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Workers Will Turn The Tide At Airports, Union Leader Says

September 23, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco

Bill Granfield.

New York, NY - Time may be ticking down on a Port Authority order to bump up airport workers' salaries to $10.10 an hour, but the labor groups fighting on behalf of poorly-paid employees at the the metropolitan area's thriving travel hubs still face seemingly intractable bosses bent on keeping airport salaries low and benefits non-existent. 

68, And Sent Home For Wearing A Union Button! JFK Workers Strike!

September 18, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco 

Airport workers rally in defiance of bosses.

Queens, NY - JFK Airport workers fed up with their boss’s relentless anti-union campaign staged a one-day protest outside Terminal One this week - and they say more actions can be expected if management doesn’t quit harassing and spying on workers supportive of 32BJ SEIU. 

President Shows Leadership in ISIL Battle

September 18, 2014
By John Zogby

Being the world's top superpower is not all it is cracked up to be. The American brand is still a strong one worldwide but the United States is increasingly viewed as a nation with its own self interests that do not always act in the best interests of other peoples or even consistently with its own principles.

Congress Concerned with Post Office Closings

September 17, 2014
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - One hundred sixty members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the leaders of the House Appropriations Committee on Sept. 11 urging them to stop devastating cuts to the Postal Service.


NYC Appoints International Affairs Commissioner

September 17, 2014
By Amanda LoMonaco

New York, NY — Penny Abeywardena has been appointed commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. Abeywardena, brings a wealth of experience in strategic relations and first-hand knowledge of international affairs to this position.

Democrats Lead Republicans in Congressional Poll

September 17, 2014
By John Zogby

One thing you should know before I even get started: I have never missed a Congressional generic ballot yet. No other polling company has published a generic ballot in September so this is the first out of the chute and the new Zogby Analytics matchup shows the Democrats leading by 12 points - 42% to 30%. Now, in the full interests of truth, the Congressional generic is not the best barometric reading for an election outcome, but it is at least a useful trend to watch. So this is not a prediction but look at what we found.

Thank You for Choosing Me as the 52nd AD Democratic Candidate

September 16, 2014
By Jo Anne Simon

Three months ago we started this campaign standing on the steps of Borough Hall, Nydia on my right, Joan on my left, and a small cadre of volunteers on the steps around us. We promised that the number of people behind us would grow. And grow it did, as we took our campaign from one end of this district to the other and back again. We talked about the work I’ve done and the victories we achieved in this community over the past 30 years.

Unions Fret Over Canadian Trade Agreement

September 12, 2014
By Neal Tepel

Montreal, Canada - Many labor unions have series concerns with the Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement. "The secrecy and lack of transparency by Prime Minister Harper and his Government is nothing short of contempt for the Canadian taxpayer," said James Given, President, Seafarers' International Union of Canada and Chair, Canadian Maritime and Supply Chain Coalition.  "It's time that they put up or get out."


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