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AFL-CIO: Create Jobs By Protecting The Climate

December 17, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Organized labor and their allies in the community hosted a climate conference at 32BJ SEIU’s offices on Tuesday where an AFL-CIO executive director said the only way for the country to overcome the job crisis is to create jobs that, at the same time they pay living wages, they also protect the climate.

DiNapoli: Fund Infrastructure With $5 billion Windfall

December 16, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Many different groups, talking heads and editorial boards are voicing their opinions about how New York should spend the $5 billion it derived from settlements with big financial institutions stemming from their role in the financial crash of 2008. The state comptroller believes the money would be well spent on the state’s aging infrastructure.

Bikeshare Workers Ignore Anti-Union Campaign, Join TWU

December 15, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

Brooklyn, NY—The lead organizer for the Transport Workers Union’s bikeshare initiative said in the accompanying video that bikeshare workers in Boston and Chicago shrugged off a vicious anti-union campaign by the notorious union-avoidance law firm Jackson Lewis and voted to join the union.

It's Time to Dissolve the Bi-State Waterfront Commission

December 15, 2014
By Cory A. Booker and Raymond Lesniak

Our concerns, which are echoed by labor and business leaders alike, are about the relevance, necessity, and cost of the Waterfront Commission. 

Southwest Settles Contract with Machinists

December 12, 2014
By Stephanie West

Dallas, Texas -  Southwest Airlines has announced that its Customer Service Agents and Customer Representatives, represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, have voted in favor of a new four-year contract. The agreement includes pay increases and bonus opportunities.

'Watch Out! Other Horses Could Be Next In Line For Ban,' Carriage Drivers Warn

December 10, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco

Teamster leaders Demos Demopoulos and George Miranda with horse carriage drivers.

New York, NY - While activists pushing to destroy the Central Park horse carriage industry continue to draw a dubious distinction between those animals and others nags also working around the city - there are growing fears that a proposed ban, if passed in the city council, might nevertheless end up extending beyond iconic buggy drivers in Manhattan. 

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