New York

Judge Upholds Labor’s First Amendment Right To Deploy ‘Scabby The Rat’ In ShopRite Dispute
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, New York, Retail, topslot

Judge Upholds Labor’s First Amendment Right To Deploy ‘Scabby The Rat’ In ShopRite Dispute

New York, NY – “Scabby The Rat” will not be silenced! For the second time in as many months, a federal judge has upheld Construction & General Building Laborers Local 79’s First Amendment right to use the inflatable cartoon character in an ongoing labor dispute on Staten Island.  For months, Local 79 has been employing…

Labor/Environmental Coalition Backs Commercial Waste Zone System
Environment and Energy, Features, Law and Politics, New York, topslot, Transportation

Labor/Environmental Coalition Backs Commercial Waste Zone System

New York, NY – A diverse coalition of New Yorkers rallied on the steps of City Hall, late last week, alongside members of the City Council in advance of same-day testimony at a City Council hearing on legislation to reform the private carting industry. The Thursday rally included sanitation workers and environmental justice, safe streets,…

Trade Unionists Block Midtown Traffic In Fight For Middle Class Wages & Benefits
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Trade Unionists Block Midtown Traffic In Fight For Middle Class Wages & Benefits

New York, NY – Members of District Council 16 of the Cement and Concrete Workers and allied supporters briefly shutdown midtown traffic this week, in an ongoing protest against so-called “open shop” development.  Angry trade unionists fed up with the race to the bottom that so-called “open shop” development creates — broke off their noisy…

NYC Comptroller Stringer Proposes Teacher Residency Program
Education, Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

NYC Comptroller Stringer Proposes Teacher Residency Program

NEW YORK, NY – New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has proposed investment in teachers and the City’s public school system to combat persistently high teacher turnover rates that set back the City’s most vulnerable students. In the new report, “Teacher Residencies: Supporting the Next Generation of Teachers and Students,” Comptroller Stringer calls on the City Department of…

NEW Hosts Annual Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon
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NEW Hosts Annual Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon

New York, NY – Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) held its Annual Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan on Thursday, June 20. Honorees included Jay Badame, AECOM Tishman, Laura Vulaj, SL Green Realty Corp., Lenny Legotte, International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local One, and Mellissa Brotherson, Plumbers Local Union…

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