Law and Politics

Colorado AFL-CIO Won’t Endorse Pro-TPP Senator

May 31, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Stapleton, C0 - When the Colorado AFL-CIO voted on endorsements for this year’s congressional races may 21-22, it left one Democrat out: Sen. Michael Bennet, who last year voted to give President Barack Obama “fast-track authority” on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

Illinois House Upholds Rauner’s Arbitration Veto

May 30, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Springfield, IL - The Illinois House on May 25 failed to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would have required expired contracts with state employees to be sent to arbitration.

Health Insurers Looking For Big Rate Hikes In 2017

May  28,  2016
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Wisconsin, WI - Health insurance companies are proposing large premium increases next year in several states for insurance sold through exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. 

UAW Endorses Clinton for President

May 27, 2016 
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

Detroit. MI - The UAW has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, citing her support for UAW members, her lifelong commitment to the job security of American families, and her ability to unify and win in November.

The Time is Now for Paid Family Leave in New York State

May 17, 2016

By By Richard Winsten, Esq. & Deanne M. Braveman, Esq. Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

On April 4, 2016 Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Education, Labor, Housing, and Family Assistance Article VII budget bill into law. This bill contained two important laws for New Yorkers: an increase in the minimum wage and paid family leave Insurance. This article will examine the new Paid Family Leave law and the implications for employers and employees.

"Blue Collar Buzz" May Day Edition!

April 28, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

John Coffey with Neal and Bill before the show.

New York, NY - On this week’s May Day edition of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday, May 1, from 9 to 10 p.m. on AM970 TheAnswer, we’re talking about some of the most contentious labor struggles currently raging on the streets of New York City, and across the county. 

LIUNA Leaders Lobby Congress

April 22, 2016
By Tara Jessup 

Washington, D.C. – Local LIUNA leaders spread out across Capitol Hill April 19th, lobbying on issues regarding healthcare, energy, transportation infrastucture and pension security. These meetings with Congressional legislators followed the North American Building Trades Union Legislative Conference attended by U.S. Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

Bernie Bolsters Striking Verizon Workers; Telecom Jeered As 'Un-American'

April 19, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Striking Verizon workers on 42nd Street.

New York, NY - Striking Verizon workers fearing for their jobs after decades with the multi-billion dollar telecommunications giant took to the streets of Times Square yesterday, confident that they will ultimately beat back what they see as a naked assault on union rights. 


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