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Uninsured Airport Workers Pin Hopes on Legislators Returning to Albany
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Uninsured Airport Workers Pin Hopes on Legislators Returning to Albany

New York, NY – Uninsured airport workers at New York’s major airports may soon get some relief as some of their elected officials will be trying to advance the Healthy Terminals Act when they head back soon to the Legislature in Albany.  The property service workers union 32BJ SEIU held a telepresser on May 21,…

Film Legend Adds Star Power to the Struggle of Frontline Workers
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Film Legend Adds Star Power to the Struggle of Frontline Workers

New York, NY – Legendary Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda never had to endure economic hardship — but this week, at a virtual town hall for essential workers, Fonda made it clear that she stands solidly behind working men and women struggling on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “I’m a person of privilege,” Fonda…

Amazon Continues to Expand – Anti-Union
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Amazon Continues to Expand – Anti-Union

New York, NY – Amazon continues to expand its anti-union business network as it considers purchasing more companies. As Amazon’s e-commerce model brings in more cash while much of the country faces a national depression, this giant is bargain hunting. It continues to acquire companies and expand into industries. Its presence is already felt in book sales,…

Does the HEROES Act Deliver for Working People?
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Does the HEROES Act Deliver for Working People?

New York, NY – While the HEROES Act is being applauded by some for including essential workers left out of previous relief packages, the legislation now wending its way through Congress faces strong opposition, too. For many progressives, the legislation fails to be both cost effective and inclusive for 36 million unemployed workers and those…

800K Undocumented Workers in Peril; Cuomo Urged to Take Action
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800K Undocumented Workers in Peril; Cuomo Urged to Take Action

New York, NY – New York Communities for Change [NYCC] issued a new report today to demand that Governor Andrew Cuomo implement policy measures that would provide immediate economic relief to the state’s 800,000 undocumented workers and individuals during the current pandemic.  Many of the undocumented immigrants worked in some of the hardest hit industries…

McDonald’s Workers Take Fight Against Sexual Harassment to the World Stage
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McDonald’s Workers Take Fight Against Sexual Harassment to the World Stage

New York, NY – This week, a group of international unions filed a complaint in the Netherlands aimed at pressuring McDonald’s to finally address and resolve the systemic abuse many workers say they experience on the job. They filed with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — unions say this is the very first…

New York Workers Need a Hero in This Time of Crisis – And They Expect Cuomo to Be That Guy
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New York Workers Need a Hero in This Time of Crisis – And They Expect Cuomo to Be That Guy

New York, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo could soon end up becoming a hero or a goat depending on how he reacts to calls from labor rights advocates to issue a new executive order aimed at protecting workers throughout the state. Supporters of the New York Health and Essential Rights Order — HERO — say…

Labor vs McDonald’s – The Battle Continues
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Labor vs McDonald’s – The Battle Continues

As demonstrations against McDonald’s continued across the country, many of the company’s anti-worker practices are being addressed. Under pressure from employees, unions, community organizations, and the public, McDonald’s has finally addressed Coved-19 with equipment in stores, increased paid sick leave, and raised pay for employees. With workers’ fears of catching the coronavirus, McDonald’s faced unprecedented protests by…

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