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Surviving Seasonal Allergies
Health and Safety, New York

Surviving Seasonal Allergies

If you’re one of the millions who suffer from seasonal allergies, you know how annoying and downright miserable they can make you feel. Allergies can dampen your mood and make even the most enjoyable activities hard to get through. Here are some ideas on how to survive and feel better!Each year, millions of Americans suffer…

Operating Engineers Local 701 returns to Oregon Building Trades
Building Trades, New York

Operating Engineers Local 701 returns to Oregon Building Trades

Nearly a decade after leaving, Operating Engineers Local 701 has rejoined the Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council.  A contingent of seven delegates and one presenter represented the local at the building trades’ annual convention Aug. 23-25 in Lincoln City, where they were welcomed back by Executive Secretary Tim Frew to a round of applause….

San Diego County Workers to Strike Sept. 12
Municipal Government, National, New York

San Diego County Workers to Strike Sept. 12

San Diego, CA – Service Employees International Union Local 221 announced Aug. 29 that the 10,000 San Diego County workers it represents will go on strike Sept. 12-13 unless it reaches a contract agreement before then. The union, which represents almost 60% of the county’s employees, says officials are not negotiating in good faith. It…

Unions are Essential for Working People

Education, Health and Safety, New York

Unions are Essential for Working People


Labor Day isn’t just about cookouts and mattress sales, it’s about American workers—like you, your colleagues and me—who serve our communities every day, who make up the middle class, and who just want a chance at the American dream. We’re living in a time of great anxiety. Just last month, the violence in Charlottesville, Va.,…

Philadelphia Airline Contractors Agree to Bargain With 32BJ
National, New York, Transportation

Philadelphia Airline Contractors Agree to Bargain With 32BJ

Philadelphia, PA – Mayor Jim Kenney, Local 32BJ SEIU, and American Airlines announced Aug. 29 that two of the airline’s subcontractors had agreed to negotiate a first union contract with their 1,400 workers at Philadelphia International Airport. The workers at PrimeFlight Aviation and Prospect Airport Services, who include baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, aircraft cabin cleaners,…

American Workers Discriminated Under Federal Program
Building Trades, National, New York

American Workers Discriminated Under Federal Program

Washington, DC – In an effort to control the practice of companies in the USA hiring non-Americans under the H-2B program, the Department of Justice is now reviewing this practice. Utilizing H-2 regulations, hundreds of thousands of foreign workers have replaced Americans in jobs across the USA. This anti-American hiring practice is particularly affecting the building…

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