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Middle-Class Workers Are Losing The Income Inequality Numbers Game

September 25, 2014
Reprinted From: http://teamster.org/          
         

The unemployment rate may be down, but the income inequality rate keeps going up. And it’s impossible not to notice it. A Federal Reserve report released earlier this month noted that while income grew between 2010 and 2013 for the top fifth of income earners (those making more than $122,000 a year), real incomes have fallen for everyone else. Only those who were doing well in the U.S. to begin with are making out in today’s economy.

Stringer: Use Surplus Dollars from Battery Park to Repair NYCHA Buildings

September 25, 2014
By Stephanie West


New York, NY – Comptroller Scott M. Stringer called for the projected surpluses from the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) to be directed specifically toward critically needed repairs at New York City Housing Authority properties, where conditions have deteriorated significantly in recent years.

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.

 

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