Municipal Government

NYC Just Got Closer to Unionizing the Fast Food Industry

May 25, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Up next for fast food workers: A union!

New York, NY - The City Council on Wednesday took important action that could finally bring the five-year-old “$15 and a Union” campaign to fruition by backing a package of Fair Work Week bills that includes one measure to create a non-profit worker advocacy group funded through contributions taken directly from employee paychecks.

AFGE Fights for Quality Healthcare at VA

May 24, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - A Senate bill that would allow VA managers to fire rank-and-file workers based on scant evidence of wrongdoing and with little ability to appeal is a dangerous step toward politicizing the federal government's career civil service, the head of the largest government employee union testified today.

Connecticut State Workers Try to Stop Concessions

May 24, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Hartford, CT - Connecticut’s State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition will resume talks with the state May 24 while trying to fend off demands for concessions from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and both Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature.

Let’s Get Organized, Again

May 22, 2017 
By Bill Hohlfeld

This Sunday on Blue Collar Buzz our Spotlight on American Labor History was focused on the organizing of Pennsylvania steel plants at the height of the Great Depression.

Metro New York Labor Communications Council Holds 42nd Annual Convention

May 17, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – The Metro New York Labor Communications Council held its 42nd Annual Convention on Friday, May 12, at the 1199 SEIU headquarters in Midtown Manhattan.

CWA Local 1168 Celebrates 35 Years Of Representing Health Care Workers…

May 17, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Buffalo, NY -  More than 1,400 Members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 packed the Downtown Buffalo Convention Center earlier this month (May 5th) to take part in a 35-year celebration of a Union that represents a variety of Health Care Workers across Western New York.

213,000 Letter Carriers Reach Tentative New Labor Deal With Postal Service

May 16, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

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Washington, DC - The National Association of Letter Carriers has reached a tentative new labor agreement with the U.S. Postal Service covering 213,000 active city letter carriers nationwide.

People and Profits, Are the Two Really that Difficult to Balance?

May 15, 2017  
By Bill Hohlfeld

On last night’s American Labor History segment of Blue Collar Buzz, we briefly discussed the Pullman Strike of May of 1894. There was nothing terribly complicated about it. Neither the cause nor the effect is difficult to understand, economically.


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