Fremont, Calif.—The United Auto Workers filed a complaint against Tesla with the National Labor Relations Board Oct. 25, accusing the company of firing union supporters at its Fremont, California factory. “I worked hard for this company for five years, sometimes 72 hours a week—and never had any performance-related complaints,” worker Mike Williams said in a…
New York, NY – Ed Weber, president of Local 812, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, recently presided over a big win when Teamsters workers at Clare Rose, the Anheuser-Busch distributor on Long Island, voted to approve a new contract in July, after an 82-day strike.
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…