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Workers Need to Know Their Rights
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Workers Need to Know Their Rights

As many of you may know, my office enforces state and local prevailing wage laws. That means that if you have done construction work on a New York City public work project or have been employed in a building service job through a city contract or in a building with an affordable housing property tax…

Voices of the 2019 NYC Labor Day Parade
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Voices of the 2019 NYC Labor Day Parade

Floats, marching bands, cheer squads and people in carnival costumes, face paint and union letters and numbers lined the streets of Fifth Avenue Saturday for the Labor Parade. Approximately 150 unions and more than 50,000 marchers attended the event, according to Kate Whalen, the communications director of the New York City Central Labor Council, the…

IDG Urges Ending Caps on App-Based Cabs, Abolishing TLC
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IDG Urges Ending Caps on App-Based Cabs, Abolishing TLC

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Saying that the city is “failing 80,000 low-income app-based drivers,” Independent Drivers Guild head Brendan Sexton on Sept. 10 called for abolishing the Taxi and Limousine Commission and replacing it with a mayoral agency. Speaking to reporters and about 100 drivers at a rally in front of City Hall, Sexton said that drivers’…

Union Leaders Talk Solidarity, Worker Rights and More At Annual Labor Day Parade
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Union Leaders Talk Solidarity, Worker Rights and More At Annual Labor Day Parade

NEW YORK, N.Y.—What’s most important for the American labor movement going into 2020? Among 10 union leaders who spoke to LaborPress at the Labor Day parade Sept. 7, the three common themes were solidarity, turning back attacks on workers, and convincing people of the value of unions. “Unions as a group need to stand together,”…

Fearing Wage Theft, Workers At JFK Seek Better Access to Pay Records
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Fearing Wage Theft, Workers At JFK Seek Better Access to Pay Records

A delegation of more than two dozen 32BJ SEIU supporters and employees of Eulen America, a private contractor that employs baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants and cabin cleaners at John F. Kennedy International Airport, met supervisors of the firm on Tuesday to address serious problems with a workforce mobile application that workers fear is shortchanging them….

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