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NYS Flags At Half-Staff In Honor Of State Trooper
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NYS Flags At Half-Staff In Honor Of State Trooper

NEW YORK, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo ordered flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff on August 13th in honor of New York State Trooper Sgt. Jeffrey M. Cicora, who died from an illness resulting from his work at the World Trade Center site following the September 11th terrorist attacks. “Sgt. Cicora is a hero who risked…

ICE Raids on Mississippi Food Plants Leave Children Unattended
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ICE Raids on Mississippi Food Plants Leave Children Unattended

FOREST, Miss.—Federal immigration raids on a Mississippi poultry-processing plant Aug. 7 left many children homeless and unattended in this town of about 6,000 people. In a massive operation that seized 680 alleged undocumented immigrants in seven Mississippi towns, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested three busloads of workers at a Koch Foods Inc. plant in…

Trump’s Racism is Clear – So is Labor’s Role in Defeating It
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Trump’s Racism is Clear – So is Labor’s Role in Defeating It

Brooklyn, NY – The latest round of deadly mass shootings and sweeping ICE raids on poor working families this week have, once again, laid racism bare, while also underscoring trade unionism’s essential role in combatting it.  “The Trump administration’s mistreatment of immigrants at the border and his constant attacks on black members of Congress, and…

Trump Administration: Cancer Is No Excuse for Federal Workers Not Relocating
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Trump Administration: Cancer Is No Excuse for Federal Workers Not Relocating

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s inspector general concluded Aug. 5 that the Trump administration violated federal budget laws when it decided to relocate 550 workers from Washington to Kansas City—but the USDA, denying the validity of those rules, has begun preparing to fire workers who haven’t agreed to move. The department has also refused to…

Scalia –  A Conflicted Labor Secretary Pick
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Scalia – A Conflicted Labor Secretary Pick

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Large influential corporations that aim to violate workers’ rights or defraud consumers hire Eugene Scalia. Scalia has built a career on being a top gun for anti-worker, anti-union corporations. It’s clearly what Scalia is good at. It’s his decades of experience as a high-powered attorney for corporate interests like Wal-Mart and the American Petroleum…

Best Market is the Worst Market for Employees
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Best Market is the Worst Market for Employees

Long Island, NY —  Best Market on Long Island continues to have  a record of low pay, minimal benefits, and gender discrimination. On July 30th Union members, community representatives and legislators demonstrated in front of Best Market’s East Meadow store. This notorious non-union supermarket chain is considered one of the worst places on Long Island…

Second Democratic Debate Largely Ignores Labor Issues
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Second Democratic Debate Largely Ignores Labor Issues

DETROIT, Mich.—Labor issues were a minimal part of the agenda at the second night of the Democratic presidential debate here July 31. The two candidates making unequivocally pro-union statements were Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who are both hovering around asterisk levels in the polls. Inslee, who has made…

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