Law and Politics

Robots Treated Better Than Amazon’s Workers On Staten Island
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, New York, Retail

Robots Treated Better Than Amazon’s Workers On Staten Island

New York, NY – Confronted with a workplace environment more hospitable to beeping robots than warm-blooded human beings — employees at Amazon’s “fulfillment center” on Staten Island on Wednesday took to the steps of City Hall to sound the alarm about working conditions that also invoke fears of a latter-day Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire waiting…

PSC-CUNY Mounts Blockade; 17 Arrested In Demo For Fair Contract, Funding
Education, Features, Law and Politics, New York

PSC-CUNY Mounts Blockade; 17 Arrested In Demo For Fair Contract, Funding

New York, NY – Leaders of PSC-CUNY, [Professional Staff Congress] led a rally and blockade on Monday, December 10, outside Baruch College in Manhattan, demanding a fair contract and sufficient funding. During a meeting of the CUNY Board of Trustees, hundreds of CUNY faculty and staff chanted, “CUNY Trustees, do your job! Demand the funding CUNY…

LaborPress Honors Five At Leadership Awards Reception
Building Trades, Education, Entertainment, Features, Law and Politics, New York, Retail, Transportation

LaborPress Honors Five At Leadership Awards Reception

New York, NY — LaborPress recently held its annual Leadership Awards Reception in midtown Manhattan. The honorees included Angelo Angelone, president, New York Concrete Workers District Council, LiUNA, Rebecca Damon, president, New York Local, SAG-AFTRA, Kim Medina, executive director, District Council 1707, AFCSME, Michael Smith, president, Local 810, IBT, and Patricia White, president, Local 764, IATSE….

Related Cos. Greed, Charter/Spectrum Greed – ‘It’s The Same Fight!’
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, New York, Retail, Transportation

Related Cos. Greed, Charter/Spectrum Greed – ‘It’s The Same Fight!’

New York, NY – This week, thousands of trade unionists flood East 23rd Street in support of IBEW Local 3 workers and their more than 20-month strike against Cable-TV titan Charter/Spectrum — but the Building Trades’ ongoing battle against another corporate behemoth threatening good middle class jobs on the West Side of Manhattan got lots…

Jail Time for Boss that Stole from Workers
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Jail Time for Boss that Stole from Workers

SOUTHAMPTON, NY – Richard Bivona, the owner of Southampton Princess Diner (“Princess Diner”), and John Kalogeras, former manager of Princess Diner, were charged with failing to pay restaurant workers. Together, Bivona and Kalogeras misappropriated a total of over $132,000 from 23 workers. Bivona was sentenced to six months in jail. Bivona has been required to pay $88,428 to 15 workers…

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