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Too Many Labor Leaders are Failing to Make the Case for Action in Face of Growing Climate Catastrophe
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Too Many Labor Leaders are Failing to Make the Case for Action in Face of Growing Climate Catastrophe

New York, NY – Working men and women, including more than 900 Amazon employees based in Seattle, Washington alone, figure to play a key role in Global Climate Strike actions Sept. 20-27 — but the true power of the labor movement is not being brought to bear because many labor leaders are still not treating…

Shut It Down: Workers Urged to Support Upcoming Global Climate Strike Actions
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Shut It Down: Workers Urged to Support Upcoming Global Climate Strike Actions

New York, NY – In less than two weeks, young climate change activists from across the nation and around the globe will kick off eight days of protests designed to compel government leaders to finally get real about global warming — and they are urging workers everywhere to join them in the fight to quit…

Kaiser Hospital Workers Mobilize for October Strike
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Kaiser Hospital Workers Mobilize for October Strike

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Workers at the Kaiser Permanente health-care network protested in several Western cities Sept. 2, with arrests for civil disobedience in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Sacramento, California. More than 80,000 technicians, nurses, and medical personnel, members of the Service Employees International Union and other unions, have been working without a contract for 11 months,…

Health Aides Hail Bill to Ban 24-Hour Shifts
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Health Aides Hail Bill to Ban 24-Hour Shifts

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Calling the half-unpaid 24-hour shifts common in the home health-care industry an “inhumane” 21st-century sweatshop, a group of home-care aides and state legislators rallied Sept. 4 to announce the introduction of a bill to ban 24-hour shifts. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Roxanne Persaud (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblymember Harvey Epstein (D-Manhattan) would limit…

Wife of Union Worker Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cancer Offers Advice to Other Families
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Wife of Union Worker Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cancer Offers Advice to Other Families

New York, NY – In July of 2019, Carolyn Ernau learned that her husband, Robert (Robby), had Stage 4 melanoma (skin cancer).  Carolyn and Robby have four young children and reside in Riverdale, in the Bronx. As Robby continues to face many more doctor visits, tests and treatment, the couple are both working full-time jobs while taking care of their four children.  “Understanding and coordinating care is…

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