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Local IWW History
Features, Municipal Government, National

Local IWW History

Hartford, Connecticut – Since the groundbreaking work of Jesse Lemisch, Howard Zinn and Staughton Lynd, “history from the bottom up” has become an important part of the radical landscape. Such history informs us that everyday people propel events while underscoring that progress comes from collective action. To paraphrase Zinn, untold numbers of people whose names…

Local 802 – Jazz in the Afternoon November 16
Entertainment, Features, New York

Local 802 – Jazz in the Afternoon November 16

New York, NY – The Jazz in the Afternoon series  featuring some of NYC’s best musicians, returns for another memorable event with Memo Acevedo and his daughter Jacquelene Acevedo, as they present their 10-piece band, Manhattan Bridges Orchestra. The program is scheduled on Thursday  November 16, 2017 at 5:00pm.The event is taking place at Local 802 “Club…

Glass-Factory Employees Reject UAW
Features, Municipal Government, National

Glass-Factory Employees Reject UAW

MORAINE, Ohio—Workers at Fuyao Glass America voted against joining the United Auto Workers Nov. 9 by a 2-1 margin. The UAW had spent more than a year trying to organize the 1,600 workers at the Chinese-owned automotive-glass plant. “It was fairly shocking,” Fuyao worker Jeremy Grant, a UAW supporter, told the Dayton Daily News. “We…

NYC’s Failing Board of Elections
Features, Finance, New York

NYC’s Failing Board of Elections

New York, NY — New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has released an alarming audit showing significant breakdowns in the operations of elections by the City’s Board of Elections. After the BOE’s voter “purge” came to light in April 2016, the Comptroller’s Office deployed staff to more than 150 poll sites to observe three subsequent…

Nearing Retirement but Not Slowing Down
Features, Municipal Government, New York

Nearing Retirement but Not Slowing Down

New York, NY – After 23 years working for the city of New York, Paul Spicer isn’t sure he’s ready to retire. The 65-year-old sighs and chuckles: “Maybe I’ll hold on for another year or two.”If Spicer does stay on, his colleagues and the clients he serves as a job opportunity specialist at Rider Job…

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