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McDonald’s Workers Take Fight Against Sexual Harassment to the World Stage
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McDonald’s Workers Take Fight Against Sexual Harassment to the World Stage

New York, NY – This week, a group of international unions filed a complaint in the Netherlands aimed at pressuring McDonald’s to finally address and resolve the systemic abuse many workers say they experience on the job. They filed with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — unions say this is the very first…

Howard Stern Hates Trump Supporters
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Howard Stern Hates Trump Supporters

New York, NY – The shock jock has directed his ire towards those who elected Trump. Howard Stern has had enough of Trump and his supporters. On his satellite radio show, Stern directed his ire at the people who voted for and continue to support Trump. “I don’t hate Donald,” Stern said. “I hate you…

New York Workers Need a Hero in This Time of Crisis – And They Expect Cuomo to Be That Guy
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New York Workers Need a Hero in This Time of Crisis – And They Expect Cuomo to Be That Guy

New York, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo could soon end up becoming a hero or a goat depending on how he reacts to calls from labor rights advocates to issue a new executive order aimed at protecting workers throughout the state. Supporters of the New York Health and Essential Rights Order — HERO — say…

MagnaCare Chief Medical Officer Talks Restarting NY’s Economy; Anti-body Testing
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MagnaCare Chief Medical Officer Talks Restarting NY’s Economy; Anti-body Testing

New York, NY — The push to reopen the state’s economy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is on, and over the next several weeks, the state intends to open up segment by segment, region by region. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, “New York will reopen on a regional basis as each region meets the…

LaborPress Q&A with Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants President
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LaborPress Q&A with Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants President

New York, NY – Flight attendants are on the front lines during the coronavirus crisis. LaborPress sat down with Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants – CWA, AFL-CIO, to learn more about what they are dealing with – and what the union is doing to help. LP: What are some major…

Safety Issues Continue as Trump Orders Re-Opening of Meat-packing Plants
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Safety Issues Continue as Trump Orders Re-Opening of Meat-packing Plants

Washington DC – The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) – is opposed to the re-opening of 14 meatpacking plants mandated to open by President Trump’s executive order. These operations continue without adequate procedures to ensure worker safety. UFCW has raised health and safety concerns that are affecting employees and risking the food…

As Pandemic Continues, Unions Urge End to Ban on Electronic Representation Voting
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As Pandemic Continues, Unions Urge End to Ban on Electronic Representation Voting

WASHINGTON—With in-person voting hampered by social distancing, a group of 14 major labor unions is urging Congress to direct the National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] to develop procedures for electronic voting in union-representation elections, which is currently prohibited. “During the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever that workers have the right to form unions…

Building Service Workers Plead for Help Amidst Layoffs And Deaths
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Building Service Workers Plead for Help Amidst Layoffs And Deaths

New York, NY – Essential building service workers left out of previous economic recovery packages that sent untold billions of dollars to corporations are hoping against hope that this time around, there will be something in it for them.  32BJ SEIU [Service Employees International Union] has already lost as many a 100 members up and down the east…

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