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This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn; More on the Spectrum Strike; FDNY Deaths, and Airport Raises
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, Multimedia, Municipal Government, National, Retail, Transportation

This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn; More on the Spectrum Strike; FDNY Deaths, and Airport Raises

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we’re talking about the #CountMeIn movement with Campaign Director Michael Hellstrom and the the fight against so-called “open shop” development in NYC; United Firefighters Association President Gerard Fitzgerald joins us to discuss the latest tragic deaths to hit the FDNY, as well as the problems of trying to…

Cynthia Nixon’s Anti-Worker Approach to Campaigning
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Transportation

Cynthia Nixon’s Anti-Worker Approach to Campaigning

New York, NY – Cynthia Nixon, candidate for New York State Governor,  has taken an unusually anti-union approach to campaigning.  Nixon’s statements towards workers are hostile and antagonistic. She clearly has little knowledge about the issues and industries of New York. In addition, she consistently sounds ignorant of the role of a Governor and state…

Angry Taxi Drivers Mourn the Dead — And Organize
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Transportation

Angry Taxi Drivers Mourn the Dead — And Organize

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Holding white carnations and “Stop the Race to the Bottom” signs, about 150 taxi drivers rallied on the steps of City Hall March 28. They were mourning Nicanor Ochisor—the fourth financially strapped cabbie to commit suicide in the last four months—and demanding that the city do something to stop the industry’s decimation by…

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