New York, NY – High-powered New York State Senator Chuck Schumer [D-NY], on Thursday night, was lambasted as a real estate toady who is willfully ignoring the plight of workers, small business owners and the homeless.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—A possible strike by 1,100 workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx was averted on the evening Jan. 16, as Teamsters Local 202 reached a tentative deal with management a few hours before their old contract expired.
New York, NY – Despite 10 months on strike and tough-talking rhetoric from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and others — telecom giant Charter/Spectrum refuses to back off on its demand workers give up their union medical plan and defined benefit pension fund. All of which begs the question: doesn’t anybody out there have…
COLUMBUS, Ohio—With the aid of some $100 million in tax breaks, Amazon has created about 6,000 jobs in Ohio in the past three years—but more than 10% of those workers are getting food stamps, according to a report released Jan. 5 by Policy Matters Ohio.
On this week’s Sunday night episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz broadcasting at 9 p.m. on AM970TheAnswer, we’re talking to IBEW Local 3 Business Manager Chris Erikson who gives his take on the now 10-month strike against telecommunications behemoth Charter/Spectrum.
New York, NY – Low-wage earners utilizing passage of last year’s Fast Food Worker Empowerment Bill to create a first of its kind non-profit advocacy group funded through automatic paycheck deductions, are vowing to agitate for a lot more than a $15 an hour minimum wage in the coming years.
TORONTO, Ontario—Franchise owners who reacted to an increase in the province’s minimum wage by cutting workers’ pay and benefits are using “a bully tactic,” Unifor, Canada’s largest union said Jan. 5.
New York, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo, this week, disappointed striking IBEW Local 3 workers and supporters who had hoped the state’s top executive might take Charter/Spectrum to task during his 2018 State of the State address on Wednesday.