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Sepúlveda Throws Support Behind Public Works Bill
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Sepúlveda Throws Support Behind Public Works Bill

New York, NY – Within a few short months State Senator Luis Sepúlveda has done an about-face in regards to the Public Works Bill [S1947]. Three months ago, members of labor union Laborers Local 79, which represents construction workers, rallied against Sepúlveda outside his office in the Bronx for not supporting the bill and on…

Teamsters Local 237 Executive Board Sworn In
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Teamsters Local 237 Executive Board Sworn In

New York, NY – Teamsters Local 237 inducted the seven elected members of its Executive Board on Friday, January 17. The slate includes Gregory Floyd, president; Ruben Torres, vice-president; Donald Arnold, secretary-treasurer; Jeanette Taveras, recording secretary; Curtis Scott, trustee; Ben Carenza, trustee; and Catherine Rice, trustee. Local 237 is the largest local union in the…

House Bill Aims to Help NYC Cabbies Survive Underwater Medallion Loans
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House Bill Aims to Help NYC Cabbies Survive Underwater Medallion Loans

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Representative Gregory Meeks (D-Queens) introduced a bill January 16, to exempt debt relief for taxi drivers from federal taxes. The measure, cosponsored by all of the city’s House members plus Long Island Republican Peter King, is a second front in the struggle to win relief for yellow-cab owner-drivers who owe hundreds of thousands…

Bernie Sanders Earns Major Union Endorsements Ahead of Upcoming Primaries
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Bernie Sanders Earns Major Union Endorsements Ahead of Upcoming Primaries

CONCORD, N.H.—Two major unions in the four states with upcoming presidential primaries or caucuses have endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for President. In New Hampshire, SEA/SEIU Local 1984, the state’s second-largest union, announced Jan. 12 it would back the Vermont senator in the Feb. 11 primary, as it did in 2016. In Nevada, the Clark County…

Building Managers at 30 Wall Street Pull the Rug Out from Under Workers and Their Families
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Building Managers at 30 Wall Street Pull the Rug Out from Under Workers and Their Families

New York, NY – Building service workers who had earned family sustaining wages and benefits helping to run 30 Wall Street are beginning the new year wondering what the heck just happened to their little piece of the American Dream after Colonnade Management introduced a new contractor and torpedoed their jobs. Workers, some with a…

‘Take it Back!’ Trade Unionists & Nonunion Workers United in Ongoing Fight Against Wage Theft
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‘Take it Back!’ Trade Unionists & Nonunion Workers United in Ongoing Fight Against Wage Theft

New York, NY – The last time trade unionists and nonunion workers teamed up in November to demand one of the largest construction management companies in the city cough up $70,000 in unpaid wages — the company cooly thumbed its nose at protesters and barred elected officials from entering its Seventh Avenue offices. But that…

Melinda Katz is Inaugurated as Queens DA; Thanks Union Leaders and Workers for Support
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Melinda Katz is Inaugurated as Queens DA; Thanks Union Leaders and Workers for Support

Former Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was inaugurated on Monday and became the first woman to assume the role of district attorney in Queens. As she accepted the praise for the historic moment she also acknowledged the labor unions that supported her campaign efforts for the role.  During her speech, Katz recognized New York Hotel…

Warren Touts ‘Two-Cents’ Tax for a ‘More Balanced’ Economy
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Warren Touts ‘Two-Cents’ Tax for a ‘More Balanced’ Economy

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was in Brooklyn Tuesday amidst sagging poll numbers and declining donations in an attempt to rally her base before the Iowa Caucus, which is less than a month away.  The caucus takes place on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. and people from the Hawkeye State will elect delegates who support…

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