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American Airlines Workers Protest Outsourcing at Charlotte Airport
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American Airlines Workers Protest Outsourcing at Charlotte Airport

Charlotte, N.C.—Carrying signs reading “Keep American Airlines Jobs American,” workers protested outside Charlotte Douglas International Airport March 28. National contract talks between the airline and the two-union association representing workers have stalled after three years, and the union says it’s because the company wants to increase outsourcing and cut workers’ health and pension benefits. “They…

NYC Launches Worker Protection Awareness Campaign
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NYC Launches Worker Protection Awareness Campaign

New York, NY – New York City launches  public awareness campaign to educate New Yorkers about their workplace rights “As the fairest big city in America, NYC is making sure to make significant efforts to back our city’s workers,” said Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives J. Phillip Thompson. “With this new public education campaign, we hope hard-working New Yorkers realize…

NYS FY2020 Budget Agreement
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NYS FY2020 Budget Agreement

New York, NY – The budget agreement makes 2% property tax cap permanent. It Includes  criminal justice reforms as well as and an MTA  plan that includes central business district tolling. In addition it increases education aid by over $1 billion bringing total education funding to $27.9 billion. Public campaign finance also included. “From the beginning, I said we…

NYC Promotes Women-Owned Businesses
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NYC Promotes Women-Owned Businesses

New York, NY – New York City’s month-long marketing campaign aimed at  promoting women-owned businesses – huge success. “New York wouldn’t be the vibrant city it is today without influential women,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Women-owned businesses drive this city and I am thrilled to continue fighting for them by encouraging all New…

Chicago musicians stop the music over contract
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Chicago musicians stop the music over contract

Chicago, Illinois – About 100 musicians in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have traded their instruments for picket signs, striking to demand a contract that protects their pension plan and provides fair wages. The strike began on March 11, a day after the musicians’ contract with the orchestra ended, as the orchestra sought to replace the…

Maine Unions Oppose Proposed Minimum-Wage Cuts
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Maine Unions Oppose Proposed Minimum-Wage Cuts

AUGUSTA, Me.—The Maine House Committee on Labor and Housing heard testimony March 18 on six bills that would roll back the minimum-wage increase the state’s voters enacted in 2016. One proposed measure would cut the minimum from $11 to $10 an hour and repeal the annual cost-of-living increases approved in 2016, while the others would…

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