Environment and Energy

Report: Unionization Needed to Help Remedy Dangers at Amazon’s S.I. Warehouse
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Report: Unionization Needed to Help Remedy Dangers at Amazon’s S.I. Warehouse

New York, NY – A newly-released safety report coinciding with the one-year anniversary of Amazon’s sprawling 855,000 square foot warehouse on Staten Island recommends the online giant finally abandon its anti-union stance and implement changes to a workplace that at least one hard-pressed employee says is “beating up” workers.  This past year, between January 3,…

The Green New Deal is Revolutionary – It Needs Revolutionary Supporters in Labor
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The Green New Deal is Revolutionary – It Needs Revolutionary Supporters in Labor

Brooklyn, NY – At the same time that hundreds of scientists worldwide are publicly supporting nonviolent acts of civil disobedience aimed at breaking the fossil fuel industry’s death grip on the planet, many labor leaders who also fully understand the irreversible effects of pumping more carbon into the atmosphere, nevertheless, continue to advocate for the…

Together, Climate Change Activists & Labor Can Make a ‘Just Transition’ Work for All
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Together, Climate Change Activists & Labor Can Make a ‘Just Transition’ Work for All

New York, NY – Climate change activists with Extinction Rebellion are conducting a series of direct, non-violent actions around town this week that could be a guaranteed game-changer if the full force of organized labor was also brought to bear.  Imagine, the impact of hardhats, teachers, transit workers and other trade unionists joining shoulder-to-shoulder with…

LaborPress Honors Five At 8th Annual Heroes of Labor Awards
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LaborPress Honors Five At 8th Annual Heroes of Labor Awards

New York, NY – On Thursday, October 3, LaborPress and Emblem Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurers, honored five people at the 8th Annual Heroes of Labor Awards in downtown Manhattan. The honorees were Kim Medina, special assistant to the District Council 37 Executive Director, Gloria Middleton, president, CWA Local 1180 and…

Publisher’s Note: LaborPress’ Increasing Importance to Lives of Working Men & Women
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Publisher’s Note: LaborPress’ Increasing Importance to Lives of Working Men & Women

New York, NY – LaborPress, a proud union company, is unique. It’s the largest and most popular labor news network in the country. We are a great source for daily labor news and information and every day we tell the story of workers and their issues. As unions and their members come under fire from…

NYC Failure to Protect Children from Lead Exposure
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NYC Failure to Protect Children from Lead Exposure

New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has released a report  outlining the City’s systemic failure to protect children from toxic lead. NYC agencies consistently  missed opportunities to prevent lead exposure in children.  From 2013 through late 2018, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), never performed a lead inspection in…

One More Reason Trade Unionists are Dubious About  Their Place in a ‘Just Transition’
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One More Reason Trade Unionists are Dubious About Their Place in a ‘Just Transition’

New York, NY – Concern that a “just transition” to a new green economy could translate into lost work or reduced wages and benefits for trade unionists working in sectors linked to the fossil fuel industry is a big reason why many aren’t joining their union brothers and sisters in Global Climate Strike actions in…

Global Climate Strike Actions and the Golden Opportunity Before Labor
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Global Climate Strike Actions and the Golden Opportunity Before Labor

New York, NY – As young Global Climate Strike activists fight to decarbonize the economy and implement a Green New Deal before it’s too late — trade unionists in desperate need to boost union density have been given a golden opportunity to forge exciting new alliances with generations of youngsters extending far into the future….

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