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Will Workfolk Fare Better Under de Blasio?

March 31, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—The journalist, historian and The Nation columnist Eric Alterman answered in the affirmative when he said in the accompanying video interview that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration wants to get the job done for ordinary folk unlike de Blasio’s two predecessors. 

The One Worker Coop NYC's Mayor Doesn't Love

March 26, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

New York, NY - The City of New York has allocated over a million bucks in the current budget to encourage fledgling worker cooperatives throughout the five boroughs, in addition to deciding to now keep track of just how much of its very lucrative business is going to worker-owned enterprises. But there’s one highly visible coop that isn’t getting much love from the current administration.

Opportunity Knocks in the Hudson Valley

March 26, 2015
By Bill Hohlfeld

Sam Fratto is a practical man. He has to be. He is Business Manager of Local 363, of the IBEW and as such, he is responsible for the livelihood of thousands of electrical workers throughout the Hudson Valley and upstate New York. That is why he, and his organization, are currently in recruitment mode.

Conigliaro To Assume IAM’s General VP Post

March 24, 2015
By LaborPress

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers [IAM] reports that District 15 President and Directing Business Representative James Conigliaro will join the General Secretary-Treasurer’s Department as the new general vice-president.

Aliyya Lee: Why I Fight!

March 23, 2015
SEIU: Western Pennsylvania Reprinted from:

Aliyya Lee is digging in her heels and is ready for battle. She and the 400 other property service workers at the University of Pittsburgh are determined to win a new contract and a better life for their families and their communities.

Longshore Industry Balks At NLRA Exclusion

March 23, 2015
By LaborPress

Tampa, FL — The United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association are strongly opposing any attempts to remove the longshore industry from the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and place it under the jurisdiction of the Railway Labor Act (RLA).

Heads Up, Drivers! There's Road Work Ahead

March 20, 2015
By Danny Donohue

Next week is National Work Zone awareness week, and the union representing men and women working on road crews throughout the state is urging motorists to stow their cell phones, be more mindful, and pay close attention to warning lights when driving.

Shell, Steelworkers Reach Contract Deal

March 19, 2015
By LaborPress

Negotiators from the United Steelworkers and Shell Oil reached agreement March 12 on a new national contract, opening the way to ending a six-week strike at 15 oil refineries. The tentative deal includes a 12% raise over four years, and Steelworkers President Leo Gerard said it won “won vast improvements in safety and staffing.”


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