New York, NY – A retired FDNY firefighter, who has requested to remain anonymous, donated $200,000 in monies he was awarded as a result of his work at Ground Zero to the FDNY’s Fired Up for a Cure Foundation, which supports the families of New York City firefighters battling life-threatening illness.
The AFL-CIO has sent a letter to all U.S. House of Representatives and Senators expressing concern that the repeal of the Jones Act could destroy the U.S. maritime industry. Without the protection of the Jones Act, foreign ships and crews would replace Americans in the shipping industry.
CHICAGO, Ill.—Two of the city’s main labor unions have joined the campaign demanding that the Obama Presidential Center sign a community benefits agreement before it begins construction.
ALBANY, N.Y.—The New York State United Teachers and United Federation of Teachers plan to file a lawsuit to prevent the state from letting some charter schools certify their own teachers.
New York, NY – In just the last few weeks alone, Donald Trump has had time to threaten war with South Korea, insult hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and dispatch Mike Pence to a football game in Indianapolis so the VP could jeer NFL players exercising their 1st Amendment rights. But one thing New York…
Washington—Four members of Congress introduced legislation Oct. 3 intended to save the United Mine Workers of America’s pension plan. The American Miners Pension Act—sponsored by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Reps.
Los Angeles, Calif.—A majority of newsroom staff at the Los Angeles Times have signed union cards, the NewsGuild announced Oct. 4. The organizing campaign, which began last fall, escalated after Tronc, the 135-year-old newspaper’s parent company, cut vacation time and fired several top editors.
Reprinted: nwlaborpress.org Poetland, Oregon – Andy Puzder was the CEO of the company that owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. He almost became President Trump’s Secretary of Labor. How far he’s fallen —since revelations of spousal abuse cost him both positions. On Sept. 28, Puzder was the featured speaker at a fundraiser for the Freedom Foundation,…
James Conigliaro Jr. is the founder of the Independent Drivers Guild, a nonprofit organization representing app-based drivers and fighting for a fair for-hire vehicle industry. Last year, the IDG became the first drivers’ group to sign an agreement with Uber to provide basic worker protections and a voice in the workplace.
In my first article, I addressed the attack on organized labor that will coordinated by those supporting a constitutional convention as a way of eradicating government corruption. However, all New Yorkers should be concerned over the estimated cost associated with a convention. Due to the excessive cost of organizing and holding a convention along with…