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Hurricanes Force Firefighters to Miss IAFF Memorial
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Hurricanes Force Firefighters to Miss IAFF Memorial

Colorado Springs, Colo.— The International Association of Fire Fighters Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, held this year on the morning of Sept. 16, is normally a time when firefighters from throughout the U.S. and Canada come to honor their dead—but this year, some will miss it because they’re working on hurricane-recovery efforts.

Striking IBEW Local 3 Members Battle the Blues; Get Support From Union Brothers & Sisters
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Striking IBEW Local 3 Members Battle the Blues; Get Support From Union Brothers & Sisters

Brooklyn, NY – Six months spent striking against Charter Spectrum’s efforts to cut vital healthcare coverage and pension benefits has left employees of the telecommunication giant battling the blues and scrambling to make ends meet — but determined trade unionists marching over the Brooklyn Bridge this week, say they will continue the fight for a…

Make ‘Safety’ The Buzz Word At Your Job
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, Health and Safety, National, New York

Make ‘Safety’ The Buzz Word At Your Job

New York, NY – Worker safety was on the top of the agenda during Sunday night’s 9 o’clock episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz on AM970.  And wether suffering the lasting effects of 9/11-related respiratory diseases, or languishing under short-staffing conditions inside our vital courthouses — workers today, across all sectors, need advocates dedicated to safeguarding…

Philly LGBT Clinic Tries to Stop Union With White-Nationalist Firm
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Philly LGBT Clinic Tries to Stop Union With White-Nationalist Firm

Philadelphia, Pa.—With workers at Philadelphia’s largest LGBT health-care facility scheduled to vote Sept. 13 on whether to join SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, the clinic’s management dumped a union-busting consultant it had hired after it was linked to repeated homophobic and transphobic comments on social media, as well as claims that the neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Virginia,…

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