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NJ AFL-CIO Responds to Conditional Veto of Paid Family Leave Expansion

July 25, 2017

Trenton, NJ - Following the Governor’s conditional veto of S-3085, to expand New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave law, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO issued the following statement:

National Weather Service Cancels Union’s Contract

July 25, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The National Weather Service has announced it will cancel its 16-year-old contract with the union that represents about 3,800 of its meteorologists and other workers.

Bisbee Marks Centennial of IWW Deportation

July 24, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Bisbee, AZ - The border town of Bisbee on July 17 finished marking the 100th anniversary of what one local official called “the biggest mass kidnapping in American history”.

Union-Backed Investors Buy Chicago Sun-Times

July 24, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL - A group of investors including several area labor unions purchased the Chicago Sun-Times July 12, preventing it from being taken over by Tronc, the parent company of the rival Chicago Tribune.

Police Unions Mull How to Handle Mentally Ill

July 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

New York, NY - Representatives of 40 law-enforcement unions met here this month to discuss how police should handle confrontations with mentally ill people—who make up a quarter of Americans killed by cops each year, according to a statistic cited at the conference. “

Will Trump Tap Woman Sued for Stiffing Cleaners to Enforce Wage Laws?

July 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The woman President Donald Trump is considering to enforce federal laws against wage theft was sued last year for allegedly stiffing a house-cleaning service out of $360.

CSEA Endorses Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj for NYC Council

July 21, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -- Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 1000, the state’s largest public employees union, announced their endorsement of Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj in his campaign to represent the 13th District in the City Council.

Iowa Ends Overtime for 2,800 State Workers

July 17, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Des Moines, IA - Iowa state officials have reclassified more than 160 job titles to avoid paying overtime to about 2,800 workers.


 

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