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Housing Works Employees File For NLRB Election Confident in Union Victory
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Housing Works Employees File For NLRB Election Confident in Union Victory

Brooklyn, NY – This week, Housing Works employees striving to unionize with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union [RWSDSU] officially filed for a federal election with the National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] — and although it might have been just what the advocacy group’s CEO wanted all along — they are confident they will…

Culinary Union Skips Presidential Endorsement After Jeering Medicare 4 All
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Culinary Union Skips Presidential Endorsement After Jeering Medicare 4 All

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—After a week of intense arguments about health care, the 60,000-member Culinary Workers Union, the most politically powerful union in Nevada, decided not to endorse a candidate for President Feb. 13, nine days before the state’s Democratic caucus. “We are going to endorse our goals. We are not going to endorse a presidential…

More American Workers Are Going Out on Strike!
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More American Workers Are Going Out on Strike!

WASHINGTON—Led by a wave of walkouts by fed-up teachers, the last two years have seen more American workers go out on strike than any time since the 1980s, according to figures released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics Feb. 11. The BLS reported that 425,500 workers were involved in 25 “major work stoppages” that…

House to Vote Thursday on Landmark Labor Bill
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House to Vote Thursday on Landmark Labor Bill

WASHINGTON—The House it scheduled to vote Thursday, Feb. 6 on a landmark labor bill that would greatly expand workers’ rights to form and keep unions, from outlawing the replacement of strikers to voiding state laws banning the union shop. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019, sponsored by House Education and Labor Committee…

The Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Workers’ Compensation
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The Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Workers’ Compensation

New York, NY – In combatting the nation’s opioid epidemic the federal government may have unintentionally increased the amount of workers’ compensation denials across the country, resulting in victims not receiving immediate treatment after an accident in the workplace.  In 2018, a report revealed that nearly 70-percent of workers’ compensation claims were denied, according to…

Time Running Out On Cuomo to Sign Prevailing Wage Bills
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Time Running Out On Cuomo to Sign Prevailing Wage Bills

New York, NY – In a little over a week, approximately 4,000 building service workers could either be lifted out of poverty or remain there with or without the stroke of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pen, according to 32BJ SEIU Vice President John Santos.  “The governor is holding two bills of ours right now,” Santos said…

Wall Street Wipe Out Crushes Working Families; Glimpses the Ugly Truth Behind Nation’s Rosy Unemployment Stats
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Wall Street Wipe Out Crushes Working Families; Glimpses the Ugly Truth Behind Nation’s Rosy Unemployment Stats

New York, NY – The new decade is starting off bleak this month, for building service workers in the heart of the Financial District who have either been fired outright — or forced to reapply for previously good jobs suddenly recast as paltry minimum wage gigs with zero benefits. But they and their union brothers…

NY/NJ Airport Workers: ‘We Need Health Insurance Now!’
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NY/NJ Airport Workers: ‘We Need Health Insurance Now!’

New York, NY – Low-wage workers who help move multitudes in and out of New York and New Jersey airports daily but still can’t afford the prohibitively high cost of private health insurance are hoping this is the year legislators on both sides of the Hudson confront tight-fisted employers.  On Tuesday, January 22, hundreds of…

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