New York, NY – On Wednesday, October 18, members of the Transport Workers Union of America held a massive demonstration in Times Square to protest American Airlines’ outsourcing of U. S. jobs.
Albany, NY – Norsk Titanium, the world’s first FAA-approved supplier of aerospace-grade structural titanium components is expanding its opations in New York State. Components will be manufactorsd at the Plattsburgh facility for Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, and other aerospace companies.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—With plummeting medallion values threatening hundreds of yellow-cab owners with bankruptcy, City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez is introducing a bill that would let owners operate two taxis off one medallion.
Syracuse, NY – The first phase of a $48.8 million construction project to transform Syracuse Hancock International Airport into a modern-day facility has begun. The project includes a reconstruction of the terminal building increasing the facility to 14,500 square feet. Construction is scheduled to conclude in the fall of 2018.
New York, NY – On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we introduce you to “Fire”, a new off- Broadway play performing this month based on the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, and “iWalk4Meso”, the new campaign to combat mesothelioma, an insidious disease afflicting thousands of workers each year. We also discuss the future…
The AFL-CIO has sent a letter to all U.S. House of Representatives and Senators expressing concern that the repeal of the Jones Act could destroy the U.S. maritime industry. Without the protection of the Jones Act, foreign ships and crews would replace Americans in the shipping industry.
New York, NY – Like a war zone with most of the island still without power. That’s how Teamsters Local 445 truck driver Daniel Maldonado, 40, described the scene in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday night — three weeks after Category 4 Hurricane Maria smacked the island with 155-mile-per-hour winds.
New York, NY – The 6th Annual Heroes of Labor Awards was held on Thursday, October 5th, at the EmblemHealth Headquarters in Lower Manhattan. EmblemHealth and LaborPress are joint presenters, with the awards going to those “who go beyond the call of duty,” and “give their time and energy in an extraordinary manner to advocate…
James Conigliaro Jr. is the founder of the Independent Drivers Guild, a nonprofit organization representing app-based drivers and fighting for a fair for-hire vehicle industry. Last year, the IDG became the first drivers’ group to sign an agreement with Uber to provide basic worker protections and a voice in the workplace.
Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—Almost 20 years after they first tried to form a union, the workers at Wismettac Asian Foods voted 75-22 on Sept. 19 to join Teamsters Local 630 in Los Angeles. The Teamsters had begun organizing warehouse workers and drivers in April, and added clerks and temporary workers after the company, trying to…