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Federal Immigration Plan  Forces 5,000 NYC Children From Their Homes
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

Federal Immigration Plan Forces 5,000 NYC Children From Their Homes

NEW YORK – The proposed federal rule change regarding undocumented immigrants would impact thousands of New Yorkers that presently depend on federally-assisted housing.  The governments plan affects housing agencies across the country by eliminating their ability to serve families with mixed immigration status. This includes families where at least one person in the household is…

Trump NLRB Head Moves to Oust Agency Inspector
Features, Finance, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Trump NLRB Head Moves to Oust Agency Inspector

WASHINGTON—National Labor Relations Board Chair John Ring has filed a formal complaint against agency Inspector General David Berry, the official who got a 2017 NLRB decision reversing an Obama-era “joint employer” rule voided. Ring’s complaint to the panel overseeing federal inspectors is that Berry allegedly treated agency employees harshly. But three current and former senior…

Justice is what they deserve, justice is what we can deliver
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Justice is what they deserve, justice is what we can deliver

WASHINGTON, DC – It’s been nearly six months since the longest government shutdown in our country’s history, and while federal government employees rightfully received backpay for the time they couldn’t go to work, thousands of government contractors have yet to be made whole for the wages lost over the course of the shutdown. The federal…

UFCW Organizing Toronto Uber Drivers
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National, Transportation

UFCW Organizing Toronto Uber Drivers

TORONTO, Canada – United Food and Commercial Workers Canada are organizing hundreds of Toronto Uber drivers. According to the Washington, D.C.-based think tank Economic Policy Institute, Uber drivers earn less than $10 an hour once commissions, vehicle expenses, and self-employment taxes are factored in. Low pay continues to be a driving factor for drivers to organize. Uber and…

Protecting Collective Bargaining Rights for Public  Employees
Education, Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Protecting Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees

WASHINGTON, DC — American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement in support of the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, reintroduced  in the House of Representatives, which will guarantee collective bargaining rights for public sector employees across the country: “Public workers educate our students, treat our patients and keep our communities…

NYC Comptroller Stringer Proposes Teacher Residency Program
Education, Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

NYC Comptroller Stringer Proposes Teacher Residency Program

NEW YORK, NY – New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has proposed investment in teachers and the City’s public school system to combat persistently high teacher turnover rates that set back the City’s most vulnerable students. In the new report, “Teacher Residencies: Supporting the Next Generation of Teachers and Students,” Comptroller Stringer calls on the City Department of…

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