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Labor For Our Revolution: Four National Unions Support May Day Actions

April 18, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Washington, DC - Four national unions that are part of a new Labor For Our Revolution network are supporting the May 1st worker protests dubbed "A Day Without Immigrants".

Trump Hires Federal Administrator Who Purged Gay Workers

April 18, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - A top Agriculture Department official appointed by President Donald Trump in January was a “key player” in an effort to get rid of gay and lesbian workers in his agency during the Bush administration, ProPublica reports.

Spotlight on American Labor History

April 17, 2017 
By Bill Hohlfeld

The Clothes We Wear
Last night’s “Spotlight” piece was about the International Ladies Garment Workers Union Strike of 1916. Let me cut to the chase right here. They won. They got higher pay, better conditions and union recognition. Let’s think about that fact for a moment.

NYC Expands E-Waste Collection Program

April 17, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - Mayor de Blasio has announced the expansion of a successful curbside electronic waste collection program started on Staten Island to other boroughs of the city beginning this fall.

California Court Upholds San Diego Pension Cuts

April 17, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

San Diego, CA - A California court on Apr. 11 upheld a 2012 San Diego ballot initiative that cut retirement benefits for city workers. The 4th District Court of Appeal unanimously overturned the state Public Employee Relations Board’s 2015 ruling that the measure violated state law on public employees’ collective-bargaining rights.

N.H. Labor Nominee Draws Union Ire

April 17, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire AFL-CIO sharply criticized Gov. Chris Sununu nomination of union-shop ban supporter Ken Merrifield to head the state Department of Labor.

Senate IDC Secures Funding for Immigrant Legal Aid

April 16, 2017 
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress Albany

Albany, NY -  Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) Senate colleagues have announced they helped make the largest commitment to immigrant legal aid in New York State history.

Pension Cuts Delayed for Upstate Teamsters

April 15, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Buffalo, NY - Impending pension cuts for 34,000 active and retired Teamsters in New York State have been delayed at least until September.


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