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CWA: A Leader with a Winning Strategy in 2016

January 2, 2016 By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Publisher Washington, DC – On April 13, 2016, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers, members of the Communications Workers of America began striking for 45 days. While this was one of the largest strikes in recent history it was also considered very successful for a labor organization and its members….

Columbia Graduate Assistants Vote to Join UAW
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Columbia Graduate Assistants Vote to Join UAW

December 19, 2016   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel New York, NY – Graduate teaching and research assistants at Columbia University in New York have voted to be represented by the United Auto Workers, the union announced Dec. 9, with more than 70% voting yes. The National Labor Relations Board paved the way for the…

UAW to Honeywell: Address Health Care
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UAW to Honeywell: Address Health Care

November 6, 2016  By Jerry Cohen, LaborPress USA South Bend, IN- UAW members who are locked out at Honeywell Aerospace facilities in South Bend, Indiana, and Green Island, New York, say it is time for the corporation to get serious about its substandard health care offer. Locked out UAW members of Local 9 (South Bend)…

2016 LaborPress Labor Leadership Award Winner
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2016 LaborPress Labor Leadership Award Winner

November 4, 2016 By Steven Wishnia Tommy Gesualdi, Teamster for Life Lake Success, NY – “I’ve been around the Teamsters all my life,” says Tommy Gesualdi, president of Local 282 since 2009. His grandfather John was the local’s 23rd member when it was founded in 1915 as the Building Teamsters Union, representing teamsters who hauled…

NYC Domestic Violence Awareness
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NYC Domestic Violence Awareness

October 28, 2016  By Stephanie West New York, NY – New York City has initiated an agressive campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. “Domestic violence often takes place behind closed doors, but its impact reverberates to every member of our NYC family. When a woman, man or child is put in danger by their…

Law and Politics, Uncategorized

October 18, 2016  By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The author of this Labor Perspective: Donald Trump and the ‘Real Meaning’ of Taxes, is Ove Overmyer (Pictured Above/Photo Courtesy of Overmyer Via the Social Network Facebook), who serves as Media Officer for Western Region 6 of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA).  You…

ATU Recommends A Strategic Approach to Bus Public Transit
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ATU Recommends A Strategic Approach to Bus Public Transit

October 18, 2016  
By Corey Bearak The Public Ought To Know Queens, NY – In part two of this four part series of The Public Ought To Know we explored changes to MTA policies that allows management decisions that take buses and bus operators out of service and better use of Select Bus Service (SBS)…

September Labor Bulletin
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September Labor Bulletin

September 17, 2016  By Michael Jordan MagnaCare Labor Bulletin: Affordable Care Act A Hot Topic for Presidential Candidates   What If They Repealed the Affordable Care Act? Unions and other plan sponsors continue to grapple with healthcare cost spikes in response to rising drug prices and added costs associated with expanded coverage for more Americans….

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The Reason for Labor Day

September 10, 2016 By Linda Gilleson Butte, Montana – The first national Labor Day was in 1894. Many of us have forgotten the goal of the early Labor Day celebrations: “to demonstrate the strength and esprit de corps” of organized labor. In recent years I’ve come to celebrate the union movement, for all of its…

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