Municipal Government

Indiana Republican Admits Prevailing Wage Repeal Hasn't Saved Money

May 11, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Milwaukee, WI - In April, Indiana’s House assistant majority leader, Ed Soliday, traveled to Wisconsin, where the Republican-led state Senate is considering a bill to repeal the law that workers on public construction projects must be paid a union-level prevailing wage.

Budget Deal Saves Coal Miners’ Health Fund

May 10, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC -A bipartisan congressional budget committee agreed to a deal May 1 that will bail out a health-care fund covering for 22,000 retired coal miners, including many who suffer from black lung.

Spotlight on American Labor History

May 9, 2017 
By Bill Hohlfeld

Elements of Greatness
This week’s broadcast of “Blue Collar Buzz” highlighted the passing of Walter Reuther, President of the C.I.O.  He was, to be sure, an icon of the American Labor Movement.

Dennis Trainor to be Honored at LaborPress Leadership Awards in June

May 9, 2017  
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – Dennis G. Trainor, Vice President of CWA District One, will be the recipient of a LaborPress Leadership Award on June 1st, 2017. Trainor has a long history of being both a worker and a leader.

An ‘Emotional’ Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council President Jim Briggs…

May 9, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Niagara Falls, NY - After years of making somewhat the same speech at the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s annual Workers’ Memorial that was held Saturday (May 6th) at Reservoir Park in Niagara Falls, Council President Jim Briggs delivered an emotional and angry challenge to Elected Officials and the media to “keep the focus on Worker deaths in the public’s eye in order to help eradicate the problem” in the years to come.

New NLRB Rules Accelerate Union Elections

May 9, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The amount of time workers have to wait to vote on union representation has dropped by 38% since the National Labor Relations Board adopted new rules intended to speed up the process, according to a study by the management law firm Fisher Phillips.

James Mahoney to Receive LaborPress Leadership Award in June

May 8, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – James Mahoney, General Vice-President of the Iron Workers International, has a long history of union service as well as a family history of the same, and will be honored by LaborPress on June 1st at its annual LaborPress Leadership Awards.

Teamster Provides Lifesaving Program for Veterans

May 7, 2017
By Lori Goldberg

20 Veterans commit suicide each day in the United States. This is unforgivable. Cliff Nolan of Teamsters Joint Council 73 and a good friend, Judy Isaacson Schaffer were angry and decided to do something about it. They founded Heroes to Heroes, an organization that provides a spiritual healing and peer support program for Combat Veterans of all conflicts that have attempted suicide or are on a path to doing so.


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