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Not All Business is Down During the Pandemic
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Not All Business is Down During the Pandemic

New York, NY – Although the year 2020 has been a bust for many companies and small businesses, there are some businesses that have experienced a steady upswing. Small businesses, such as drafting services for those looking to make home improvements, have been fortunate. Delivery services have become important to those who do not want…

Confronting Our Historic Failure on Racism
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Confronting Our Historic Failure on Racism

Editor’s Note: Larry Moskowitz’s first picket line was in 1964 demanding federal intervention when Civil Rights activists Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney went missing, but before their bodies were found. He was a leader of the anti-war movement in Maine and a rank and file Teamster in Massachusetts.The founding staff member of The Working Families Party,…

‘They Need it Now’ – 32BJ Calls on Cuomo to Sign Healthy Terminals Act
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‘They Need it Now’ – 32BJ Calls on Cuomo to Sign Healthy Terminals Act

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Standing on circles chalked six feet apart, members of SEIU 32BJ and supporters rallied at LaGuardia Airport Nov. 17 to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that would require airport employers to subsidize workers’ health insurance. The bill, the Healthy Terminals Act, was passed by the state Legislature in July. It…

Phil Cohen Memoir Chronicles the Fight against Union Busting in North Carolina
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Phil Cohen Memoir Chronicles the Fight against Union Busting in North Carolina

New York, NY – Phil Cohen, a veteran organizer, was called out of retirement in 2017 by Workers United/SEIU to investigate and expose an illegal union-busting plot by Mohawk Industries at its North Carolina carpet mill. Cohen’s account of his fight to prove that management was behind an unlawful decertification petition and forced workers to…

CWA Backs Michigan Congressmember for Secretary of Labor
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CWA Backs Michigan Congressmember for Secretary of Labor

WASHINGTON—The Communications Workers of America are urging President-elect Joseph Biden to pick Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.), a former union organizer and green-energy advocate, as Secretary of Labor. “Congressman Levin checks every box that you’ll need in a Secretary of Labor to help implement your agenda effectively,” CWA President Chris Shelton wrote in a letter to…

32BJ’s Shirley Aldebol: COVID-19 Crisis Makes the Stakes Even Higher for Dedicated 32BJ BuildingCleaners
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32BJ’s Shirley Aldebol: COVID-19 Crisis Makes the Stakes Even Higher for Dedicated 32BJ BuildingCleaners

Editor’s Note: On Thursday, November  12, LaborPress and Emblem Health bring you the first half of the 9th Annual LaborPress Heroes of Labor Awards. The virtual event beginning at 2 p.m. will feature a timely discussion with union leaders in the property service worker industry featuring IUOE Local 94’s Kuba Brown, 32BJ’s Shirley Aldebol, IUOE…

IUOE Local 94, 94A and 94B Leader Kuba Brown: ‘We’re on Top of Our Game’
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IUOE Local 94, 94A and 94B Leader Kuba Brown: ‘We’re on Top of Our Game’

Editor’s Note: On Thursday, November  12, LaborPress and Emblem Health bring you the first half of the 9th Annual LaborPress Heroes of Labor Awards. The virtual event beginning at 2 p.m. will feature a timely discussion with union leaders in the property service worker industry featuring IUOE Local 94’s Kuba Brown, 32BJ’s Shirley Aldebol, IUOE…

Mental Health First Aid and Leadership
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Mental Health First Aid and Leadership

New York, NY – With the elections somewhat behind us and calls for unity appearing in headlines around the Country, the future uncertainties still prove there are big problems for any administration to handle. The fact remains that Covid is still a threat. Both employers and employees are struggling with business and unemployment concerns. This…

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