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Laborers Local 79 Confront Worker Exploitation at Beekman St. Construction Site
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Laborers Local 79 Confront Worker Exploitation at Beekman St. Construction Site

New York, NY – On Friday morning, Sept. 18, employees of SL Green Realty Corporation arrived at the corporate headquarters at 420 Lexington Avenue to find a big rat inflated outside the main entrance. This comes only a few days after their ceremonial ribbon cutting celebration for the proud opening of one of the city’s…

Rebound And Rebuild: New York City Workers Will Do What We Do Best
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Rebound And Rebuild: New York City Workers Will Do What We Do Best

New York, NY – With the unofficial end to summer behind us and Labor Day in the past, our city is tasked with the pressures of an economic downfall and the hopeful rebuild to save our city before the year’s end. Although hopeful, the average worker is faced with the current dilemma of an unemployment…

Workers Circle to Look at ‘Organizing to Win in the 21st Century’
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Workers Circle to Look at ‘Organizing to Win in the 21st Century’

New York, NY – On Sept. 8, Ann Toback, CEO of Workers Circle, will host a special Labor Day Webinar called “Labor Day 2020: Organizing to Win in the 21st Century.” The event takes place between 2-3 p.m. The Workers Circle is a social justice organization that powers progressive Jewish identity through Jewish cultural engagement,…

Bosses Failing to Protect NY Workers From COVID-19 Could Face New Fines
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Bosses Failing to Protect NY Workers From COVID-19 Could Face New Fines

New York, NY—New York State Senator Michael Gianaris (D, WF) on Wednesday, stood with public and private sector workers to announce a new bill that will set up enforceable standards for workplace safety and carry penalties for employers who violate the standards. (Watch Video Below) Senator Gianaris made the announcement outside Bellevue Hospital as numerous…

APWU’s Western NY Area Local 183 Prez: ‘Everyone Needs to be Vigilant and Respectful of Others’
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APWU’s Western NY Area Local 183 Prez: ‘Everyone Needs to be Vigilant and Respectful of Others’

New York, NY – US Postal Service veteran Lori Cash is president of the American Postal Workers Union – Western New York Area Local 183 and a third-generation postal worker.   “I had family working at the Postal Service and I remember them telling me what a great thing it was to get into. That…

Postmaster’s Rationale for Removing Vital Sorting Machines Falls Apart
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Postmaster’s Rationale for Removing Vital Sorting Machines Falls Apart

New York, NY – The US Postal Service under Trump-installed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is asking the American public to believe that removing nearly 700 mail processing machines from plants nationwide is just a “routine” cost-saving measure — and not a brazen attempt to steal the 2020 Presidential Election two months ahead of the vote. …

Returning Workers Still Question Workplace Safety As Pandemic Continues
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Returning Workers Still Question Workplace Safety As Pandemic Continues

New York, NY – Three weeks into Phase 4 of the city’s reopening plan and more workers are making their way back to the job. While many have welcomed the opportunity to return after months of COVID-19 quarantine, they still have questions about the safety guidelines and protocols that their employers should be implementing to…

Mourning Labor Leaders Warn: ‘We Must Build a Better World’
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Mourning Labor Leaders Warn: ‘We Must Build a Better World’

New York, NY – Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, joined National Nurses United President Jean Ross, RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum and frontline workers for the Jewish Labor Committee’s national day of mourning held July 28. “The coronavirus was real for the people that I represent before it was on the…

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