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‘Listen Liberal’ Author Thomas Frank on BCB!
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‘Listen Liberal’ Author Thomas Frank on BCB!

This Sunday night, on the latest episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, “Listen Liberal” author Thomas Frank talks about the Democratic Party’s abandonment of the working class and where that leaves organized labor. We also discuss passage NYC’s Construction Safety bill and how it’s going to be implemented with Council Member Carlos Menchaca, co-sponsor of…

Local 46 Ironworker Fires Charter/Spectrum – Watch it!
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Local 46 Ironworker Fires Charter/Spectrum – Watch it!

From Local 46: In New York City, Metallic Lathers & Reinforcing Iron Workers Local Union 46 member Steve Perez, in a show of solidarity with 1,700 striking Spectrum employees, returned his cable boxes and internet equipment and ended his relationship with Spectrum. The employees of Spectrum, who are members of Electrical Workers Local Union 3, have…

REBNY Bullies
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REBNY Bullies

The Real Estate Board of New York — the more than 100-year-old institution known as REBNY — wields tremendous influence on New York City politics. Critics say the trade organization wields far too much power. Check out the engaging animation below.  

TWU 2017 Times Square Rally
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TWU 2017 Times Square Rally

Members of the Transport Workers Union of America filled Times Square on Wednesday, October 18, to protest American Airlines’ outrageous policies of outsourcing highly sensitive — never mind good paying American jobs — to foreign countries.

Casting Directors Turn up the Heat…
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Casting Directors Turn up the Heat…

This past summer, casting directors represented by Teamsters Local 817 turned up the heat on the Broadway League in their fight for healthcare and pension benefits – the same kinds of benefits the rest of Broadway’s unionized workers enjoy. Check out the evolving photo gallery here.  

IBEW Local 3’s 2017 Strike Against Charter/Spectrum
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IBEW Local 3’s 2017 Strike Against Charter/Spectrum

On March 28, approximately 1,800 members of IBEW Local 3 took the bold step and launched a strike against telecommunications giant Charter/Spectrum after the multi-billion corporation refused to back off on attempts to gut the healthcare and pension plans of employees. Since then, the union, backed by their brothers and sisters in the labor movement,…

‘Fire’ and More on This Week’s ‘Buzz’
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‘Fire’ and More on This Week’s ‘Buzz’

New York, NY – On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we introduce you to “Fire”, a new off- Broadway play performing this month based on the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, and “iWalk4Meso”,  the new campaign to combat mesothelioma, an insidious disease afflicting thousands of workers each year. We also discuss the future…

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