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TWU 100 Endorses Kallos for Council
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TWU 100 Endorses Kallos for Council

May 30, 2013 By Stephanie West New York, N.Y. – The 38,000-member Transport Workers Union Local 100 announced its endorsement of City Council Candidate Ben Kallos in Manhattan’s District 5, spanning the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island.

Senate Undermines American Tech Workers
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Senate Undermines American Tech Workers

May 29, 2013 By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka The labor movement has no higher priority in 2013 than a workable immigration system that will allow 11 million aspiring Americans to become citizens. That’s why labor has been working tirelessly with faith groups, DREAMers, and the civil rights community to ensure that we move forward this…

UNITE HERE Opposes Pritzker for Commerce Secretary
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UNITE HERE Opposes Pritzker for Commerce Secretary

May 28, 2013 By Neal Tepel Washington, D.C. – Hyatt workers, joined by UNITE HERE President D. Taylor, were present for a Senate hearing on May 23, 2013 with Penny Pritzker. UNITE HERE opposes her nomination as Secretary of Commerce. Hyatt's record of labor abuses and outsourcing jobs makes Ms. Pritzker, a longtime Hyatt board…

‘We Should Be Organizing Together’
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‘We Should Be Organizing Together’

May 24, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – If organizing is the lifeblood of the new labor movement, than the forward-thinking and innovative strategies explored at a recent Murphy Institute panel discussion might as well be the oxygen that today’s unions need to breathe. (Watch Video)

Legal Services Staff Rebuked by Management
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Legal Services Staff Rebuked by Management

May 23, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Talks between Legal Services NYC and their staff broke down on May 1 and the union representing attorneys, paralegals and support staff, the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, rejected management’s offer and voted to strike last week. Watch Video

Dem Primary Mess Will Move Voters To The Center
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Dem Primary Mess Will Move Voters To The Center

May 22, 2013 By Adolfo Carrion NEW YORK, NY — “This may be a big day for Mr. Weiner, but perhaps the happiest person in NYC today is Bill de Blasio.  Weiner’s entry throws an already bitter Democratic Primary into chaos and assures that no Democrat will garner enough support to avoid a run-off.  This mess…

Feeling Squeezed, PSC-CUNY Workers Fight Back
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Feeling Squeezed, PSC-CUNY Workers Fight Back

May 22, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Frustration levels were high outside the CUNY Research Foundation's 230 West 41st headquarters on Tuesday, as employees who have been working without a contract since last December hit the payment to protest what many view as management's increasing greed and hostility. (Watch Video)

Low-Wage Workers Strike in Washington, DC
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Low-Wage Workers Strike in Washington, DC

May 22, 2013 By Neal Tepel Washington DC – Hundreds of low-wage workers employed under federal contracts, concessions, and leases went on strike today in several federally owned buildings asking their employers and President Obama to take action and improve their wages and working conditions.

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