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AFA Leader: Unions Are Taking A New Approach To Presidential Endorsements
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AFA Leader: Unions Are Taking A New Approach To Presidential Endorsements

New York, NY – The International Association of Fire Fighters [IAFF] may have already put their eggs in Senator Joe Biden’s basket, just as the NY Hotel & Motel Trades Council has done for Mayor Bill de Blasio — but we shouldn’t expect to see more unions rushing to endorse candidates for the 2020 Presidential…

Happy 4th Of July: ‘If They’re Against Unions – F&%k ’em!’
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Happy 4th Of July: ‘If They’re Against Unions – F&%k ’em!’

New York, NY – “You can’t love your union and love Trump.”  Last week’s Federal Hall rally to save “Scabby The Rat” from the National Labor Relations Board’s [NLRB] bid to stick a pin in him on Staten Island, crystalized the threat to fundamental free speech rights that efforts to ban the union balloon actually…

Labor Can ‘Move Mountains’ And Help ‘Close The Camps’, Demonstrators Say
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Labor Can ‘Move Mountains’ And Help ‘Close The Camps’, Demonstrators Say

Brooklyn, NY – Grassroots activists demonstrating outside Senator Chuck Schumer’s Prospect Park West apartment building on Tuesday night said the American Labor Movement has the power to “move mountains” and bring about a swift end to the abuse of children being held inside detention centers along the nation’s southern border. “Labor’s been the backbone of…

Judge Upholds Labor’s First Amendment Right To Deploy ‘Scabby The Rat’ In ShopRite Dispute
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Judge Upholds Labor’s First Amendment Right To Deploy ‘Scabby The Rat’ In ShopRite Dispute

New York, NY – “Scabby The Rat” will not be silenced! For the second time in as many months, a federal judge has upheld Construction & General Building Laborers Local 79’s First Amendment right to use the inflatable cartoon character in an ongoing labor dispute on Staten Island.  For months, Local 79 has been employing…

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IAM Organizes IKEA Workers

Washington DC – A group of 186  IKEA workers in Joliet and Minooka, Illinois voted union on June 19th. These employees of  IKEA  will be proud members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).  This organizing initiative is one of several campaigns to organize IKEA workers across the country. The IAM has…

Unions Hail Major New Agreement On Tenant Protections
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Unions Hail Major New Agreement On Tenant Protections

NEW YORK, N.Y.— New York State’s legislative leaders announced June 11 that they had reached agreement on an omnibus bill they said would “give New Yorkers the strongest tenant protections in history.” The bill would greatly strengthen protections for tenants in the roughly 1 million apartments covered by the state’s rent-stabilization system, more than half of…

McDonald’s Hit With A Slew Of New Sexual Harassment Charges As Unionization Fight Continues
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McDonald’s Hit With A Slew Of New Sexual Harassment Charges As Unionization Fight Continues

New York, NY – Could a new wave of sexual harassment charges leveled at the mighty McDonald’s corporate empire finally open the door to unionization? Fight for $15 advocates are hoping it does.  McDonald’s worker across the globe have won the right to unionize — that includes employees in China, Japan, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy…

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