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Teamsters Demonstrate for Safety in Food Processing Plants
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Teamsters Demonstrate for Safety in Food Processing Plants

New York, NY –  With deaths and sickness continuing across the industry, food supply chain workers call for safety measures to address Covid-19. On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Teamster food supply chain workers held protests in cities across the country to demand state governments and employers work together with unions to implement protections for food workers and the US…

NYC Labor Leaders Condemn Police Brutality; Push HERO Order
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NYC Labor Leaders Condemn Police Brutality; Push HERO Order

New York, NY – Phase 1 of the city’s reopening plan begins this week, but as social distancing restrictions ease, labor leaders are pushing a new order meant to protect people of color from systemic threats to their safety on the job and outside of work. While the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated just how vital…

Local 338 Grocery Store Workers to Shoppers: Please Help Us Keep Everyone Safe
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Local 338 Grocery Store Workers to Shoppers: Please Help Us Keep Everyone Safe

New York, NY – RWDSU/UFCW Local 338 is comprised almost entirely of essential workers, a great many of them helping to keep New Yorkers fed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges, workers, especially those in grocery stores, have not backed down. The nearly 100-year-old union representing them now hopes shoppers and companies will do…

REBNY President on Resuming Construction During Pandemic: ‘I think we will be in a good place in the near future.’
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REBNY President on Resuming Construction During Pandemic: ‘I think we will be in a good place in the near future.’

New York City is looking at a possible June 8th reopening of the Big Apple and a reopening of non-essential construction projects in the coming days and weeks that were previously put on hold.  “New Yorkers have worked so hard for this progress, but we must remain vigilant in this fight. I know we are…

32BJ, Nurses Unions React to Police Killing of George Floyd
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32BJ, Nurses Unions React to Police Killing of George Floyd

As millions of Americans sheltered in place in what many expected to be a sleepy Memorial Day — it became anything but after the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota cops went viral.   The latest killing of an unarmed Black citizen by police superseded the sacrifice of America’s war veterans in the minds of…

New Online Tool to Help Workers Easily Report Unsafe Conditions
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New Online Tool to Help Workers Easily Report Unsafe Conditions

The BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations, launched a new web tool on Wednesday to help workers across America safely and anonymously report unsafe work conditions, while also learning about workers’ rights and getting access to critical safety information during the COVID-19 pandemic. SafeJobChecklist.org launched at 11 a.m. and included…

Unions Determined to Secure $25 Billion Needed to Save US Postal Service
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Unions Determined to Secure $25 Billion Needed to Save US Postal Service

WASHINGTON—“The Postal Service doesn’t need any more debt,” says American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein. Speaking on a phone press conference May 27 with three other postal-worker union leaders and members, Dimondstein said the COVID-19 pandemic has put the Postal Service into a “double crisis”: Coping with a virus that has infected thousands of…

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