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Keep The Cap? TLC To Hold Hearings As Struggling Drivers Remain In Crisis
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Keep The Cap? TLC To Hold Hearings As Struggling Drivers Remain In Crisis

New York, NY – Lal Singh, a 63-year-old diabetic cab driver from Hicksville, Long Island recently returned to work after spending two weeks recuperating from a serious foot infection. Both Singh’s doctor and family thought he needed more rest and objected to his return. But as Singh told LaborPress last week, “I had to pay…

Now Playing: ‘At War’ (En Guerre) – The Movie Every American Trade Unionist Should See!
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Now Playing: ‘At War’ (En Guerre) – The Movie Every American Trade Unionist Should See!

New York, NY – “At War” (En Guerre) is a gripping new French language movie about the struggles of trade unionists trying to save 1,100 jobs after the profitable factory where they work announces immediate plans to shut down. It opens Friday night, July 19, at the Village East Cinema on 2nd Avenue, and is…

Héctor J. Figueroa: ‘Only The Good Die Young’
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Héctor J. Figueroa: ‘Only The Good Die Young’

New York, NY – I dunno, but after the sudden death of 32BJ President  Héctor J. Figueroa late Thursday evening and Donald J. Trump’s plan to raid working families in 10 American cities over the weekend, I can’t help thinking that, indeed, “only the good die young.” Maybe, you’re thinking the same thing. I didn’t…

‘Where Were You When Children Were Being Stripped From The Hands Of Their Mothers?’
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‘Where Were You When Children Were Being Stripped From The Hands Of Their Mothers?’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Facing the back side of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices with chants of “Close the camps” and a forest of orange and white electric candlelights, more than 1,000 people rallied in lower Manhattan July 12, to protest what 32BJ SEIU called “the inhumane detention practices and brutal immigration policies of the Trump…

Trump’s Labor Secretary Quits Amidst Creepy Sex Scandal
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Trump’s Labor Secretary Quits Amidst Creepy Sex Scandal

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta resigned July 12, three days after the indictment of multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein on charges of sexually abusing scores of underage girls drew renewed scrutiny to the lenient plea deal Acosta gave him as a federal prosecutor in Miami in 2008. President Donald Trump said that Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick…

Teamsters Survey Rank And File With An Eye On 2020 Presidential Election
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Teamsters Survey Rank And File With An Eye On 2020 Presidential Election

New York, NY – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is asking members throughout the country to start seriously thinking about the 2020 field of presidential candidates and the issues that matter most to their working lives.  An online survey launched on June 27, at Teamsters2020.com quickly garnered responses from IBT members in 41 states within…

AFA Leader: Unions Are Taking A New Approach To Presidential Endorsements
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AFA Leader: Unions Are Taking A New Approach To Presidential Endorsements

New York, NY – The International Association of Fire Fighters [IAFF] may have already put their eggs in Senator Joe Biden’s basket, just as the NY Hotel & Motel Trades Council has done for Mayor Bill de Blasio — but we shouldn’t expect to see more unions rushing to endorse candidates for the 2020 Presidential…

Happy 4th Of July: ‘If They’re Against Unions – F&%k ’em!’
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Happy 4th Of July: ‘If They’re Against Unions – F&%k ’em!’

New York, NY – “You can’t love your union and love Trump.”  Last week’s Federal Hall rally to save “Scabby The Rat” from the National Labor Relations Board’s [NLRB] bid to stick a pin in him on Staten Island, crystalized the threat to fundamental free speech rights that efforts to ban the union balloon actually…

Labor Can ‘Move Mountains’ And Help ‘Close The Camps’, Demonstrators Say
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Labor Can ‘Move Mountains’ And Help ‘Close The Camps’, Demonstrators Say

Brooklyn, NY – Grassroots activists demonstrating outside Senator Chuck Schumer’s Prospect Park West apartment building on Tuesday night said the American Labor Movement has the power to “move mountains” and bring about a swift end to the abuse of children being held inside detention centers along the nation’s southern border. “Labor’s been the backbone of…

UFCW Organizing Toronto Uber Drivers
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UFCW Organizing Toronto Uber Drivers

TORONTO, Canada – United Food and Commercial Workers Canada are organizing hundreds of Toronto Uber drivers. According to the Washington, D.C.-based think tank Economic Policy Institute, Uber drivers earn less than $10 an hour once commissions, vehicle expenses, and self-employment taxes are factored in. Low pay continues to be a driving factor for drivers to organize. Uber and…

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