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Employers Must Publicize Worker Rights

September 12, 2011By Harry KelberA new rule by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) requires employers to put posters on their bulletin board that clearly informs their employees of their right to unionize. The new rule goes into effect on Nov. 14. They do not cover agriculture, rail and airline employees. Under the new regulation,…

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The 10th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2011 By Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.Ten years ago today, 143 Bronxites were among those building employees, first responders and others who perished in the terrorist attacks that struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Today I join together with all 1.4 million residents of our borough to mourn their…

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A Labor Day Message from Matt D’Amico

September 10, 2011 As we prepare to celebrate Labor Day, organized labor has never been at a more important crossroads than now. Forces in the halls of power throughout America want to destroy unions and all they have fought for—pensions, health benefits, workplace safety, living wages, dignity.  Therefore, those who feel the wealth of our…

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Labor Day Parade and Mass

September 10, 2011The NYC Central Labor Council will hold this year’s 2011 Labor Day Parade Saturday, September 10, 2011 with a traditional solidarity march and unity parade up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. Kicking off at 10:00 a.m., over 50,000 union members representing 300+ affiliated unions will march up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 64th Street…

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Message from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

September 9, 2011 The President took an important and necessary step September 8th: he started a serious national conversation about how to solve our jobs crisis. He showed working people that he is willing to go to the mat to create new jobs on a substantial scale. Tonight’s speech should energize the nation to come…

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Local 372 Members Protest School Layoffs

September 9, 2011By Marc Bussanich On the steep steps of the Department of Education (DOE) building on Chambers Street September 7th, Local 372 N.Y.C. Board of Education Employees, an affiliate of DC37 was joined by members of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Transport Workers Union (TWU) and many other unions. They gathered to protest…

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The President Comes to Paterson

September 7, 2011By Bob Hennelly Paterson a week after Irene hit New Jersey President Obama and Governor Christie toured some of the hardest hit areas near the Passaic River in Wayne and Paterson. While the President was in the state the White House extended its disaster declaration to all of New Jersey’s 21 counties which…

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It’s a Working Life – A Labor Day Message

September 5, 2011By Vincent Alvarez, President, NYC Central Labor Council The nation will observe Labor Day this coming weekend, allowing workers across the country to enjoy a well-deserved rest on this federal holiday in which we recognize their contributions to our nation.   Of course, a far better Labor Day would be if all those…

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