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Happy 4th Of July: ‘If They’re Against Unions – F&%k ’em!’
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Happy 4th Of July: ‘If They’re Against Unions – F&%k ’em!’

New York, NY – “You can’t love your union and love Trump.”  Last week’s Federal Hall rally to save “Scabby The Rat” from the National Labor Relations Board’s [NLRB] bid to stick a pin in him on Staten Island, crystalized the threat to fundamental free speech rights that efforts to ban the union balloon actually…

UFCW Organizing Toronto Uber Drivers
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UFCW Organizing Toronto Uber Drivers

TORONTO, Canada – United Food and Commercial Workers Canada are organizing hundreds of Toronto Uber drivers. According to the Washington, D.C.-based think tank Economic Policy Institute, Uber drivers earn less than $10 an hour once commissions, vehicle expenses, and self-employment taxes are factored in. Low pay continues to be a driving factor for drivers to organize. Uber and…

Protecting Collective Bargaining Rights for Public  Employees
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Protecting Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees

WASHINGTON, DC — American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement in support of the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, reintroduced  in the House of Representatives, which will guarantee collective bargaining rights for public sector employees across the country: “Public workers educate our students, treat our patients and keep our communities…

Unions Warn: Efforts To Deflate ‘Scabby’ Are An Attack On First Amendment Rights!
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Unions Warn: Efforts To Deflate ‘Scabby’ Are An Attack On First Amendment Rights!

New York, NY – Members of the unionized building trades rallied at the molded feet of President George Washington Thursday afternoon on Wall Street — calling federal attempts to bar the use of satirical cartoon balloons in a nasty labor dispute on Staten Island a brazen assault on the First Amendment rights of all Americans. …

Mining Unions Call for Lower Silica-Exposure Standard
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Mining Unions Call for Lower Silica-Exposure Standard

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—Saying there is “a disturbing trend in black lung cases,” United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts and United Steelworkers President Leo W. Gerard called on the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration to adopt stronger standards to protect miners from silica dust. Lowering the level considered unsafe from 100 micrograms per cubic meter of…

Outgoing USW President Leo Gerard PO’ed Going Into Retirement; Slams Democrats
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Outgoing USW President Leo Gerard PO’ed Going Into Retirement; Slams Democrats

New York, NY – Over his many years in leadership, United Steelworkers head Leo Gerard often got PO’ed thinking about how workers are treated. Heading into retirement later this summer, Gerard told LaborPress, “I’m leaving now, and things are not very good — and I’m still pissed off.” “We’ve got greater income inequality, we’ve got…

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IAM Organizes IKEA Workers

Washington DC – A group of 186  IKEA workers in Joliet and Minooka, Illinois voted union on June 19th. These employees of  IKEA  will be proud members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).  This organizing initiative is one of several campaigns to organize IKEA workers across the country. The IAM has…

AFA Head Downplays Labor’s Green New Deal Opposition
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AFA Head Downplays Labor’s Green New Deal Opposition

New York, NY – The head of the union representing flight attendants in the U.S. isn’t buying the idea that organized labor doesn’t support the Green New Deal.  “I don’t really buy the argument that there’re unions that are against it,” Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants [AFA] recently told LaborPress….

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