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Ford, GM Contracts Ratified
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Ford, GM Contracts Ratified

November 24, 2015 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel United Auto Workers members at Ford narrowly ratified a new four-year contract Nov. 20, with 51% of production workers and 52% of skilled-trades workers voting yes.

SEIU Endorses Clinton
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SEIU Endorses Clinton

November 23, 2015 By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel The 2-million-member Service Employees International Union endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination Nov. 17. The move means the former Secretary of State has won the backing of five of the nation’s ten largest labor unions. SEIU leaders “collectively agreed that the best choice for…

Much is at Stake for our Democracy in the Next Election
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Much is at Stake for our Democracy in the Next Election

November 23, 2015 By Larry Cary Once again, mass terrorist violence is pushing our politics sharply to the right and the totalitarian.  In the wake of Paris, we now see elected officials like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie calling for the total exclusion and deportation of Syrian refugees – people guilty of nothing other than…

Postal Workers Union Backs Sanders
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Postal Workers Union Backs Sanders

November 17, 2015 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel The 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for President on Nov. 12, becoming the largest labor union to favor him over Hillary Rodham Clinton.

NY Attorney General Protects Rights of Tenants
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NY Attorney General Protects Rights of Tenants

November 17, 2015 By Tara Jessup New York NY – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a settlement resolving allegations of exploitation of the rent stabilization laws. Under the settlement, all tenants residing in this building located in Washington Heights will be entitled to rent-stabilized leases at affordable rents.Additionally, the developer must provide tenants…

Fight For $15 Workers Back Bernie For President
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Fight For $15 Workers Back Bernie For President

November 13, 2015 By Joe Maniscalco  New York, NY – Governor Cuomo was not the only elected official that loomed large in the hearts of low-wage earners cheering a $15 an hour minimum wage at Foley Square this week — Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders also enjoyed lots of praise. 

Kentucky Elects Anti-Labor Governor
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Kentucky Elects Anti-Labor Governor

November 5, 2015 By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel Tea Party Republican Matt Bevin was elected governor of Kentucky Nov. 3, increasing the odds that the state will try to pass a “right to work for less” law banning the union shop. The Louisville businessman upset Attorney General Jack Conway, winning 53% of the vote…

AFSCME Endorses Clinton; N.H. Unions Back Sanders
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AFSCME Endorses Clinton; N.H. Unions Back Sanders

October 29, 2015 By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents more than 1.6 million working and retired public employees, announced Oct. 23 that it would support Hillary Clinton for President in 2016. The union said internal polling found that almost two-thirds of members said they…

CSEA Supports Hillary for President
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CSEA Supports Hillary for President

October 28, 2015 By Stephanie West Albany, NY – CSEA President Danny Donohue has announced the union's endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. "There is no question that Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate in the race for President and has demonstrated her ability to lead over and over again,"…

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