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Empty Cabs Force Drivers to Push for Wider Employment Benefits, Revised Pay
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Empty Cabs Force Drivers to Push for Wider Employment Benefits, Revised Pay

NEW YORK, N.Y.—A veteran cabbie might say, “there’s no money out there.” With millions of city residents staying in and tourists’ travel curtailed by the coronavirus epidemic, taxi drivers’ incomes have collapsed, from yellow-cab owners to Uber and Lyft drivers. And as drivers are generally considered independent contractors, they don’t have most of the safety-net…

Senate Republicans Block Emergency Paid-Sick-Leave Bill
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Senate Republicans Block Emergency Paid-Sick-Leave Bill

WASHINGTON—With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. nearing 1,200 on Mar. 11, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) stalled an attempt to expedite a bill that would require employers to give workers 14 days of paid sick leave in case of a public-health emergency. Alexander, chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, blocked…

Wage Theft, Tax Fraud, Trump’s Labor Spies And Much More…
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Wage Theft, Tax Fraud, Trump’s Labor Spies And Much More…

WATCH: On the latest episode of Labor This Week, show host Mark Harrison takes a look at the newly-released report detailing outrageous levels of wage theft and fraud occurring within the construction industry today. Harrison then turns to the deadly cost middle-aged workers across all sectors are paying in the race to the bottom, as…

Frontline Airport Workers Intensify Push for Healthy Terminals Act in Face of Coronavirus Fears
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Frontline Airport Workers Intensify Push for Healthy Terminals Act in Face of Coronavirus Fears

Queens, NY – As alarm over the novel coronavirus outbreak continues, beleaguered airport workers rallied on Wednesday in Richmond Hill for the Healthy Terminals Act [HTA]. Introduced months ahead of the epidemic in May 2019, the HTA legislation would give airport workers who are constantly on the frontlines during major pandemics quality-affordable healthcare, according to…

Crowley Has the Most Union Endorsements Going into Queens BP Special Election
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Crowley Has the Most Union Endorsements Going into Queens BP Special Election

Queens, NY – With 16 union endorsements, former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) is leading the field as a candidate in the upcoming Queens Borough President special election. Crowley’s most recent endorsements come from the Uniformed Firefighters Association, the Uniformed Fire Officers Association and the Police Benevolent Association of New York City, which is the…

The Future of Construction is Here – And American Workers Are Being Cut Out of It
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The Future of Construction is Here – And American Workers Are Being Cut Out of It

New York, NY – Industry insiders are calling the tallest modular hotel in the world a “milestone” and a “game-changing symbol” — what they are not talking about is how the 26-story building rising 360 feet over Sixth Avenue, along with other similar developments around town, are shutting out American workers on their own soil. …

Hope on the Horizon for NY’s Misclassified Workers?
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Hope on the Horizon for NY’s Misclassified Workers?

New York, NY – Before trade unionists intervened on their behalf earlier this month, more than 40 Latino construction workers classified as “independent contractors” and routinely paid out of a plastic bag at worksites in Manhattan and Brooklyn, felt like they had nowhere to turn when their boss decided to withhold more $89,000 in wages….

Trump’s NLRB Deals New Blow to Workers with ‘Joint Employer’ Rule
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Trump’s NLRB Deals New Blow to Workers with ‘Joint Employer’ Rule

WASHINGTON—A new National Labor Relations board rule published Feb. 26 will make it much more difficult for workers to organize unions or challenge labor-law violations if they are hired by a franchise, contractor, or temporary staffing agency. The rule, which will go into effect April 27, nullifies a 2015 NLRB decision that expanded when companies…

Financial Restitution Owed Taxi Owner-Drivers
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Financial Restitution Owed Taxi Owner-Drivers

“Substantial financial restitution is owed to yellow taxi owner-drivers devastated by the city’s recklessness throughout Bloomberg’s tenure. This lawsuit is the first potential avenue toward that resolution. It is long overdue, and we hope this is just the beginning of the support drivers receive as we continue our fight for debt forgiveness and lesser monthly mortgages.  “The…

CWA Calls on Dems to Cut Off Pro Act Opponents
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CWA Calls on Dems to Cut Off Pro Act Opponents

WASHINGTON—Saying the seven House Democrats who voted against the Protecting the Right to Organize Act earlier this month had “betrayed the fundamental principle of the Democratic Party,” the Communications Workers of America is urging the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to cut off campaign support for them. “Ever since Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal,…

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