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Assault Weapon Sales Stopped in NYS

June 30, 2016 
By Tara Jessup

Rochester, NY - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York State Police (NYSP) Superintendent George Beach announced today that their offices had charged

AFL-CIO Backs Democrats in Montana

June 30, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Helena, Mont - Speaking at the Montana AFL-CIO’s convention here June 24, national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka pledged that the federation would support Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s campaign for re-election and Denise Juneau, who is trying to win the state’s one House seat from Republican Ryan Zinke.

Strike Deadline Nears at Atlantic City Casinos

June 30, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Atlantic City, NJ - With a strike deadline set for Friday, July 1 at five of the city’s eight casinos here, UNITE HERE Local 54 will be holding contract negotiations with management throughout the week.

AFL-CIO Hosts Conference On Trade Deal Impacts On Workers

June 29, 2016
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - The AFL-CIO Tuesday is hosting a conference on the impact global trade deals are having on workers. The labor federation says trade agreements like the TPP, the Trade In Services Agreement and the U.S.-E.U. Trans-Atlantic Trade And Investment Partnership can lead to job losses and lower wages.

Democratic Platform Panel Rejects Explicit $15 Minimum Wage

June 29, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

St. Louis, Mo - The Democratic Party’s platform-drafting committee rejected explicitly calling for a $15-an-hour national minimum wage indexed to inflation on June 24. The 8-6 vote split along political lines, with Bernie Sanders’ five appointees supporting the amendment and most of Hillary Clinton’s supporters voting no.

Christie Indicates He’ll Veto $15 Minimum Wage

June 29, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Trenton, NJ - The New Jersey state legislature approved a bill June 23 that would raise the state minimum wage to $15 per hour in 2021, but Gov. Chris Christie is almost certain to veto it.

AFA-CWA Meets To Approve Labor Contract Terms For 25,000 United Flight Attendants

June 28, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - Twenty-five thousand union flight attendants have reached joint collective bargaining contract terms with United Airlines on a new labor contract. Details were finalized over the weekend. 

Importance of the Supreme Court

June 28, 2016 
By LIUNA President Terry O’Sullivan

Washington, D.C. - The Supreme Court’s inability to make a decision; thereby blocking any potential relief for immigrant families, underscores the importance of this election at all levels of government.


 

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