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New leadership at IUOE 701

August 25, 2016 
Reprinted:
Nwlaborpress

Salem, OR-  Gladstone headquartered Operating Engineers Local 701 is about to get a new set of leaders.  In mail ballots counted Aug. 4, James “Jimbo” Anderson defeated incumbent business manager Nelda Wilson 529 to 372. Anderson, a former president and longtime union organizer at Local 701, ran on a slate with a dozen other members, all but one of whom also won office, defeating incumbent officers.

Missouri Is Labor’s Biggest State Election Battleground

August 25, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

ST. Louis, MO - .Two thin lines have prevented Missouri from becoming the 27th state to outlaw the union shop: the thin blue line of Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto pen, and the thin red line of the 20 Republican state legislators who narrowly sustained that veto last year.

IBEW Local 97 & Organized Labor Recognized And Highly Praised By Governor Cuomo…

August 25, 2016 
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell   

Scriba NY - If you weren’t in attendance for the formal announcement Governor Andrew Cuomo made regarding the effort to save the James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Oswego County, you would have never known that International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 97 and Organized Labor in Central New York had played such an important role in the process.

‘Wait Till Next Year’ for $15 Minimum in Baltimore?

August 25, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Baltimore, MD - The Baltimore City Council has put aside a bill that would increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, but the measure might fare better next year.

Cilento Re-elected NYS AFL-CIO President

August 24, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY – Mario Cilento was re-elected unanimously by the delegates of the 33rd Constitutional Convention of the New York State AFL-CIO to a four year term as president. The election took plac at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City.

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie on the re-election of Mario Cilento as President of the New York State AFL-CIO

August 24, 2016 

Congratulations to Mario Cilento on his unanimous re-election to continue serving as president of the New York State AFL-CIO.

NYC Provides Protections for Veterans

August 24, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - On August 16th,  legislation was introduced by the New York City Council  that would amend the NYC Human Rights Law to include current or prior service in the uniformed services as a protected class in housing, employment and public accommodations.

Schrader's Overtime Legislation Would Take Overtime Protections from Working People

August 24, 2016 
By Kenneth Quinnell
Reprinted:
aflcio.org

Washington, DC - Overtime rules can be a powerful way to prevent working people from getting overworked without getting paid more for their additional effort.


 

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