NLRB Recommends Revote on Union at Harvard

April 26, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Cambridge, MA - The National Labor Relations Board ruled Apr. 19 that the union organizing Harvard University graduate student workers had “valid” concerns about the vote it lost last November.

Professional Staff Congress/ Cuny Statement on Enacted NYS Budget and Excelsior Scholarship

April 21, 2016 
By President Dr. Barbara Bowen

New York, NY - The Excelsior Scholarship was signed into law today by Governor Cuomo. The members of the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY welcome any measure that makes college more affordable and commend the governor on focusing national attention on the need for college tuition support.

Role Labor Plays Recognized As Three WNY Labor Leaders Included In Buffalo’s Business Newspaper’s…

April 16, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Buffalo, NY -  After consistently being ignored for the most part by the mainstream media, not just one, but three representatives of Western New York’s Labor Movement are on Buffalo’s business newspaper’s 2017 list of the region’s 250 Most Influential People.

NYSUT Elects Pallotta President

April 16, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

New York, NY - The New York State United Teachers elected Andrew Pallotta president at its convention in New York City Apr. 8, succeeding Karen Magee, who did not seek re-election.

NYSUT Honors Alan Lubin With Union’s Highest Award

April 13, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, N.Y. — New York State United Teachers has celebrated Alan B. Lubin’s nearly half-century fighting for public education, civil rights, students and working people by presenting him with the union’s highest honor — the Albert Shanker Award for Distinguished Service. The award was presented on Friday April 7th.

Philly Teachers Prepare to Protect Immigrant Students

April 8, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia,Pa - With President Donald Trump demanding a crackdown on illegal immigration, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers sponsored an after-school workshop called “Protecting Our Immigrant Students” on Mar. 29.

Buffalo Teachers Federation President ‘Blasts’ State Senator Jacobs’…

April 7, 2017  
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) President Phil Rumore is blasting Republican New York State Senator Chris Jacobs’ attack on the Buffalo School District and the City Teachers contract, saying: “Senator Jacobs, an ‘anti-public school, anti-Teacher, pro-charter school advocate, has again shown his contempt’ for our schools and Teachers.”

Union Trails in Cornell Grad Students’ Vote

April 5, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Ithaca, NY - The union trying to organize Cornell University graduate-student workers appears to have narrowly lost an election held Mar. 27-28: It trailed by 63 votes out of more than 1,800 cast, with 81 ballots either challenged or not verified.

Mulgrew: New ‘Friedrichs’ headed for Supreme Court

April 4, 2017 
By Joe Loverde

Reprinted: New York Teacher

Michael Mulgrew told the March 22 Delegate Assembly that a new challenge to the “fair-share” fees that public-sector unions collect from workers who don’t become members could reach the Supreme Court by the fall. “It’s called Janus,” Mulgrew said. “Janus is the new Friedrichs.”

AFT National President Randi Weingarten Is Honored For Her “Extraordinary Accomplishments”…

April 1, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Buffalo, NY - Honoring trailblazing women in Labor & Business, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown recognized the extraordinary accomplishments of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) National President Randi Weingarten earlier this week during the city’s celebration of Women’s History Month 2017.

Unions Urge Senate to Nix Gorsuch Nomination

March 31, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

Washington, DC - With Senate Republicans planning a vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court for the first week of April, the nation’s labor movement has largely lined up against the nominee.

NYSUT Avoids Cuts to Schools When Health Care Bill Pulled

March 31, 2017
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) dodged a bullet on Friday, March 24th, when the Republicans pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, without even going to a vote.

Charter schools threaten diversity - We Need Public Education

March 30, 2017
By Charles Wowkanech, New Jersey State AFL-CIO President

Washington, DC - Public education has been fundamental to our democracy since it was founded 240 years ago.

NYSUT Slams Collins’ Amendment to GOP Health Care Bill

March 29, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Albany, NY - March 22, 2017 New York State United Teachers has slammed U.S. Rep. Chris Collins’ proposed amendment to the Republican health care bill, saying it would blow a $2.3 billion hole in the state budget and force devastating cuts to public schools, colleges and hospitals.

Don’t ‘DeVos-State’ Public Schools, Teachers Tell State Senators

March 29, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Olean, NY - New York State United Teachers members picketed several state senators’ offices Mar. 24, urging them not to “DeVos-state” public schools by ending limits on charter schools.

New Monday Feature: Spotlight On American Labor History

March 28, 2017
By Bill Hohlfeld

The Haymarket Riot of 1886.

Editor’s Note: Beginning today, and continuing every Monday thereafter, LaborPress  presents “Spotlight on American History” with Bill Hohlfeld. We hope you enjoy the new weekly feature and continue returning to these pages for more fascinating true stories in the struggle for worker rights. 


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