Law and Politics

Statement By Mayor De Blasio On Passing Of Héctor Figueroa, President Of 32BJ SEIU
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Statement By Mayor De Blasio On Passing Of Héctor Figueroa, President Of 32BJ SEIU

“It’s impossible to put into words what Héctor meant to the men and women of 32BJ SEIU, to working people and to the labor movement. “He bound us all together. His was always the voice of empathy, of conviction, of principle. “Héctor embodied that word ‘solidarity.’ His love of 32BJ SEIU ran deep, but you’d…

Collective Action Finally Leads To Pre-K Pay Parity!
Education, Features, headline, Law and Politics, New York

Collective Action Finally Leads To Pre-K Pay Parity!

New York, NY — Mayor de Blasio’s administration put their money where their mouths have been for years – finally moving to compensate early childhood educators in community-based organizations for their role in the Mayor’s signature achievement – bringing educational opportunity to the youngest New Yorkers. According to a press release issued by Brooklyn Councilman…

Pennsylvania Flooring Company Locks Out 180 Workers
Building Trades, Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

Pennsylvania Flooring Company Locks Out 180 Workers

LANCASTER, Pa.—As the day shift at the Armstrong Flooring factory and distribution center here ended at 4 p.m. July 2, the company locked out all 180 members of United Steelworkers Local 285. The workers’ last contract expired in October 2017, and Local 285 members have rejected three tentative agreements since then. Armstrong spokesman Steve Trapnell…

Federal Immigration Plan  Forces 5,000 NYC Children From Their Homes
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

Federal Immigration Plan Forces 5,000 NYC Children From Their Homes

NEW YORK – The proposed federal rule change regarding undocumented immigrants would impact thousands of New Yorkers that presently depend on federally-assisted housing.  The governments plan affects housing agencies across the country by eliminating their ability to serve families with mixed immigration status. This includes families where at least one person in the household is…

President Must Stop Using Census as political pawn
Features, Law and Politics, New York

President Must Stop Using Census as political pawn

“Despite the Supreme Court’s decision to block the inclusion of a citizen question on the U.S. census, President Trump will not drop his bid to include this discriminatory question that would jeopardize the accuracy and legitimacy of census data. “To issue an executive order, which would likely be similarly struck down, or print an addendum would be…

Teamsters Survey Rank And File With An Eye On 2020 Presidential Election
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Teamsters Survey Rank And File With An Eye On 2020 Presidential Election

New York, NY – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is asking members throughout the country to start seriously thinking about the 2020 field of presidential candidates and the issues that matter most to their working lives.  An online survey launched on June 27, at Teamsters2020.com quickly garnered responses from IBT members in 41 states within…

AFA Leader: Unions Are Taking A New Approach To Presidential Endorsements
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AFA Leader: Unions Are Taking A New Approach To Presidential Endorsements

New York, NY – The International Association of Fire Fighters [IAFF] may have already put their eggs in Senator Joe Biden’s basket, just as the NY Hotel & Motel Trades Council has done for Mayor Bill de Blasio — but we shouldn’t expect to see more unions rushing to endorse candidates for the 2020 Presidential…

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