Municipal Government

State Begins Probe of Seattle Crane-Collapse Contractors
Features, Municipal Government, National

State Begins Probe of Seattle Crane-Collapse Contractors

SEATTLE, Wash.—The state of Washington has begun investigating the four contractors involved in dismantling the tower crane that killed four people when it collapsed Apr. 27. The Washington Department of Labor and Industries said it was probing GLY Construction, the general contractor, and the three subcontractors that owned the tower crane, that unbolted 20-foot sections…

D.C. Charter School Teachers Say ‘Union Yes’
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D.C. Charter School Teachers Say ‘Union Yes’

Washington, DC — Over 80 percent of teachers and staff at Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School have signed authorization cards to join the American Federation of Teachers— The petition at the high-performing school in the Truxton Circle neighborhood comes after a monthslong organizing effort to honor the school’s values of collaboration and cooperation and…

A Level Playing Field For CWA 1180 Workers
Features, Municipal Government, New York

A Level Playing Field For CWA 1180 Workers

For two years, the City of New York and the Communications Workers of America Local 1180 have worked to settle claims to compensate members who were paid unfairly based on their gender and race. A stipulation of settlement has finally been signed between parties to settle the litigation. CWA Local 1180 President Gloria Middleton said…

Neal’s Hard Choices on Healthcare to Lead Top Issue
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Neal’s Hard Choices on Healthcare to Lead Top Issue

National Report from Washington–A monthly Series exclusive to LaborPress The number one issue in the congressional elections of 2018 was health care and could be again in 2020.   Workers and unions have always understood that they will be the ones paying for healthcare for families if the government does not. Right now it’s a…

Mulgrew Re-elected UFT President
Education, Features, Municipal Government, New York

Mulgrew Re-elected UFT President

UFT President Michael Mulgrew has won his fourth term as the union’s president. Mulgrew received 38,591 votes, or 86.2 percent of the votes cast,   Mulgrew was elevated to the presidency after serving as the union’s vice president for career and technical education high schools and its chief operating officer. He was elected to his first…

The NewsGuild and Teamsters Warn Gannett Shareholders about Alden Global Capital
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The NewsGuild and Teamsters Warn Gannett Shareholders about Alden Global Capital

Washington, DC – In a letter recently released, The NewsGuild-CWA and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters urged Gannett shareholders to reject the slate of directors nominated by vulture hedge fund Alden Global Capital. Through its subsidiary MNG Enterprises, Alden made a hostile bid to buy Gannett (NYSE:GCI) in January 2019. The offer was rejected in…

AT&T Cutting USA Jobs While Receiving Tax Incentives
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AT&T Cutting USA Jobs While Receiving Tax Incentives

Washington, DC- An analysis of AT&T’s 2018 SEC filings by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) suggests the company paid no cash income taxes in 2018 and reduced capital investments. Based on the supplementary disclosures in AT&T’s most recent annual report, the CWA analysis shows that AT&T’s worldwide cash income tax payments in 2018 were…

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