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Police Reform Remains A Hot Button Issue For Labor

February 27, 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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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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. 

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1199 Joins Campaign for Stronger Rent Laws

February 16, 2015
By Steven Wishnia


Local 1199SEIU has become the first major New York labor union to join the campaign to renew and strengthen the state’s rent-regulation laws, which expire June 15. “More than 70,000 1199SEIU members live in rent-regulated apartments,” Helen Schaub, the health-care workers’ union’s policy director, said in a statement for LaborPress.

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