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Teamsters Supporting IAM and TWU
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Teamsters Supporting IAM and TWU

Washington DC – The following is a statement from Teamsters Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne regarding American Airlines’ ongoing negotiations with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM): “American Airlines has accused the TWU and IAM of participating in an illegal work slowdown. The men and women of the…

Comptroller Stringer’s  “NYC Under 3” Child Care Proposal Gains Broad Support
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Comptroller Stringer’s “NYC Under 3” Child Care Proposal Gains Broad Support

New York, NY – As the affordability crisis grows, New Yorkers across the city have called for the implementation of Comptroller Scott Stringer’s proposal to revolutionize childcare. “Child care is a basic need for working families, but the high price of care in New York puts it out of reach for most,” said Alison Hirsh, Vice President of…

Labor In America- Who Do We Want To Be?
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Labor In America- Who Do We Want To Be?

As most of you are probably aware, May is Labor History Month. Our roots, as America’s workers, are explored from the birth of “Mother” Jones in 1830, to that first May Day march of 1886, followed by the tragic Haymarket bombing. Miners, teachers, machinists, and railway workers all celebrate significant anniversaries in the month of…

Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio Runs For President
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Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio Runs For President

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Earlier this week, I got an email from a PR person touting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s impending run for President. It included five questions he said he could answer. I decided it would be unprofessionally snarky to reply with my own answers, but now that the mayor has officially announced, here they are:…

Chinese Rail Workers Remembered on 150th Anniversary of ‘Golden Spike’
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Chinese Rail Workers Remembered on 150th Anniversary of ‘Golden Spike’

OGDEN, Utah—The descendants of Chinese immigrants who worked on the first transcontinental railroad marked the 150th anniversary of its completion May 9. Margaret Yee of the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association helped Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and a descendant of Union Pacific’s chief engineer on the project tap a ceremonial spike in Ogden. “They say…

Toledo Nurses Strike Over Understaffing, Scheduling
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Toledo Nurses Strike Over Understaffing, Scheduling

TOLEDO, Ohio—Before almost 1,900 nurses, lab technicians, and support staff went on strike at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center May 6, United Auto Workers Locals 2213 and 12 had already agreed that a three-year contract would raise pay by 2%. But money’s not the main problem, union leaders and rank-and-file members say: Understaffing and…

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…

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