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October 31, 2013
By Neal Tepel


Washington, DC - An arbitrator has decided postal workers represented by the American Postal Workers Union are entitled to back pay for time postmasters or supervisors performed craft duties beyond what's outlined in the union's collective bargaining agreement with USPS.

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September 3, 2013
By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Publisher


New York NY - Fast-food employees striking and demonstrating have created a buzz across the country. In many U. S. Cities, workers in restaurants as McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC are calling for a living wage of $15-an hour  and the right to form a union without fear of retaliation.

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September 18, 2013
By Neal Tepel


Washington, DC — Ongoing meetings are taking place between labor leaders and the White House discussing ways to address the financial crisis in Detroit. While a federal bailout has been ruled out, top union officials along with the AFL-CIO leadership have been meeting with the Obama administration hoping to avoid the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

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August 5, 2013
By Neal Tepel


New York, NY - Rudin Management, one of the largest privately held property management companies in NYC, will deploy the Di-BOSS(TM) digital building operating system in 14 additional commercial properties following positive pilot tests in two of Rudin's largest NYC buildings. The Di-BOSS operating system is a joint development of Selex ES, Rudin Management, and Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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September 16, 2013
By Neal Tepel


New York, NY - While recent news reports have brought attention to thousands of needed repairs gone unaddressed  in New York City's public Housing Authority (NYCHA), the other story is the poorly managed  NYCHA Capital Projects. At each of the 14 companies which have been "pre-qualified" to do major physical upgrade work for  NYCHA, employees earn as much or more than workers employed by the City of  New York who do the same jobs.

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August 2, 2013
By Neal Tepel


Detroit, Michigan - This past week fast-food worker strikes continue to spread across the country with demonstrations in Chicago, Detroit and Flint, as strikes intensify and spread to new cities. The issues remain - the right to join a union and a minimum wage of $15 per hour. Community and political support continues to increase.

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September 16, 2013
By Neal Tepel


Labor leaders were at the White House on Friday September 13th to talk about concerns with health care policies. This followed a resolution passed earlier last week at the annual AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles  critical of the Affordable Care Act. The resolution condemned the health care law as "highly disruptive" to union benefits.

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July 26, 2013
By Neal Tepel


Harrisburg, Pa. -- Even though the Voter ID law was not enforced for the 2012 general election, through a careful statistical analysis of the available data it was determined with a 99% degree of certainty that between 35,239 and 36,613 voters were disenfranchised due to confusion caused by the State's efforts to educate voters about photo ID requirements.  The analysis is explained in detail in documents that are available from the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.

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