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Labor/Environmental Coalition Backs Commercial Waste Zone System
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Labor/Environmental Coalition Backs Commercial Waste Zone System

New York, NY – A diverse coalition of New Yorkers rallied on the steps of City Hall, late last week, alongside members of the City Council in advance of same-day testimony at a City Council hearing on legislation to reform the private carting industry. The Thursday rally included sanitation workers and environmental justice, safe streets,…

Outgoing USW President Leo Gerard PO’ed Going Into Retirement; Slams Democrats
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Outgoing USW President Leo Gerard PO’ed Going Into Retirement; Slams Democrats

New York, NY – Over his many years in leadership, United Steelworkers head Leo Gerard often got PO’ed thinking about how workers are treated. Heading into retirement later this summer, Gerard told LaborPress, “I’m leaving now, and things are not very good — and I’m still pissed off.” “We’ve got greater income inequality, we’ve got…

AFA Head Downplays Labor’s Green New Deal Opposition
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AFA Head Downplays Labor’s Green New Deal Opposition

New York, NY – The head of the union representing flight attendants in the U.S. isn’t buying the idea that organized labor doesn’t support the Green New Deal.  “I don’t really buy the argument that there’re unions that are against it,” Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants [AFA] recently told LaborPress….

NEW Hosts Annual Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon
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NEW Hosts Annual Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon

New York, NY – Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) held its Annual Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan on Thursday, June 20. Honorees included Jay Badame, AECOM Tishman, Laura Vulaj, SL Green Realty Corp., Lenny Legotte, International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local One, and Mellissa Brotherson, Plumbers Local Union…

Federal Judge Prohibits Alleged Slowdown at American Airlines
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Federal Judge Prohibits Alleged Slowdown at American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Tex.—Federal District Judge John McBryde issued a temporary restraining order June 14 barring the two unions that represent American Airlines mechanics from abetting a slowdown, including refusing to work overtime. The Transport Workers Union and the International Association of Machinists have both denied encouraging a slowdown, but American told the court that in…

Airport Contractor Cheats Workers
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Airport Contractor Cheats Workers

BOSTON, MASS.  – Local 32BJ has alleged nonpayment of wages and earned sick time violations against Flight Services & Systems Inc. FSS is an Ohio-based company that provides non-TSA related security, wheelchair assistance, and other services for airlines. As a result of an investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, citations totaling $74,250 in penalties…

Musicians’ Pension Fund Says It’s Going Broke
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Musicians’ Pension Fund Says It’s Going Broke

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Retired musicians are joining truckers and miners in singing the financial blues. The American Federation of Musicians and Employers’ Pension Fund announced May 24, that it is applying to the Treasury Department to reduce benefits on the grounds that it has entered “critical and declining” status.  That “means the Fund is projected to…

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