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America Works Union Busting?

March 4, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—That’s what the president of a social service employee’s union president believes because she says the company doesn’t want to hire her members who will soon be out of work because the company they currently work for is going out of business. 

America Works Laying Off!

March 3, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—Not the jobs program that the fictitious president of the United States Frank Underwood introduced in the newest House of Cards series, but an employment services provider who doesn’t want to hire union workers who are being let go by another firm that is going bankrupt! 

Bronx Post Office Renamed for Herman Badillo

February 26, 2015
By Stephanie West

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a letter to the United States Congress proposing that the United States Post Office’s Morrisania branch, located at 442 East 167th Street, Bronx, NY, 10456, be renamed in honor of former U.S. Congressman and Bronx Borough President Herman Badillo, who passed away last year.

City Council Boosts Worker Cooperatives

February 25, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Worker Cooperatives are getting a big push at City Hall.

New York, NY - Worker cooperatives eager to get a crack at the city’s $17 billion procurement and purchasing pie are pushing a new initiative before the City Council this week that could help knock down some important barriers that the innovative start-ups continue to face.

Walker Endorsement Advances Wisconsin Right-to-Work Bill

February 25, 2015
By Steven Wishnia

After saying for several months that banning the union shop was not part of his agenda, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Feb. 20 that he would sign a so-called “right-to-work” bill if the state legislature passed it.

West Coast Dock Dispute Settled

February 24, 2015
By Steven Wishnia

After a nine-month contract dispute marked by what one union member called “a series of mini-lockouts,” the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association announced a tentative five-year deal Feb. 20.

Immigrant Families Have Justice On Their Side

February 19, 2015
By SEIU Exec Vice President, Rocio Saenz

Washington, DC - Immigrant families remain on a path to justice. This ruling - issued by a lone, out-of-touch judge, singularly sought out by extremist Republican governors and attorney generals - is a temporary disappointment, but in no way a permanent setback.

Teamsters Approve New Contracts at MillerCoors Breweries In N.C. And Texas

February 19, 2015
By Stephanie West

Washington,DC - Teamsters at MillerCoors breweries in Eden, N.C., and Fort Worth, Texas, have ratified new, three-year contracts. The agreements cover more than 900 employees at the two breweries and provide lifetime retiree health care benefits.


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