March 24, 2015 By Stephanie West Mineloa, NY – Opponents of Governor Andrew Cuomo's education agenda rallied outside the Nassau Council Legislative Office last weekend to protest chronic underfunding and the chief executive's continued emphasis on high stakes testing and state takeovers of struggling local schools.
March 23, 2015 By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Washington, DC – The recent vote by House Republicans against the NLRB’s common-sense modernization of its election rules is a direct attack on workers and their right to be heard in the workplace.
March 19, 2015 By LaborPress The Illinois state council of the Service Employees International Union voted March 14 to endorse challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for mayor of Chicago over incumbent Rahm Emanuel. The union had previously been neutral, but SEIU Local 1 and SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana, which wanted Garcia, prevailed over SEIU Local…
March 16, 2015 By LaborPress A bill to ban the union shop in New Mexico failed in the state Senate March 10, when the Public Affairs Committee voted 5-3 along party lines to table it. The Republican-majority House passed the bill by seven votes last month, but the Senate’s Democratic majority refused to bring it…
March 13, 2015 By Neal Tepel Bronx, NY – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued his "Annual Development Report" highlighting the improvements the borough has seen in job opportunities, housing and overall quality of life since he first took office back in 2009.
March 12, 2015 By NYC Councilman Vincent Gentile In the middle of the night, under the cloak of darkness, in a smoky backroom somewhere deep underground, the United States is hammering out a deal with Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and Brunei to create the largest trade agreement ever.
March 3, 2015 By Louis G. Albano, DC 37 Retirees Political Action Chair Didn't we hear this about President Obama? Well he won two terms with overwhelming majorities. Who are these people that are saying Mayor De Blasio will serve one term? He won with 75% of the vote. Are their memories that short?
March 2, 2015 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Local labor leaders are calling Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker “shameful” and urging the cheesehead GOPer to apologize for comparing American working men and women to ISIS terrorists last week.