Municipal Government

CSEA Local 807 President Bonnie Peters ‘Calls Out’…

June 9, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Maryville, NY - Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 807 President Bonnie Peters will be back in attendance tonight - (Wednesday, June 7th) when Chautauqua County’s Legislators meet to conduct a Public Services Forum in Mayville – the second time in a week that she’ll continue to apply public heat on a county plan of action that encourages the merging and dissolution of its villages and towns.

Trump Policies Make America Safe for Wage Theft

June 9, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Immigrants who are victims of wage theft are increasingly afraid to complain about it under the rule of Donald Trump.

Unions React to the MAX Killings

June 6, 2017 
By Don McIntosh

Portland, OR -  The May 26 attacks on the MAX light rail train hit close to home for many local union members. Jeremy Christian, an ex-con and self-described political nihilist, got on a westbound train at Lloyd Center at about 4:30 Friday and immediately targeted two African-American girls, one of them wearing a hijab, with a loud and frightening racist rant.

LaborPress Leadership Winners: Fight Trumpism With Solidarity

June 5, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Preparing his speech for LaborPress’s Leadership Awards June 1, New York State Ironworkers President James Mahoney found a 113-year-old quote he liked by Eugene V. Debs on the Internet.

21st Century Has Fewer Women in U.S. Workforce

June 5, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Los Angeles, CA - Since 2000, the percentage of women participating in the U.S. workforce has declined slightly, reversing more than a half-century of dramatic growth.

House Republicans Revive Anti-Union Bill

June 4, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - House Republicans reintroduced a bill May 25 that would seriously weaken labor unions’ ability to organize workplaces and continue to represent them.

China Arrests Man Investigating Ivanka Trump Factory Conditions

June 3, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

New York, NY - One Chinese labor activist has been arrested and two others are missing after investigating working conditions in a factory making Ivanka Trump-branded shoes, a New York-based advocacy group said May 31.


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