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LaborPress Honors Five At Leadership Awards Reception
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LaborPress Honors Five At Leadership Awards Reception

New York, NY — LaborPress recently held its annual Leadership Awards Reception in midtown Manhattan. The honorees included Angelo Angelone, president, New York Concrete Workers District Council, LiUNA, Rebecca Damon, president, New York Local, SAG-AFTRA, Kim Medina, executive director, District Council 1707, AFCSME, Michael Smith, president, Local 810, IBT, and Patricia White, president, Local 764, IATSE….

Related Cos. Greed, Charter/Spectrum Greed – ‘It’s The Same Fight!’
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Related Cos. Greed, Charter/Spectrum Greed – ‘It’s The Same Fight!’

New York, NY – This week, thousands of trade unionists flood East 23rd Street in support of IBEW Local 3 workers and their more than 20-month strike against Cable-TV titan Charter/Spectrum — but the Building Trades’ ongoing battle against another corporate behemoth threatening good middle class jobs on the West Side of Manhattan got lots…

NY LaGuardia Airport Construction Moves Towards Completion
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NY LaGuardia Airport Construction Moves Towards Completion

Queens, NY – Phase one of the $8 billion transformation of LaGuardia Airport has been completed. LGA’s Terminal B, with 250,000 square-foot light-filled concourse is now open for business. This section of the future airport will house 18 gates and will be occupied by Air Canada, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. “The opening of the…

Canadian Auto Workers Walk Out After GM Announces Plant Closing
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Canadian Auto Workers Walk Out After GM Announces Plant Closing

OSHAWA, Ontario—Workers at the General Motors plant here walked out Nov. 26 after the company announced it was one of five that will be closed by the end of 2019. “They are not closing our damn plant without one hell of a fight,” Unifor President Jerry Dias told a rally outside the factory. The closing…

‘623 Lives Matter’ Teamsters Warn Union Leaders Are Making It Easy For Right to Work Zealots
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‘623 Lives Matter’ Teamsters Warn Union Leaders Are Making It Easy For Right to Work Zealots

New York, NY – This weekend, the threat of a possible Teamsters strike against UPS Freight looms large — but there’s another union battle being waged in the City of Brotherly that advocates for workplace democracy say must be won in order to beat back anti-labor forces bent on extending devastating Right to-Work laws nationwide.

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