A Memorial Day Plea to Stop Trump

May 31, 2016
By Larry Cary

Now that Donald Trump has obtained the delegates needed for winning the Republican nomination, the labor movement must do everything possible to defeat him in November.  Whether Hillary Clinton or Bernie Saunders wins the Democratic nomination, we must face the truth:  Trump’s election would unleash the very worst elements in our society, which will be used to divide workers, destroy unions and drive down the working class’s living standards and increase profits for the rich.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.



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