June 8, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Cleveland, OH – The AFL-CIO has launched a campaign to convince working-class voters in four swing states not to vote for Donald Trump for president.
June 8, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Spreckels, CA – The Democratic National Committee blocked Sen. Bernie Sanders from picking RoseAnn DeMoro of the National Nurses Union as one of his five nominees to the panel writing the party platform.
June 5, 2016 By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News Washington, DC – Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump's ability to be president Thursday, slamming him as "dangerously incoherent".
May 31, 2016 By Larry Cary Now that Donald Trump has obtained the delegates needed for winning the Republican nomination, the labor movement must do everything possible to defeat him in November. Whether Hillary Clinton or Bernie Saunders wins the Democratic nomination, we must face the truth: Trump’s election would unleash the very worst elements…
May 31, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Stapleton, C0 – When the Colorado AFL-CIO voted on endorsements for this year’s congressional races may 21-22, it left one Democrat out: Sen. Michael Bennet, who last year voted to give President Barack Obama “fast-track authority” on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
May 30, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Springfield, IL – The Illinois House on May 25 failed to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would have required expired contracts with state employees to be sent to arbitration.
May 28, 2016 By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News Wisconsin, WI – Health insurance companies are proposing large premium increases next year in several states for insurance sold through exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.
May 27, 2016 By John Quinn, LaborPress USA Detroit. MI – The UAW has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, citing her support for UAW members, her lifelong commitment to the job security of American families, and her ability to unify and win in November.
May 17, 2016 By By Richard Winsten, Esq. & Deanne M. Braveman, Esq. Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. On April 4, 2016 Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Education, Labor, Housing, and Family Assistance Article VII budget bill into law. This bill contained two important laws for New Yorkers: an increase in the minimum wage…
April 28, 2016 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – On this week’s May Day edition of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday, May 1, from 9 to 10 p.m. on AM970 TheAnswer, we’re talking about some of the most contentious labor struggles currently raging on the streets of New York City, and across the…