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Report: Unionization Needed to Help Remedy Dangers at Amazon’s S.I. Warehouse
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Report: Unionization Needed to Help Remedy Dangers at Amazon’s S.I. Warehouse

New York, NY – A newly-released safety report coinciding with the one-year anniversary of Amazon’s sprawling 855,000 square foot warehouse on Staten Island recommends the online giant finally abandon its anti-union stance and implement changes to a workplace that at least one hard-pressed employee says is “beating up” workers.  This past year, between January 3,…

Drug Testing As a Condition For Unemployment Benefits Coming in November
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Drug Testing As a Condition For Unemployment Benefits Coming in November

WASHINGTON—The federal Department of Labor published a final rule earlier this month that will allow states “to require drug testing for a far larger group” of applicants for unemployment compensation. The rule, which will go into effect November 4, supersedes an Obama-era regulation that Congress and the Trump administration revoked in 2017. Under a 2012…

The Green New Deal is Revolutionary – It Needs Revolutionary Supporters in Labor
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The Green New Deal is Revolutionary – It Needs Revolutionary Supporters in Labor

Brooklyn, NY – At the same time that hundreds of scientists worldwide are publicly supporting nonviolent acts of civil disobedience aimed at breaking the fossil fuel industry’s death grip on the planet, many labor leaders who also fully understand the irreversible effects of pumping more carbon into the atmosphere, nevertheless, continue to advocate for the…

Together, Climate Change Activists & Labor Can Make a ‘Just Transition’ Work for All
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Together, Climate Change Activists & Labor Can Make a ‘Just Transition’ Work for All

New York, NY – Climate change activists with Extinction Rebellion are conducting a series of direct, non-violent actions around town this week that could be a guaranteed game-changer if the full force of organized labor was also brought to bear.  Imagine, the impact of hardhats, teachers, transit workers and other trade unionists joining shoulder-to-shoulder with…

LaborPress Honors Five At 8th Annual Heroes of Labor Awards
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LaborPress Honors Five At 8th Annual Heroes of Labor Awards

New York, NY – On Thursday, October 3, LaborPress and Emblem Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurers, honored five people at the 8th Annual Heroes of Labor Awards in downtown Manhattan. The honorees were Kim Medina, special assistant to the District Council 37 Executive Director, Gloria Middleton, president, CWA Local 1180 and…

32BJ Joins JFK Workers as They Rally Around Pregnant Co-Worker Injured on the Job
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32BJ Joins JFK Workers as They Rally Around Pregnant Co-Worker Injured on the Job

New York, NY – Dozens of JFK Airport workers contracted by Eulen America rallied on the steps of City Hall this week, in support of a pregnant co-worker who was injured after being tasked with a strenuous job she was ill equipped to handle and could have threatened the life of her unborn child.  Hacheler…

Publisher’s Note: LaborPress’ Increasing Importance to Lives of Working Men & Women
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Publisher’s Note: LaborPress’ Increasing Importance to Lives of Working Men & Women

New York, NY – LaborPress, a proud union company, is unique. It’s the largest and most popular labor news network in the country. We are a great source for daily labor news and information and every day we tell the story of workers and their issues. As unions and their members come under fire from…

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