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By the Sweat of Their Brows…
Entertainment, Features, Law and Politics, National

By the Sweat of Their Brows…

In 2017, Sweat won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Playwright Lynn Nottage based her play on interviews with steelworkers in Reading, Pennsylvania, conducted in 2011, at a time when the U.S. Census Bureau officially ranked Reading as one of the poorest cities in America.  Nottage cast her factory worker characters against a background of job…

LaborPress Is Unionized! Listen Here!
Blue Collar Buzz, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

LaborPress Is Unionized! Listen Here!

LaborPress is unionized! OPEIU VP Michael Goodwin joins us to talk about union membership; WNYLaborToday’s Tom Campbell; Union Members Radio’s Dr. Marick Masters: UCOMMBlog’s Kris LaGrange; and The Labor Network’s Mark Harrison join us to talk about the importance of having independent journalists cover labor news. LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airs every Sunday night on…

Wisconsin GOP Pushes Bill to Pre-Empt Local Labor Laws
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Wisconsin GOP Pushes Bill to Pre-Empt Local Labor Laws

MADISON, Wisc.—Wisconsin Republicans are pushing a bill that would prohibit local governments from setting stronger labor standards than the state’s, including enacting or enforcing measures against discrimination, project-labor agreements that require public-works contractors to pay prevailing wages, and labor-peace agreements that prevent contractors from blocking union organizing.

Listen Now! Spectrum Strike; GOP Tax Swindle; REBNY and More!
Blue Collar Buzz, Features, Law and Politics, Multimedia, Municipal Government, New York

Listen Now! Spectrum Strike; GOP Tax Swindle; REBNY and More!

On the newest episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz (below), IBEW Local 3 Business Manager Chris Erikson talks about the 10-month-old Charter Spectrum strike and what workers are now facing; Candice Johnson, from the Communications Workers of America, analyzes the great corporate tax cut swindle through the lens of what’s happening to workers at AT&T…

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