Municipal Government

Ironworker Receives Eight Million

December 7, 2016 
By Stephanie West

Chicago, IL -  On November 3, 2016, 12 jurors unanimously agreed to award Anthony Fonte, a 61-year-old Local 1 Union Iron Worker, a record-setting $8,000,000.00 jury verdict.This is the highest reported verdict in Illinois history for an adult male shoulder injury. The previous record was $3.8 million and that verdict was awarded in 2006.

Michigan Legislators Prepare Assault on Pensions

December 7, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Lansing, MI - In a move reminiscent of the way they pushed through a law banning the union shop in December 2012, Republican legislators in Michigan have introduced a raft of bills in their lame-duck session to cut retired public workers’ benefits.

Commission On Gender Equity Adds Commissiners

Decemember 6, 2016  
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -  Beverly Tillery and Beverly Cooper Neufeld have been appointed  to the New York City Commission on Gender Equity.

Trump's Carrier Deal Still Ships 1370 U.S. Jobs To Mexico

December 6, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham

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South Bend, IN - The Indiana AFL-CIO says it's cautiously optimistic about the deal struck by Trump and Carrier executives to save jobs.

More Of Unions ‘Giving Back’ To Their Communities:

December 6, 2016  
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Niagara Falls, NY - The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s (NOLC) 25th annual Labor’s Day for the Salvation Army/Red Kettle Day raised $1,675 during a one-day effort over the weekend, NOLC/United Way of Greater Niagara Labor Liaison Bill Jakobi tells

Introducing New Protections for Fast Food Workers

December 6, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Fighting fast food workers are poised to win new protections.

New York, NY - For the last four years, the mantra of fast food workers has been “$15 and a union” — this week, members of the New York City Council are introducing a new legislative package paving the way for “$15 and a non-profit organization.”

NYC Withholding Rent Subsidies For Repair Violations

Deceember 5, 2016 
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - New York City is withholding rent payments for tenants on public assistance in two buildings where the landlords have failed to repair hundreds of violations. The landlords are Jay Weiss, at 541 West 150 Street in Manhattan, and Agron Berisha, at 20 West 190th Street in the Bronx.

LaborPress Honors Six at Annual Labor Leadership Awards

December 5, 2016 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – LaborPress held its annual Labor Leadership Awards on Tuesday, November 29th, where it honored six leaders in the field of labor at the NYC District Council of Carpenters headquarters in downtown Manhattan. Matthew Aracich, Thomas Gesualdi, Jake Lemonda, Victoria Mitchell, Anthony Speelman, and Wayne Spence were the honorees.


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