New York, NY – The head of the largest proper service workers union in the country, this week, vowed to help eradicate ICE’s “deportation machine” after a union member who’s worked as a building porter on the Upper East Side for more than a decade, narrowly escaped being torn from his family and deported to…
WASHINGTON—Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation.
New York, NY – Whether or not the deal is really dead, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to revivify the ashes of “Amazon HQ2” have already succeeded in stoking lots anger and recriminations from everyone involved in the issue. But what’s to be made of the way this “Union Town” has reacted to the brouhaha?
New York, NY – A new GoFundMe page aimed at aiding Ironworkers who choose to sacrifice a day’s pay rather than cross a union picket line, awarded its first donation to a hardhat outside 50 Hudson Yards on Wednesday morning, February 27, LaborPress has learned.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—“No more suicide, no more bankruptcy,” taxi drivers chanted across the street from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan offices Feb. 26. Mohammed Mahbub, the driver leading the call-and-response chant, stretched the syllables out into a mournful wail, like a muezzin at a funeral.
New York, NY – In just a few short hours after announcing his 2020 presidential run on Tuesday, February 19, Bernie Sanders raised more than $1 million in campaign contributions and put himself at the head of the Democratic field of contenders using the very same metric the political establishment uses to measure such things….
Editor’s Note: This is Part One of a series looking at ongoing efforts to launch a new pre-apprenticeship program based in Queensbridge, Long Island City. New York, NY – Ask 696 Build Queensbridge Founder and Director K. Bain what’s the biggest threat facing kids today, growing up in the often dangerous Long Island City community,…