Law and Politics

YouTube Jeered as 'Black Marketeers'

June 29, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

New York, NY - Working musicians already have a tough time making a living, but at a Local 802 panel discussion held this week, noted Jazz guitarist Marc Ribot blasted YouTube — the multi-billion dollar video sharing platform that took the world by storm in 2005 — with acting like “black marketeers” who actively exploit hard-pressed artists.

Sanders Vows to Transform Democratic Party for Working People

June 25, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Bernie Sanders' next move is no mystery...

New York, NY - Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders strongly invoked the Labor Movement and this nation’s other great social justice movements on Thursday night in New York City, when he laid out bold plans to both “transform the Democratic Party” for ordinary working people and “revitalize American Democracy.” 

Lessons of the Reichstag Fire for Today’s Presidential Election

June 21, 2016
By Larry Cary

Some people say Donald Trump won’t be so bad if elected because he won’t keep the promises he made during his primary campaign to build a wall with Mexico, round up 11,000,000 undocumented workers and their families for deportation, halt all Muslim immigration, and require the 2.5 million Muslim-Americans living in this country to register and be subjected to intrusive government scrutiny.

AFL-CIO Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

June 18, 2016 
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - The General Board of the 12.5 million member AFL-CIO has voted  to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.

NALC Endorses Hillary

June 13, 2016  
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), has announced that the NALC Executive Council has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president of the United States.

She’s With Us and We’re With Her!

June 11, 2016
By LIUNA President Terry O’Sullivan

Washington, D.C. - With Tuesday’s results, Secretary Hillary Clinton has both secured the Democratic Party’s nomination for President and her place as a trailblazer in the history of this nation. Her nomination and future Presidency will be a legacy for the next generation that builds on the promise and values this nation was founded on.

Blue Collar Buzz Word of The Week: 'Contracts'

June 9, 21016
By Joe Maniscalco

Local 1-2's James Slevin and Jean Washington join Neal and Bill.

New York, NY - On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, we have the presidents of two of the most influential labor unions in New York talking about two very big city contracts: Stephen Cassidy of the Uniformed Firefighters Association and James Slevin of the Utility Workers Union of America, Local 1-2. We’re also talking with the courageous California woman who is almost single-handedly challenging office-sharing giant WeWorks’ controversial mandatory arbitration policy. 

AFL-CIO Begins Anti-Trump Ads in Swing States

June 8, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Cleveland, OH - The AFL-CIO has launched a campaign to convince working-class voters in four swing states not to vote for Donald Trump for president.


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