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Labor Standards an Issue in Mayor’s Housing Plan

February 11, 2016
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - As the City Council chambers filled Feb. 9 for the first hearing on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “mandatory inclusionary housing” program, about 40 people in orange Laborers Local 79 T-shirts occupied the front rows and the balcony, holding signs reading “MIH Zero Vision Planning for Worker Safety.” Across the center aisle were about 20 people wearing the two-tone blue circle of the Hotel Trades Council, holding “Affordable Housing: A Stronger NYC” signs.

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De Blasio Says ‘Two Cities’ Are Transforming to One

February 7, 2016
By Steven Wishnia 

New York, NY - “We see the Tale of Two Cities transforming,” Mayor Bill de Blasio declared in his State of the City speech Feb. 4. “Our vision is one New York, working for our neighborhoods.”

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The U.S. Labor Movement’s “Pearl Harbor Moment”. The Supreme Court’s Hearing of Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association

February 11, 2016
By Shamus Cooke 
Reprinted from Global Research 
http://www.globalresearch.ca

Washington, DC - War can sneak up on you. And now unions are scrambling desperately for shelter, realizing they were in the crosshairs just as the Supreme Court was about to pull the trigger. After dreamily sleepwalking in denial, unions were shocked and awed awake by the Supreme Court’s hearing of “Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association.”

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Labor and Business Support Saint Dominic's Home

February 7, 2016
By Tara Jessup

New York, NY -  More than 1,400 construction, real estate, union and business leaders came together for the 35th Business and Labor Awards dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria to raise a record-breaking $1.3 million for Saint Dominic's Home, a 138 year old organization providing educational and social services to 2,300 people in the Lower Hudson Valley and New York City.

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Independent Contractors and The New Economy

February 9, 2016
By Barry J. Peek and Chloe Serinsky

In June, a court decision was issued with the potential to impact the nature of modern employment relationships. In O’Connor v. Uber Technologies, a district court judge in California, in denying a motion for summary judgement filed by Uber, ruled that Uber drivers were not independent contractors as a matter of law, and that the drivers - who were arguing that they were employees entitled to protection under California law - could present their case before a jury.

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New England UNITE HERE Endorses Sanders

February  5, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - UNITE HERE's New England Joint Board, comprising 51 locals, voted unanimously Jan. 22 to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for president.

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