pandemic. In a recent letter, CWA President Chris Shelton, AFT President Randi Weingarten, and SEIU President Mary Kay Henry note that the COVID-19 public health emergency has forced hundreds of millions of…

Sheet Metal Apprentice Stays on the Job During the Pandemic Helping to Strengthen Area Hospitals
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Sheet Metal Apprentice Stays on the Job During the Pandemic Helping to Strengthen Area Hospitals

New York, NY – Amanda Filpo is on the verge of completing her five-year apprenticeship as a Local 28 Sheet Metal worker — and she’s earned it.  Filpo graduated from the Nontraditional Employment for Women [NEW] Building Trades program nearly seven years ago, and will be becoming a mechanic in August.  She continues working 10-…

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