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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…

Sheet Metal Apprentice Stays on the Job During the Pandemic Helping to Strengthen Area Hospitals
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Sheet Metal Apprentice Stays on the Job During the Pandemic Helping to Strengthen Area Hospitals

New York, NY – Amanda Filpo is on the verge of completing her five-year apprenticeship as a Local 28 Sheet Metal worker — and she’s earned it.  Filpo graduated from the Nontraditional Employment for Women [NEW] Building Trades program nearly seven years ago, and will be becoming a mechanic in August.  She continues working 10-…

NYC Carpenters Put 1,000 Bags of Groceries into the Hands of Families Struggling During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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NYC Carpenters Put 1,000 Bags of Groceries into the Hands of Families Struggling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New York, NY – The NYC & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters [NYCDCC] recently partnered with Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens to donate 1,000 bags of groceries and food vouchers to more than 1,500 families in need in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Approximately, 20 members of the union — all of them proud Brooklynites — volunteered…

LaborPress Q&A with Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants President
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LaborPress Q&A with Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants President

New York, NY – Flight attendants are on the front lines during the coronavirus crisis. LaborPress sat down with Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants – CWA, AFL-CIO, to learn more about what they are dealing with – and what the union is doing to help. LP: What are some major…

Two Worldwide Pandemics Can’t Stop Retired UFT Educator as She Celebrates her 100th!
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Two Worldwide Pandemics Can’t Stop Retired UFT Educator as She Celebrates her 100th!

Queens, NY – New York is toasting a retired public school teacher who, at 100 years old, has lived through two global pandemics. United Federation of Teachers [UFT] member Luisa Ceci Jacobson celebrated her centennial on May 10, with friends and family forming a cavalcade of cars honking horns and cheering the Italian emigre outside…

West Coast App Drivers Take to the Streets to Confront Uber and Lyft’s Assault on Worker Protections
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West Coast App Drivers Take to the Streets to Confront Uber and Lyft’s Assault on Worker Protections

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Uber and Lyft’s refusal to accept the new California law intended to define their drivers as employees has had one harsh consequence. Many who lost income or have been unable to work because of the COVID-19 virus epidemic have also been unable to get unemployment benefits. “We can’t apply for unemployment because we’re…

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