Municipal Government

Damning Report About TPP

May 28, 2016
By Celeste Drake


New York, NY - This week, the U.S. International Trade Commission published a damning report about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade and economic agreement between the United States and 11 other countries. The report predicts the TPP will increase the job-killing U.S. trade deficit by a whopping $21.7 billion.

NLRB May Require Election for Employers to Refuse Unions

May 27, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Workers trying to organize a union generally can’t do it by card check—but employers that want to stop recognizing a union currently can.

California Teamsters Oppose Pot-Legalization Measure

May 27, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Sacramento, CA - The California branch of the Teamsters union has come out against a proposed ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in the state.

CSEA Western

May 26, 2016
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell   

Buffalo, NY - Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Western Region Six Leadership recently helped broker an agreement with a number of community partners on a Residential Parking Permit System in Buffalo’s Fruit Belt neighborhood, where Workers employed in the city’s growing Downtown Medical Corridor park their cars due to high parking ramp rates.

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.

May Labor History

May 25, 2016 
By Bill Hohlfeld

The Memorial Day Massacre of 1937

Chicago, Illinois - While great celebrations were taking place in San Francisco because of that city’s newest accomplishment – the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge, something quite different was taking place on the outskirts of Chicago on the Memorial Day weekend of 1937. Workers were being shot to death in what has come to be known as “The Memorial Day Massacre of 1937.”

Weekend ‘Family Day’ On The Picket Line In The Verizon Strike:

May 25, 2016 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  

Cheektowaga, NY - Saturday (May 21st) was Family Day on the picket line in the Buffalo Suburb of Cheektowaga, as a couple of hundred moms and dads and kids and dogs were joined by numerous representatives from Western New York’s Labor Unions in a grand show of support and solidarity for Striking Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Members.

“We’re Back At It”

May 24, 2016
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell

Buffalo, NY - Just 10 months after its Membership approved a new and retroactive contract, the Buffalo Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 31026 - which represents a shade more than 200 Workers at The Buffalo News - “is back at it,” according to Guild President Henry Davis, as new talks kicked off earlier this month.


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