When the Republican tax cuts were proposed last October, Trump and Ryan stated that cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent would result in a $4,000 to $9,000 jump in America’s average household income. Wow, an economic plan that raises income of workers.
ALBANY, N.Y.—The budget passed by the New York state legislature on the night of Mar. 30-31 includes a provision that would let public-sector unions reduce the services they provide to employees who don’t pay them dues or fees.
DENVER, Colo.—Bus drivers and train engineers for the Denver area’s Regional Transportation District have ratified a contract that will give them the biggest raise they’ve had since the authority was established in 1969.
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…
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…
Queens, NY – Citing his commitment to first responders, the Uniformed Firefighters Association has endorsed Senator Jose Peralta for re-election. Senator Peralta has sponsored legislation that would provide financial assistance to the families of first responders killed in the line of duty.
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…
At a recent union meeting at Stony Brook, a new (very young) member asked how and why we were all union activists. I was intrigued by the question. Unions have always been part of my life, but I never fully analyzed it and put it in words. So here goes.
Labor Unions hold significant value in the workplace. They are the back bone for the workforce that relies on them to fight for, and protect their rights and interests. Unions strive to bring job security, safe working conditions, a powerful and collective voice, and excellent benefits to their members.
MADISON, Wisc.—Wisconsin’s Assembly passed a bill Mar. 22 prohibiting local governments from adopting labor regulations stronger than the state’s, and Gov. Scott Walker is expected to sign it.