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Union Advocates Fight To Expand 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund As Deadline Looms
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Union Advocates Fight To Expand 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund As Deadline Looms

New York, NY – Union members were out in full force on Wednesday near the 9/11 Memorial Park to rally in support of the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, a piece of legislation that would extend financial benefits to survivors and first responders who lived, worked,…

Musicians’ Pension Fund Says It’s Going Broke
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Musicians’ Pension Fund Says It’s Going Broke

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Retired musicians are joining truckers and miners in singing the financial blues. The American Federation of Musicians and Employers’ Pension Fund announced May 24, that it is applying to the Treasury Department to reduce benefits on the grounds that it has entered “critical and declining” status.  That “means the Fund is projected to…

Extended Deadline For Enhanced Construction Safety Training Called ‘Unfortunate’, But Necessary
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Extended Deadline For Enhanced Construction Safety Training Called ‘Unfortunate’, But Necessary

New York, NY – In the fall of 2017, just before the City Council passed a new construction safety bill requiring additional hours of safety training, then Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the legislative body was not going to sit around and watch workers die. But the deaths have continued, nonetheless. On May 18, a construction…

Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Challenge Trump To Be ‘Responsible’
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Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Challenge Trump To Be ‘Responsible’

New York, NY – Trade unionists outraged that the Trump organization is using poorly paid, untrained workers to restore the facade at 40 Wall Street rallied outside the historic building on Friday afternoon demanding that the current president “act like a responsible owner.”  “This kind of stuff can’t go on — they have to act…

Labor In America- Who Do We Want To Be?
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Labor In America- Who Do We Want To Be?

As most of you are probably aware, May is Labor History Month. Our roots, as America’s workers, are explored from the birth of “Mother” Jones in 1830, to that first May Day march of 1886, followed by the tragic Haymarket bombing. Miners, teachers, machinists, and railway workers all celebrate significant anniversaries in the month 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…

After Medallion Loan-Fraud Exposé, NYWA Calls On City To Help Drivers
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After Medallion Loan-Fraud Exposé, NYWA Calls On City To Help Drivers

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The New York Times’ exposé of massive fraud and predatory loan practices in the taxi-medallion business didn’t shock the union representing yellow-cab drivers. “We’ve been sounding the alarm on the crisis of suicides, foreclosures, and bankruptcies among our city’s professional drivers for years,” New York Taxi Workers Alliance executive director Bhairavi Desai said in a…

The Working Theater Keeps The Spotlight On The People
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The Working Theater Keeps The Spotlight On The People

New York, NY – Worker issues usually don’t bubble up and take centerstage in this town until there is a job action or strike — but the Working Theater is on a dedicated mission to shake up that paradigm, continually cultivating fresh new voices from within the labor community and bringing them straight to working…

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