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Fair Media Opposes Cablevision Sale to Altice

February 13, 2016
By Tara Jessup
Long Island, NY - The Fair Media Council is now opposing the proposed acquisition of Cablevision by Luxembourg-based Altice NV, citing grave concern for the public interest, public safety and the local economy.

Take Back the Economy - Fight for $15

February 12, 2016
By Deborah Axt, Make the Road

New York, NY - The Fight for $15 is simple: No individual – and definitely no parent raising a child – can live on $9 an hour, New York’s minimum wage today. And no one who works hard every day should have to struggle to make ends meet. But that’s exactly what over 3 million people in New York who earn less than $15 an hour are forced to do. It isn’t right and it has to stop.

William Lucy on How We Win: Union

February 12, 2016
By Michael Byrne
Reprinted:
http://www.afscme.org

Washington, DC - Former AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer William Lucy returned to the union’s headquarters Feb. 8 to celebrate Black History Month, declaring that low-wage jobs are the new slavery and that unions – particularly AFSCME – are powerful instruments that can bring people together and elevate dignity and respect for all working people.

TVA Unions Try to Stop Pension Cuts

February 12, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel 

Chattanooga, Tenn - Unions representing Tennessee Valley Authority workers have asked Congress to block planned cuts in pensions for its more than 10,000 current workers and 23,700 retirees.

Postal Workers Say PowerPoint Proves Privatization Plans

February 12, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel 

Washington, DC - The American Postal Workers Union says a confidential document revealed during National Labor Relations Board proceedings involving the Staples office-supply chain proves that the U.S. Postal Service plans to privatize most services.

Carwash Worker Dies On the Job

February 11, 2016
By Rocío Valerio, Labor Director New York Communities for Change

New York, NY - William "El Toro" Gomez, a carwash worker from E. 174th St. and Webster Ave., passed out at the car wash on Sunday January 31st. He was hospitalized and released at 5 in the morning on Tuesday February 2nd. Two hours later he was found dead. William's passing is extremely tragic, and we want to support Gomez's family in El Salvador.

How TPP Could Make Our Economy Worse

February 11, 2016
By Celeste Drake
Reprinted:
http://www.aflcio.org 

Washington, DC - The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called “trade deal” that could cost 448,000 U.S. jobs, suppress U.S. wages, and irreparably weaken our democracy and sovereignty.

January Adds 151,000 Jobs

February 11, 2016
By Kenneth Quinnell 

Reprinted: http://www.aflcio.org

Washington, DC - The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January and unemployment was 4.9%, slightly less than December's 5%, according to figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This continues the record string of months with job growth.


 

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