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Presidential Emergency Board Sides with Union in LIRR Contract Negotiations

May 27, 2014
By Beth Borzone

On May 20, 2014, Emergency Board No. 245 reported to President Obama that the Unions’ final contract proposal was more reasonable than the one proposed by the LIRR.  President Obama created Emergency Board No. 245 with an executive order in March and mandated it to investigate the dispute and select the most reasonable offer between the final contract proposals by the Long Island Railroad and its employee’s Unions.

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Postal Workers Protest Agreement between Staples and U.S. Postal Service:  “The U.S. Mail is Not for Sale”

April 28, 2014
By Beth Borzone

Farmingdale, NY -  Emblazoned with signs stating, “Stop Staples:  The U.S. Mail is Not for Sale,” over 100 postal workers protested in front of Staples expressing their concerns that the a recent deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples could hurt local economies, cost communities their local post office, and decrease the quality of mail service to citizens.

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Long Island Letter Carriers Join National Effort to Stamp Out Hunger

May 13, 2014
By Beth Borzone

Long Island, NY – Whether it was refried beans or New England Clam Chowder, Long Islanders throughout Nassau and Suffolk left canned goods and non-perishable food items by their mailboxes on Saturday, May 10th to support the 22nd annual food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC).

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Union Members and Leaders Bring Concerns to Congressional Delegation at LI Fed's Congressional Night

April 24, 2014
By Beth Borzone

Hauppauge, NY- Over 800 union leaders crowded the union hall of IBEW 25 for Long Island Federation of Labor’s 16th Annual Congressional Night.  A diverse coalition of unions, representing electrical workers, ironworkers, steamfitters, letter carriers, teachers, and food and commercial workers, attended the event, in order to voice their concerns to their elected officials.

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Long Island Teachers and Parents Protest Cuomo’s Education Policies

May 5, 2014
By Beth Borzone

Holbrook, NY - Over 2,000 teachers and parents protested Governor Cuomo’s education policies on Monday, chanting “Cuomo has got to go!” in front of Villa Lombardi’s, where the Governor was speaking at a Democratic fundraiser.  The protesters cited the reasons for their outrage:  the negative effects of high stakes tests on children, poor implementation of Common Core standards, a Tax Cap that is defunding their schools, and teacher evaluations linked to standardized tests.

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November 12, 2013
By Joe Maniscalco

On their marks...

New York, NY - Organized labor on Long Island helped to make this weekend’s 6th Annual Run For The Warriors 5K/10K the most successful event to date. Watch Video

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