Municipal Government

Dallas Pol Says ‘I Hate Organized Labor’ After Losing Vote
Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Dallas Pol Says ‘I Hate Organized Labor’ After Losing Vote

DALLAS, Tex.—After the Dallas City Council voted 8-7 to approve the appointment of Nirav Sanghani to the city Civil Service Board, Councilmember Lee Kleinman was irate. The Dallas AFL-CIO had lobbied for Sanghani, 32, as an organizer with the Board of Texas New Era/Jobs with Justice community-labor coalition, saying that he would bring a working-class…

#CountMeIn: It’s Not Just About Hudson Yards
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

#CountMeIn: It’s Not Just About Hudson Yards

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Thousands of construction workers crammed the blocks south of Times Square Apr. 4, protesting the Related Companies’ use of nonunion labor on the Hudson Yards development. Chanting “Union!” and waving American flags and green “#CountMeIn” placards, they burst out of the police-barricade pens to fill all of Seventh Avenue between 40th and 41st…

This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn; More on the Spectrum Strike; FDNY Deaths, and Airport Raises
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, Multimedia, Municipal Government, National, Retail, Transportation

This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn; More on the Spectrum Strike; FDNY Deaths, and Airport Raises

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we’re talking about the #CountMeIn movement with Campaign Director Michael Hellstrom and the the fight against so-called “open shop” development in NYC; United Firefighters Association President Gerard Fitzgerald joins us to discuss the latest tragic deaths to hit the FDNY, as well as the problems of trying to…

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