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IAM President Tom Buffenbarger Steps Down

November 27, 2015
By Neal Tepel, LaborPress USA

Washington DC -- General Vice President Bob Martinez, Jr. will succeed current IAM President Tom Buffenbarger. Buffenbarger steps down on Jan. 1, 2016 after a 45-year career that spans service as a local IAM Shop Steward to more than 18 years as the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) top elected official.

Walmart Workers Demonstrate on Black Friday

November 27, 2015
By Neal Tepel, LaborPress USA

New York, NY - Walmart workers demonstrated again this year on 'Black Friday', November 27th. Working conditions at the stores, $15 per hour minimum wage, and more full-time work for those who want it, remain the issues.

Nine Striking Workers Lose Jobs at Newark, JFK Airports

November 26, 2015
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Nine nonunion workers who participated in a 24-hour strike at seven airports to demand better pay and conditions were fired when they tried to return to their jobs Nov.

Fight For $15 Nixed; But Nazis Okay: MTA Urged To Revamp Ad Policy

November 26, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Advertising Nazi-themed images is okay, but not a living wage?

New York, NY - Amalgamated bank CEO and living wage advocate Keith Mestrich is calling on the MTA to rethink the controversial ad policy that nixed bank ads supportive of the Fight for $15 movement - but accepted subway commercials for an television show packed with fascist imagery. 

AFGE's Negotiations with TSA Deadlocked

November 25, 2015
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC - Mired in negotiations over a renewed collective bargaining agreement, the AFGE, the union for Transportation Security Officers says TSA management may terminate their contract in early December, right before the busy holiday travel season.

NLRB Backs Hartford Symphony Musicians

November 25, 2015
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Pushed by the National Labor Relations Board, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra has agreed to issue contracts to musicians for the current year.

Papa John’s Franchisee Convicted of Wage Theft

November 25 2015
By Stephanie West

New York NY – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the conviction and sentencing of Abdul Jamil Khokhar and BMY Foods, Inc., which together owned and operated nine Papa John’s franchises throughout the Bronx.Khokhar pled guilty to failure to pay wages under the New York Labor Law, a misdemeanor, and BMY Foods pled guilty to falsifying business records in the first degree, an E felony.

LABORPRESS: Weekly Labor Digest

Novemer 24, 2015

THIS WEEK: Airport Workers Strike, A Wage Thief Gets Jail Time and Culinary 226 Questions Duetsche Bank. Also: An Appeal to Poultry CEOs, A Union at HuffPo? AFL’s Trumka on Refugees… and for history buffs: Utah’s Joe Hill archive.


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