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Trump’s NLRB Just Made it Harder for Workers to Unionize
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Trump’s NLRB Just Made it Harder for Workers to Unionize

WASHINGTON—Two National Labor Relations Board actions in the past week will further undo Obama-era efforts to enable union organizing. On Dec. 12, the board voted 2-1 to order an administrative law judge to approve a settlement between McDonald’s and workers who claimed they’d been illegally fired. She’d rejected it last year on the grounds that…

How Can the Bosses be ‘Neutral’ When They’re Spending $340 Million on Union-Busting Lawyers?
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How Can the Bosses be ‘Neutral’ When They’re Spending $340 Million on Union-Busting Lawyers?

Reporter’s Notebook New York, NY – In response to hard-pressed staffers seeking to organize with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union [RWDSU], Housing Works — the venerable nonprofit dedicated to aiding marginalized New York City communities — did what a lot of corporations do in the face of employee uprisings — they hired a…

Fight for Survival on Coney Island Boardwalk Mirrors Crisis Facing Shopkeepers Citywide
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Fight for Survival on Coney Island Boardwalk Mirrors Crisis Facing Shopkeepers Citywide

Reporter’s Notebook New York, NY – Shopkeepers on the Coney Island Boardwalk find themselves embroiled in an existential crisis at year’s end that simultaneously echoes the fight for survival they successfully waged a decade ago, and epitomizes the plight other small business owners citywide continue to face. In 2009, the City of New York paid…

Cyber Monday Backlash: RWDSU President in Brussels to Help Put Anti-Worker Amazon in Check
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Cyber Monday Backlash: RWDSU President in Brussels to Help Put Anti-Worker Amazon in Check

New York, NY – While Amazon watched “Cyber Monday” 2019 become the single biggest shopping day in the company’s history — an international gathering of unions, policy makers, activists and academics met in Brussels for an inaugural symposium aimed at confronting Amazon’s rapacious worldwide business model.  “Amazon is one of the defining issues of our…

LaborPress Honors Five at Annual Leadership Awards Reception
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LaborPress Honors Five at Annual Leadership Awards Reception

New York, NY – LaborPress honored five leaders in labor at its annual Leadership Awards Reception held in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, December 3. This year’s award-winners included Nicholas LaMorte, Civil Services Employees Association Region One president; Mark Gregorio, president, TEI Group; Matthew Chartrand, Ironworkers Local 361 business manager; Mark Cannizzaro, Council of School Supervisors…

AFL-CIO Condemns GOP Multi-Employer Pension Proposal
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AFL-CIO Condemns GOP Multi-Employer Pension Proposal

WASHINGTON—The AFL-CIO’s pension panel has roundly condemned proposals made by two leading Senate Republicans to shore up the nation’s endangered multiemployer pension funds that would cut benefits by up to 19%. The federation’s Retirement Security Working Group said Dec. 2 that the proposals contained in a white paper released Nov. 20 by Finance Committee chair…

LP Profile: Leadership Award-Winner Mark Gregorio
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LP Profile: Leadership Award-Winner Mark Gregorio

Publisher’s Note: Every December, LaborPress selects those in labor and business that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their trade and profession. This years’ recipients of the prestigious LaborPress Leadership Award are as follows: Mark Cannizzaro, president, Council of School Supervisors and Administrators [CSA]; James Slevin, national president, Utility Workers Union of America [UWUA]; Nicholas LaMorte,…

60 Arrested as Airline Food Workers Protest at JFK
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60 Arrested as Airline Food Workers Protest at JFK

NEW YORK, N.Y.—More than 1,000 UNITE HERE members and supporters jammed a traffic island at John F. Kennedy International Airport Nov. 26, loudly chanting that American Airlines’ food contractors should give their workers a raise and decent health care. The protest was one of 16 at major national airports on behalf of 20,000 airline-catering workers,…

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