Municipal Government

Opening Fire Hydrants Illegal

July 25, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding New Yorkers on radio, TV, and in print that opening fire hydrants without spray caps is illegal and dangerous.

Calls for Federal Standards to Prevent Work Place Violence

July 25, 2016 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – On July 20 th , 2016, the National Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health endorsed petitions signed by a group of labor unions nationwide, calling for federal standards that would put preventive measures in place to protect workers, specifically those in the
healthcare and social service sectors.

The 2016 Presidential Election –“Panem et Circenses” for America

July 25, 2016 
By Bill Hohlfeld

Valley Cottage, NY “… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two
things: bread and circuses.” Juvenal (100 AD)

Blue Collar Buzz Talks RNC, Trump and More

July 23, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco 

Blue Collar Buzz Hosts Bill Hohlfeld and Neal Tepel.

New York, NY - On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM 970 The Answer, we’re focusing on the shocking sentencing in the Harco Construction case, the ongoing strike at New Jersey’s Trump Taj Mahal Casino and the grand opening of a new healthcare facility at 52 Duane Street catering directly to working people. We’ll also weigh in on some RNC madness. 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders Reelected

July 23, 2016 
By Neal Tepel

Las Vegas, NV - Member delegates attending the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) 42nd International Convention reelected Lee Saunders as International President.

S.F. Sports-Radio Staff Demand More Than Minimum Wage

July 23, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

San Francisco, CA- Carrying “Let’s Play Ball—Fair Contract Now” signs, staff at KNBR radio rallied July 13 outside the Giants’ AT&T Park stadium to demand that the station, which broadcasts Giants, Warriors, and 49ers games, give them their first union contract.

California Court Voids County Pay Freeze

July 23, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Fresno, CA - A state appeals court ruled July 12 that Tulare County had to end a seven-year freeze on pay and promotions for its 2,800 employees who are represented by SEIU Local 521.

Phony Training Courses Scams Consumers

July 22, 2016 
By Tara Jessup

New York, NY - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against New York City-based Delta Services, Inc., Ultimate Security Force, Inc., and their owner Jeffreys Paulino, for allegedly using phony job listings and false promises of employment to trick unemployed consumers into paying for expensive, and unnecessary, training courses.


Additional information