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‘Listen Liberal’ Author Thomas Frank on BCB!
Blue Collar Buzz, Features, Law and Politics, Multimedia, New York

‘Listen Liberal’ Author Thomas Frank on BCB!

This Sunday night, on the latest episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, “Listen Liberal” author Thomas Frank talks about the Democratic Party’s abandonment of the working class and where that leaves organized labor. We also discuss passage NYC’s Construction Safety bill and how it’s going to be implemented with Council Member Carlos Menchaca, co-sponsor of…

New President, Labor and Public Sector, At Brighton Health Plan Solutions Works to Improve Union Healthcare
Features, Health and Safety, New York

New President, Labor and Public Sector, At Brighton Health Plan Solutions Works to Improve Union Healthcare

New York, NY – Michelle Zettergren is the newly appointed President, Labor and Public Sector, for Brighton Health Plan Solutions (BHPS), and is excited about opening up new choices and cost-saving options for union members. Although she herself has not been in a union, she says that she has a long family history of union…

Rite Aid Workers Win New Contract
Features, New York, Retail

Rite Aid Workers Win New Contract

New York, NY – After two-and-a half-years of negotiations, Rite Aid workers have finally won a strong contract. The workers, represented by 1199SEIU, include pharmacists, pharmacy techs, interns and cashiers throughout New York City, the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New Jersey.

IBEW Times Square Demo Serves as a Rallying Cry for All US Workers
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Retail

IBEW Times Square Demo Serves as a Rallying Cry for All US Workers

New York, NY – When more two-thousand striking Charter Spectrum workers and their supporters packed Times Square earlier this week, they weren’t there solely to send a powerful message to a telecom giant that refuses to settle a fair contract after a seven-month strike. They were also there to speak directly to workers all across…

Enhanced NYS Security Measures Following Terrorist Attack
Features, Health and Safety, New York

Enhanced NYS Security Measures Following Terrorist Attack

New York, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that following the apparent terrorist attack in New York City’s Lower Manhattan on October 31st he has directed state agencies to be more visible. Organizations involved include New York State Police, National Guard, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority…

2,000-Plus Rally for Spectrum Strikers; Chant ‘Lock Up’ CEO Tom Rutledge!
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

2,000-Plus Rally for Spectrum Strikers; Chant ‘Lock Up’ CEO Tom Rutledge!

New York, N.Y.—“Basically, they’re trying to bust the union,” striking Spectrum field technician Juan Berroa told LaborPress during Monday’s Spectrum strike rally at 42nd & Broadway. “They don’t want to negotiate.” If the cable-TV company could get rid of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, he added, it could lay off veteran workers and hire…

NYS Growing Clean Energy Jobs
Features, New York

NYS Growing Clean Energy Jobs

Albany, NY – Clean energy jobs now employ 146,000 New Yorkers across the state, and  clean energy jobs are growing at a rate of more than two-times the state average, with a growth rate of 3.4 percent from December 2015 to December 2016. Job growth is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with  growth to double…

NYC Building Boom Continues
Building Trades, Features, New York

NYC Building Boom Continues

New York, NY – The construction industry in New York City continues to be booming with record employment according to New York City Construction Outlook 2017-2019 prepared by the New York Building Congress. Forecasted is $45.3 billion in New York City construction spending in 2017.

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