Law and Politics

Philly LGBT Clinic Tries to Stop Union With White-Nationalist Firm
Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

Philly LGBT Clinic Tries to Stop Union With White-Nationalist Firm

Philadelphia, Pa.—With workers at Philadelphia’s largest LGBT health-care facility scheduled to vote Sept. 13 on whether to join SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, the clinic’s management dumped a union-busting consultant it had hired after it was linked to repeated homophobic and transphobic comments on social media, as well as claims that the neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Virginia,…

A Decade After It Acknowledged its Role in FDNY Deaths and Injuries at the Deutsche Bank Building, Bovis Denies Responsibility
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

A Decade After It Acknowledged its Role in FDNY Deaths and Injuries at the Deutsche Bank Building, Bovis Denies Responsibility

More than 10 years have passed since two firefighters perished on the 14th and 15th floors of the Deutsche Bank building. Trapped in the maze like upper floors of the building by impenetrable barriers that sealed off the interior stairways, they died waiting for water that was never going to come.

Farmworker Union Launches Boycott Against Reynolds E-Cigarettes, Rallies Against White Sumpremacy
Features, Law and Politics, National

Farmworker Union Launches Boycott Against Reynolds E-Cigarettes, Rallies Against White Sumpremacy

At their national convention Saturday in Toledo, Ohio, the AFL-CIO Farm Labor Organizing Committee celebrated its fiftieth year by launching a boycott of Reynold’s Vuse E-Cigarettes.  FLOC Organizer Catherine Crowe says their membership has been targeting Reynolds American and other tobacco companies for over a decade. [Catherine Crowe]: “We see abuses in the fields in…

Far-Right Network Plans ‘Mortal Blow’ Against Public-Sector Unions
Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Far-Right Network Plans ‘Mortal Blow’ Against Public-Sector Unions

San Antonio, Tex.—A national network of far-right think tanks has launched a nationwide campaign intended to strike a “mortal blow” against the American left by breaking public-sector unions. “Big government unions are the biggest sources of funding and political muscle for the left,” Tracie Sharp, president and CEO of the State Policy Network, wrote in…

Immigration, State Constitution Intensify Labor Day Parade
Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York, Retail, Transportation

Immigration, State Constitution Intensify Labor Day Parade

New York, N.Y.—The thousands of union workers marching up Fifth Avenue for the city’s annual Labor Day parade Sept. 9 had a special urgency this year: The Trump administration’s anti-labor policies, the increasing deportations of immigrant workers, and the potential threat to pensions and prevailing-wage laws from a state constitutional convention.

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