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Will De Blasio Be a One-term Mayor ??

March 3, 2015
By Louis G. Albano, DC 37 Retirees Political Action Chair

Didn't we hear this about President Obama? Well he won two terms with overwhelming majorities. Who are these people that are saying Mayor De Blasio will serve one term? He won with 75% of the vote. Are their memories that short?

NYC Labor: Shame On You, Scott Walker - Apologize Now!

March 2, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Walker's pandering comments about American workers have angered many.

New York, NY - Local labor leaders are calling Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker “shameful” and urging the cheesehead GOPer to apologize for comparing American working men and women to ISIS terrorists last week.

Police Reform Remains A Hot Button Issue For Labor

March 2, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Retired NYPD Detective Carleton Berkley.

New York, NY - A Left Labor Project forum held this week focusing on organized labor’s response to police conduct in the choking death of Eric Garner last summer, gave a glimpse into just how volatile the issue continues to be. 

Derail Fast Track Fast

March 2, 2015
By Neal Tepel

The House of Representatives is planning to vote on controversial legislation called "Fast Track".  The Bill gives Congress authority to pass trade agreements quickly and often in secret. Fast Track trade deals have provided multinational corporations the ability to move thousands of jobs from the U.S. to other countries and pay employees much lower wages.

Judge To Christie: Obey the Law and Fund Pensions

February 27, 2015
By Charles Wowkanech, President, NJ State AFL-CIO

A New Jersey Superior Court Judge has taken Governor Chris Christie to task in a ruling that forces him to contribute his share to the New Jersey State pension system, just as public workers have been doing all along.

Injunction Against Obama’s Immigration Action a Temporary Setback

February 26, 2015
By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

This temporary setback will not deter the AFL-CIO's work on the ground to ensure that as many workers as possible are eventually able to gain protections and work authorization under the new deferred action programs. 

Montesano Urges Passage of NYS Legislation

February 23, 2015
By Stephanie West

Long Island, NY - Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) is sponsoring legislation to allow spouses of military personnel to practice their licensed profession upon arrival in New York, free from the bureaucratic regulations currently in place.

Union Victory In Cablevision Battle!

February 17, 2015
Joe Maniscalco

Cablevision workers have won a hard fought victory.

New York, NY - It’s taken three years to do it, but Brooklyn Cablevision workers fighting a fierce battle with media mogul James Dolan, have finally won jobs security and better wages and benefits for 262 unionized employees. 


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