New York

Allentown Public-Housing Workers Authorize Strike
Building Trades, National, New York

Allentown Public-Housing Workers Authorize Strike

Allentown, PA – The workers who maintain Allentown’s 950 public-housing apartments voted unanimously Aug. 22 to authorize a strike. They “have been seeking a fair contract… for nearly a year,” Teamsters Local 773, which represents the about 20 workers, said in a statement. The Allentown Housing Authority wants to triple or quadruple workers’ health-care costs,…

Teamsters Auditor Travels To Buffalo To Review…
New York, Retail, Transportation

Teamsters Auditor Travels To Buffalo To Review…

Lancaster, NY – As 350 Teamsters and area Union Members and Representatives participated in an informational picket held outside Tops Markets’ warehouse distribution facility in the Buffalo Suburb of Lancaster, a Teamsters Auditor traveled to Western New York to review the company’s books over a dispute of $16 million in pension money. The Teamsters say…

California Hospital Workers Unionize
Features, Health and Safety, National, New York

California Hospital Workers Unionize

Turlock, CA – Support-staff workers at Emanuel Medical Center here voted Aug. 22 to join the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West. The 265-55 vote came two weeks after the hospital’s registered nurses voted 284-4 to join the California Nurses Association. Each union will represent about 400 workers.  The SEIU-UHW bargaining unit will include…

Celebrating the Prince of Broadway: Hal Prince
Entertainment, New York

Celebrating the Prince of Broadway: Hal Prince

For more than six decades, producer and director Hal Prince’s work may have contributed more than anyone else to the rich heritage of Broadway. He started out working for the legendary producer and director George Abbot, and won acclaim with his first show, the labor-themed musical The Pajama Game, in 1954. He continued to produce…

Municipal Government, New York

Buffalo, NY – A number of representatives from the area’s Labor Movement joined with an array of Government, Clergy and Community Leaders Wednesday (August 16th) to participate in a prayer vigil that was held in response to this past weekend’s hateful violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, One of those leaders addressing the crowd was Western New…

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