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International Association of Machinists workers are on strike at Houston’s Wyman-Gordon plant
Features, National, New York, Transportation

International Association of Machinists workers are on strike at Houston’s Wyman-Gordon plant

IAM District 37 President Byron Williams says the strike at Houston’s Wyman-Gordon plant was triggered by the company trying to cut disability pay and wanting to start entry level workers at lower pay – around $12 an hour – while also freezing their wages for three years. [Byron Williams]: “The insult with the current workforce…

Support IBEW Strike Against Charter Communications
Building Trades, Features, New York

Support IBEW Strike Against Charter Communications

1,800 IBEW Local 3 Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable) workers have been on strike against Charter Communications since March 28, 2017.  Charter is trying to take away the hard-earned pension, health benefits and job protections from these workers, some who have dedicated decades of service to this company. These are blue collar, working class union…

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation Tackles Complex Health Needs in New York
Features, Health and Safety, New York

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation Tackles Complex Health Needs in New York

The Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation works with organizations in Empire’s 28-county service area to help improve the health of New Yorkers. Through our focus on heart health, cancer prevention, prenatal care, diabetes prevention, active lifestyles and behavioral health, the Foundation is teaming with organizations that are setting the standard when it comes to innovative programs…

FOXCONN Deal Comes With Risks
Features, Finance, National, New York

FOXCONN Deal Comes With Risks

The Taiwanese electronics supplier Foxconn has announced plans to invest as much as 10 billion dollars to build a factory for flat-panel display screens in Wisconsin. But before the euphoria over this unfinished deal overtakes us, there are some factors we should consider. As an employer in China, Foxconn earned notoriety when it came to light that the company…

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