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Working In This Heat? Take Care…And Confront The Climate Crisis
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Working In This Heat? Take Care…And Confront The Climate Crisis

Brooklyn, NY – Right now, at the time of this writing, the temperature out on these mean city streets feels like a blistering 103-degrees; Congress is seriously considering a newly introduced bill seeking to better protect U.S. workers from heat related deaths; and the Democratic National Committee is under pressure to host a presidential debate…

Héctor J. Figueroa: ‘Only The Good Die Young’
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Héctor J. Figueroa: ‘Only The Good Die Young’

New York, NY – I dunno, but after the sudden death of 32BJ President  Héctor J. Figueroa late Thursday evening and Donald J. Trump’s plan to raid working families in 10 American cities over the weekend, I can’t help thinking that, indeed, “only the good die young.” Maybe, you’re thinking the same thing. I didn’t…

Trump’s Labor Secretary Quits Amidst Creepy Sex Scandal
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Trump’s Labor Secretary Quits Amidst Creepy Sex Scandal

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta resigned July 12, three days after the indictment of multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein on charges of sexually abusing scores of underage girls drew renewed scrutiny to the lenient plea deal Acosta gave him as a federal prosecutor in Miami in 2008. President Donald Trump said that Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick…

Sudden Death of 32BJ Leader Héctor Figueroa Shocks City
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Sudden Death of 32BJ Leader Héctor Figueroa Shocks City

NEW YORK, N.Y.—32BJ SEIU President Héctor J. Figueroa, an outspoken immigrants-rights advocate whose organizing campaigns dramatically expanded the building-service workers’ union, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack July 11. He was 57.  “This is a devastating loss,” 32BJ said in a statement. “In his many years of service to our union, to the labor…

Statement By Mayor De Blasio On Passing Of Héctor Figueroa, President Of 32BJ SEIU
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Statement By Mayor De Blasio On Passing Of Héctor Figueroa, President Of 32BJ SEIU

“It’s impossible to put into words what Héctor meant to the men and women of 32BJ SEIU, to working people and to the labor movement. “He bound us all together. His was always the voice of empathy, of conviction, of principle. “Héctor embodied that word ‘solidarity.’ His love of 32BJ SEIU ran deep, but you’d…

Collective Action Finally Leads To Pre-K Pay Parity!
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Collective Action Finally Leads To Pre-K Pay Parity!

New York, NY — Mayor de Blasio’s administration put their money where their mouths have been for years – finally moving to compensate early childhood educators in community-based organizations for their role in the Mayor’s signature achievement – bringing educational opportunity to the youngest New Yorkers. According to a press release issued by Brooklyn Councilman…

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