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From Triangle Shirtwaist Fire to Living Wage

April 4, 2011 By Stuart Appelbaum On behalf of the Jewish Labor Committee, whose roots are anchored here, on this hallowed ground, I say that the 146 innocent garment workers mostly women, mostly Jewish and Italian, mostly immigrant who perished in the Triangle Fire did not die in vain. It took their deaths to bring…

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Reconsider an Early Retirement

April 2, 2011By Letitia James, NYC Council Member, District 35 According to research and expert advice, I agree that a buyout or early retirement incentive is a tried and proven method to get salaried workers to voluntarily step aside, saving jobs of younger workers who can least afford to be out of work.

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Assembly Passes Domestic Violence Legislation

April 2, 2011By Linda GomezAssembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Judiciary Committee Chair Helene Weinstein today announced the passage of legislation to better protect victims of domestic violence. The package protects victims from discrimination, provides privacy and bans convicted abusers from owning or possessing a firearm.

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Thousands Rally And March From City Hall To Wall Street

Reprint March 29, 2011 By James Lane March 25, 2011 www.hotindienews.com DAY OF RAGE Budget Cuts March 24, Thousands of labor unionists, students and community activists rallied at City Hall and marched chanting through New York City’s financial district yesterday, protesting threatened budget cuts that would cause schools to close, tuition to rise, cut social…

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Foundry Workers Strike To Save Their Healthcare

March 29, 2011By David Bacon BERKELEY, CA  March 22, 2010 A strike of over 450 workers in one of the largest foundries on the west coast brought production to a halt Sunday night, at Pacific Steel Castings; The work stoppage, which began at midnight, has continued with round the clock picketing at the factory gates in…

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