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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 By Michael Jordan MagnaCare Labor Bulletin: Affordable Care Act A Hot Topic for Presidential Candidates   What If They Repealed the Affordable Care Act?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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Won’t Let Rauner Rush Impasse

July 14, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Chicago, IL – The Illinois Labor Relations Board voted unanimously July 7 not to give Gov. Bruce Rauner a shortcut that would enable him to impose contract terms on state workers.

Larry Cary, Longtime Union Advocate
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Larry Cary, Longtime Union Advocate

May 25, 2016  By Silver Krieger New York, NY — Larry Cary, a Founding Partner in the firm of Cary Kane LLP, has a long history of involvement with and working for unions. Born in Arizona, he grew up in Brooklyn, where, he says, his family was among the very poorest in the community.

Trades Turn Out for Housing Protest
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Trades Turn Out for Housing Protest

Febraury 25, 2016 By Steven Wishnia  New York, NY – Chanting “Get up, get down, New York’s a union town” while being dusted with a cold drizzle, several hundred people rallied outside City Hall Park Feb. 23 to demand improvements in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing plan.

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LaborPress Health Summit Spotlights Insurance Changes

November 24, 2015 By Steven Wishnia U.S. health-insurance companies are moving away from a “fee for service” system, where doctors and hospitals get paid for the specific services they do, to a “pay for performance” system, where they get a flat fee for providing care, and make money if they come in under budget.

Shop Union Made
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Shop Union Made

November 23, 2015 By John Quinn, LaborPress USA Washington, DC- The AFL-CIO is encouraging union members to look for union-made goods and services when they buy for the holiday season. Given the volatile state of the economy — marked by huge job losses, declines in take-home pay, and increased costs — it makes more sense…

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