Albany, NY – The state agency in charge of the oversight and inspection of 561 state and local correctional facilities and jails across New York is not tracking or analyzing incidents according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Auditors also found the State Commission of Correction is not routinely inspecting the state’s 54 prisons.
Albany, NY – All workers have a right to organize and collectively bargain except farm workers in New York State. These workers performing a critical role are excluded from certain rights other employees enjoy.
New York, NY – High-powered New York State Senator Chuck Schumer [D-NY], on Thursday night, was lambasted as a real estate toady who is willfully ignoring the plight of workers, small business owners and the homeless.
New York, NY – The Immigrants rights group fighting the sudden deportation of two of its leaders is calling for a meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio to clarify the City of New York’s status as a so-called “sanctuary city” opposed to the Trump administration’s wholesale attack on immigration.
Buffalo, NY – In recent weeks, temperatures have dipped all the way down to zero, and the wind chill has been registered at more than minus-10 in the Buffalo area – making it even harder for those who have less to make sure they have adequate clothing to bundle up. But for some who are in…
New York, NY – The de Blasio administration is bristling over critics who charge the City of New York can no longer be considered a “Sanctuary City” following last week’s violent arrests of 18 immigration activists outside the Javits Federal Building in Manhattan challenging the shocking deportation of leading immigrants’ rights advocates.
New York, NY – For the first time ever, LaborPress is honoring the outstanding graduating apprentices in New York City. Unions in the Big Apple are encouraged to participate. The “Outstanding Apprentices of the Year Awards” ceremony will take place on May 23rd at the District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street from 5 to 7 p.m….
NEW YORK, N.Y.—A possible strike by 1,100 workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx was averted on the evening Jan. 16, as Teamsters Local 202 reached a tentative deal with management a few hours before their old contract expired.
On the newest episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz (below), IBEW Local 3 Business Manager Chris Erikson talks about the 10-month-old Charter Spectrum strike and what workers are now facing; Candice Johnson, from the Communications Workers of America, analyzes the great corporate tax cut swindle through the lens of what’s happening to workers at AT&T…