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Defying de Blasio, NYC Officials Support Union-Based Housing Plan
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Defying de Blasio, NYC Officials Support Union-Based Housing Plan

October 20, 2015 By Kim Slowey http://www.constructiondive.com New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Letitia James have announced a $150 million investment in a $1 billion AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) plan to create or preserve up to 20,000 below-market apartments through a union labor partnership — in direct contradiction of Mayor Bill…

IBEW Member Joining U.S. Congress Provides Leadership
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IBEW Member Joining U.S. Congress Provides Leadership

October 16, 2015 By Neal Tepel Washington, DC – New Jersey voters elected Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) to Congress last year. Norcross is a member of the Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 351. Although a first-term member of Congress, Congressman Donald Norcross has been named to the House leadership team by House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer…

Divesting from Walmart
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Divesting from Walmart

October 15, 2015 By Public Advocate Letitia James On January 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner walked into a Walmart and purchased gun ammunition. Within three hours of this purchase at a local Walmart he opened fire and callously murdered six individuals and severely injured thirteen others – including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

How UFCW Local 2013 Is Rising Out Of The Ashes of 348-S
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How UFCW Local 2013 Is Rising Out Of The Ashes of 348-S

October 14, 2015 By Joe Maniscalco Editor’s Note: Part 1 in a series with UFCW Local 2013 President Louis Mark Carotenuto Brooklyn, NY – Three years ago, when Louis Mark Carotenuto first came to the union that would become Local 2013, he found the group’s 430 preexisting contracts in complete and utter disarray. Some of the 15,000…

App-Based Labor Walk Packets Make Canvassing Easy
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App-Based Labor Walk Packets Make Canvassing Easy

October 5, 2015 LaborPress Staff Bergen County, NJ – Union volunteers introduced to app-based labor walk packets for the first time in New Jersey recently, returned from the latest labor walk hugely enthusiastic about the new technology. Feedback from the volunteers who downloaded the app was overwhelmingly positive. Most said it was easy and fun to…

Young Workers Sharpen Their Political Skills In NJ
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Young Workers Sharpen Their Political Skills In NJ

October 1, 2015 LaborPress Staff North Brunswick, NJ – Whether talking about the labor movement or society in general, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO is keenly aware that young workers represent the future. This week, the group sponsored more than 50 young union members who participated in an innovative power-building workshop called Commonsense Economics [CSE] on…

Increasing Funding for Homeless is Critical
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Increasing Funding for Homeless is Critical

October 1, 2015 By DC37 Executive Director Henry Garrido New York, NY – The announcement that Mayor de Blasio’s administration will increase funding for homeless prevention services is welcome and will help keep many New Yorkers in their homes where they belong.

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