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Worker Safety Advocates Call Out NYC Government

May 5, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

A waste removal worker's injured hand.

New York, NY - Worker safety advocates are calling on City Hall to make the lives of working men and women its top priority this week.

Donation & Delivery Of 40,000 Bottles Of Water To ‘Those In Need’ In Flint

May 5, 2016 Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell

Rochester, NY - During an amazingly short six-week period, the affiliated Member Unions of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation (RGVALF) came together to raise more than $14,000 and delivered 40,000 bottles of water to Flint, Michigan - but the impression left upon those Labor Leaders and Representatives who personally made the six-hour-long trip to Michigan will undoubtedly stay with them for a long time.

Blue Collar Buzz Tackles the 'Changing Nature of Work'

May 5, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Hosts Bill Hohlfeld and Neal Tepel.

New York, NY -  On this week’s edition of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, we’re talking about the many ways in which the so-called “changing nature of work” is negatively impacting working Americans from coast to coast. 

Picket Lines Are Made Out of People

May 4, 2016
By Bill Hohlfeld 

West Nyack, NY Long after the photo ops are done and the politicians are back behind their desks, a picket line goes on. Striking workers don’t have constituents; they have families. They don’t issue press releases; they talk about what is going on in their lives.

Charles Lechner Schools Unions on Technology Benefits

May 3, 2016
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY - Charles Lechner is a longtime leading innovator and educator on the benefits of using technology in labor organizing.  LaborPress sat down with him during the eighth annual Organizing 2.0 conference held this past Friday and Saturday in Manhattan to learn more.

Workers’ Memorial Day 2016

May 2, 2016
By Publisher Tom Campbell

Orchard Park, NY - Saying he “wished we didn’t have to do this every year,” Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President John Mudie led Western New York Labor’s 2016 Workers’ Memorial Day remembrance at the Council’s impressive and magnificent solid granite tribute at Chestnut Ridge Park in Suburban Buffalo on Saturday (April 30th) – held in memory of those Workers who’ve lost their lives due to workplace accidents and diseases.

LIUNA Joins Ecuador Relief Efforts

May 1, 2016
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

Washington, D.C. - LIUNA Local Unions in the United States and Canada are working to collect donations and support relief efforts in Ecuador following the devastating earthquakes, which left hundreds dead and thousands missing.

No More ‘Preventable Deaths’: Workers Memorial Day 2016

April 30, 2016
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - On May 5, 2015, 25-year-old Air Force veteran Christian Ginesi was installing elevator-door frames at the Riu Plaza New York Times Square hotel on West 46th Street. He never finished his shift. The platform he was standing on suddenly stalled five feet above the 24th-floor landing, and when Ginesi tried to jump to safety, he slipped and plummeted down the shaft to his death.


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