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CWA Contract Negotiations with Verizon at Stalemate

February 7, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter Chris Shelton, Vice President for CWA District 1, said at a CWA Local 1101 rally outside a Verizon garage on King Street on Friday, February 3, that there has been no progress in the talks on major cost-sharing proposals between the union and the company. “The company still…

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LaborPress Endorses Fidler for Senate

February 6, 2012Neal Tepel, LaborPress Publisher LaborPress is proud to endorse Lew Fidler for New York State Senate in the 27th District, representing South Brooklyn neighborhoods from Midwood to Sheepshead Bay. Fidler has proudly served these neighborhoods  since he was elected to the New York City Council in 2002. He has always taken strong, independent stands…

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Thou Shall Not Pay Area Standards

February 3, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter George Carlin used to rant against the Catholic Church for not paying taxes. Apparently, the Archdiocese of New York is balking at paying area standards to workers in the construction trades, according to Jack Kittle, political director for DC 9. On February 1, DC 9 members stood outside the…

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The Flatter Tax

January 30, 2012By Ed Koch Commentary                       I don’t believe class conflict is harmful to our country, as long as it is limited to elections.  It is also helpful if the charges made by both sides in this conflict are factually correct. The Republicans are the party of the wealthy.  Its membership, however, is made up…

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Cablevision Workers Vote CWA

January 27, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter  It’s been a bruising five-month campaign for the 282 Cablevision workers in Brooklyn. But on Thursday, January 26, they made history by voting 180 to 86 to enter the ranks of CWA Local 1109. Some workers with the company for many years said Thursday’s victory is bittersweet because…

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Fidler and Supporters at The Kitchen

January 26, 2012By Bendix Anderson, LaborPress Senior Editor Downstairs at the Woolworth Building, in the back barroom of The Kitchen restaurant, a few dozen labor advocates, elected officials and political campaign workers gathered January 19 to raise money for the campaign of Lewis Fidler for New York State Senator.

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