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June 2, 2016 By Maria Castaneda, Secretary Treasurer of 1199SEIU As healthcare workers, we care for patients who suffer from the effects of pollution and who are victims of superstorms which are becoming more extreme because of climate change. We also live and raise our children in communities, from the Rockaways to the Finger Lakes,…

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Preparing for a Trump Administration

November 16, 2016   By Bill Lipton, NY Working Families Party Washington, DC – The entire team at WFP has been struggling with some of the same questions, fears, and immense pain that I know many of you have been struggling with too. For the second time in sixteen years, the Electoral College — a mechanism…

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NYC’s Economic Outlook Continues Strong

New York, NY — New York City’s economy picked up in the spring and summer of 2017, according to a new analysis from New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. The new quarterly report found economic growth of 3.3% in the second quarter of this year — more than double the growth from the same quarter last year.

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State Workers’ Comp Board Eyes Benefit Cuts for Permanent Injuries

New York, N.Y.—In less than two weeks, the state Workers Compensation Board will release revised guidelines for judging how much people are disabled by on-the-job injuries—and those revisions are expected “to slash compensation for permanent injuries to limbs,” warns the Workers Compensation Alliance, a group of about 150 lawyers and law firms who represent injured…

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IAM&AW Thinks Big While Keeping Things Small

August 16, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Brooklyn, NY – With four new contracts all sewn up, three others pending or in negotiations, and over 600 additional members added over the last 12 months, the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM&AW]) District 15 appears to have its organizing engine firing on all cylinders.

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July 4, 2017  Bill Hohlfeld Last night on “Blue Collar Buzz,” we spotlighted the Homestead Lockout. Henry Clay Frick refused his workers the right to come to work and make a living. He forced them to choose between having a job and having a union. The men chose their union and paid as heavy a…

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