Municipal Government

Heroes of Labor Nominee Timothy C. Mahoney, Local 94, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)

July 28, 2016 
By Silver Krieger

Position: Retired Assistant Chief-Chairman Nominator: Kuba Brown

New York, NY - Timothy Mahoney, Retired Assistant Chief-Chairman of Local 94, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), is nominated by Kuba Brown, President of Local 94, for his work with MAP, the Membership Assistance Program.

Philly Airport Workers Rally for $15 and a Union

July 28, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia, PA - About 600 people marched from terminal to terminal at Philadelphia International Airport July 19, demanding that nonunion workers at the airport get a raise to $15 an hour and the right to form a union.

Organizers Get Signatures to Put $15 Minimum on Minneapolis Ballot

July 27, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Minneapolis, MN - Organizers campaigning to get Minneapolis to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour have submitted enough petition signatures to get the issue on the ballot in November, city officials said July 20.

Connecticut Unions Try to Get Laid-Off State Workers Rehired

July 26, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Hartford, CT - The unions representing the more than 1,000 state workers laid off earlier this year because of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget cuts are trying out multiple tactics to get them their jobs back.

Opening Fire Hydrants Illegal

July 25, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding New Yorkers on radio, TV, and in print that opening fire hydrants without spray caps is illegal and dangerous.

Calls for Federal Standards to Prevent Work Place Violence

July 25, 2016 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – On July 20, the National Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health endorsed petitions signed by a group of labor unions nationwide, calling for federal standards that would put preventive measures in place to protect workers - specifically those in the healthcare and social service sectors.

The 2016 Presidential Election –“Panem et Circenses” for America

July 25, 2016 
By Bill Hohlfeld

Valley Cottage, NY “… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two
things: bread and circuses.” Juvenal (100 AD)

Blue Collar Buzz Talks RNC, Trump and More

July 23, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco 

Blue Collar Buzz Hosts Bill Hohlfeld and Neal Tepel.

New York, NY - On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM 970 The Answer, we’re focusing on the shocking sentencing in the Harco Construction case, the ongoing strike at New Jersey’s Trump Taj Mahal Casino and the grand opening of a new healthcare facility at 52 Duane Street catering directly to working people. We’ll also weigh in on some RNC madness. 


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