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Fight For $15 Workers Ahead of Historic House Vote: ‘There’s Nothing We Can’t Achieve’
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Fight For $15 Workers Ahead of Historic House Vote: ‘There’s Nothing We Can’t Achieve’

New York, NY – After a seven-year struggle to get House Democrats to act on a $15 an hour minimum wage, fast food workers and other low wage earners in the town that kicked off the Fight For $15 movement in 2012, are feeling there’s nothing they can’t achieve through collective action. “We can’t think…

The Landmark Agreement Between NYC & DC 1707
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The Landmark Agreement Between NYC & DC 1707

The recently settled  contract agreement between District Council 1707 early childhood care providers and New York City benefits over 4,000 of their union members. District Council 1707 Local 205 educators provide critical services to young children yet they had been paid much less than teachers in the city school system. The contract extension will benefit…

‘Where Were You When Children Were Being Stripped From The Hands Of Their Mothers?’
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‘Where Were You When Children Were Being Stripped From The Hands Of Their Mothers?’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Facing the back side of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices with chants of “Close the camps” and a forest of orange and white electric candlelights, more than 1,000 people rallied in lower Manhattan July 12, to protest what 32BJ SEIU called “the inhumane detention practices and brutal immigration policies of the Trump…

Pennsylvania Flooring Company Locks Out 180 Workers
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Pennsylvania Flooring Company Locks Out 180 Workers

LANCASTER, Pa.—As the day shift at the Armstrong Flooring factory and distribution center here ended at 4 p.m. July 2, the company locked out all 180 members of United Steelworkers Local 285. The workers’ last contract expired in October 2017, and Local 285 members have rejected three tentative agreements since then. Armstrong spokesman Steve Trapnell…

Teamsters Survey Rank And File With An Eye On 2020 Presidential Election
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Teamsters Survey Rank And File With An Eye On 2020 Presidential Election

New York, NY – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is asking members throughout the country to start seriously thinking about the 2020 field of presidential candidates and the issues that matter most to their working lives.  An online survey launched on June 27, at Teamsters2020.com quickly garnered responses from IBT members in 41 states within…

AFA Leader: Unions Are Taking A New Approach To Presidential Endorsements
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AFA Leader: Unions Are Taking A New Approach To Presidential Endorsements

New York, NY – The International Association of Fire Fighters [IAFF] may have already put their eggs in Senator Joe Biden’s basket, just as the NY Hotel & Motel Trades Council has done for Mayor Bill de Blasio — but we shouldn’t expect to see more unions rushing to endorse candidates for the 2020 Presidential…

Trump NLRB Head Moves to Oust Agency Inspector
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Trump NLRB Head Moves to Oust Agency Inspector

WASHINGTON—National Labor Relations Board Chair John Ring has filed a formal complaint against agency Inspector General David Berry, the official who got a 2017 NLRB decision reversing an Obama-era “joint employer” rule voided. Ring’s complaint to the panel overseeing federal inspectors is that Berry allegedly treated agency employees harshly. But three current and former senior…

Justice is what they deserve, justice is what we can deliver
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Justice is what they deserve, justice is what we can deliver

WASHINGTON, DC – It’s been nearly six months since the longest government shutdown in our country’s history, and while federal government employees rightfully received backpay for the time they couldn’t go to work, thousands of government contractors have yet to be made whole for the wages lost over the course of the shutdown. The federal…

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