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AFL-CIO, 32BJ Rips Federal Court Decision to Deport Essential Workers
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AFL-CIO, 32BJ Rips Federal Court Decision to Deport Essential Workers

PASADENA, Calif.—A federal appeals court ruled Sept. 14 that the Trump administration can end temporary protected status for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan—possibly setting up more than 300,000 people to be deported beginning next year. Harvard janitor and 32BJ member Doris Landaverde, co-founder of the Harvard TPS committee, speaks out against the…

Rebound And Rebuild: New York City Workers Will Do What We Do Best
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Rebound And Rebuild: New York City Workers Will Do What We Do Best

New York, NY – With the unofficial end to summer behind us and Labor Day in the past, our city is tasked with the pressures of an economic downfall and the hopeful rebuild to save our city before the year’s end. Although hopeful, the average worker is faced with the current dilemma of an unemployment…

Millions of New Jobs If We Go Green, Analysts Say
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Millions of New Jobs If We Go Green, Analysts Say

New York, NY – The Presidential Election of 2020 is less than eight weeks away — and to garner more votes, Danielle Deiseroth, a climate data analyst for Data for Progress and recent panelist for the DNC Climate Council, believes Democrats need to campaign on green jobs now more than ever. “We know that to accomplish the…

With Live Music Devastated, Austin Stagehands Desperate for Aid
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With Live Music Devastated, Austin Stagehands Desperate for Aid

AUSTIN, Tex.—In the city that bills itself as “The Live Music Capital of the World,” the COVID-19 epidemic has been so devastating that the live-music listings in the Austin Chronicle weekly, normally six or seven pages long, filled barely a quarter-page in the Sept. 3 issue. “We shut down like a lightbulb,” says Jennifer Crump,…

ILA Sec-Treasurer Robert E. Gleason Passes Away
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ILA Sec-Treasurer Robert E. Gleason Passes Away

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – Robert E. Gleason, who served as Secretary-Treasurer of the International Longshoremen’s Association, for over 20 years, passed away in his hometown of Warwick, New York.  He had just celebrated his 82nd birthday last month on August 8th. Robert Emmet Gleason followed his father, legendary ILA President Teddy Gleason, into the ILA…

Weingarten Re-Elected AFT President
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Weingarten Re-Elected AFT President

WASHINGTON, DC — The 1.7-million-member American Federation of Teachers overwhelmingly re-elected President Randi Weingarten. In addition, Fedrick Ingram was elected Secretary-Treasurer and Evelyn DeJesus was elected  Executive Vice President. The election marks the seventh term for Weingarten, who taught social studies and civics at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn, New York. Fedrick Ingram assumes the…

U.S. Workers to Senate Republicans: ‘Put Your Faith in Action; Provide PPE’
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U.S. Workers to Senate Republicans: ‘Put Your Faith in Action; Provide PPE’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—SEIU members staged a week-long series of prayer vigils and protests around the nation Aug. 24-28, calling on employers to provide proper protective equipment and the Senate to pass legislation to aid essential workers. “Workers like us are dying from this disease, and we have to put some light on it,” says Sandra…

Labor Marches for Nationwide Policing Reforms and Stronger Voting Rights
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Labor Marches for Nationwide Policing Reforms and Stronger Voting Rights

Washington, DC – On Friday, a powerful coalition of Labor unions joined forces to help co-sponsor the 57th anniversary celebration of 1963’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom — an event packed with extraordinary urgency and profundity in an era of ongoing police brutality and calls to defund the police. This year’s anniversary march…

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