Municipal Government

FL State Workers Getting First Real Raise in 11 Years – Thanks to AFSCME

June 2, 2017 
By Mark McCullough


Tallahassee, FL - State workers in Florida will get their first real pay raise in 11 years thanks to AFSCME Florida’s hard work during the recently-concluded 2017 legislative session.

CWA Local 1102: Organizing on Staten Island for Global Change

June 1, 2017
By Jane Latour

Editor's Note: Today we debut a brand new column by noted Labor author and commentator Jane Latour. Look for more from Jane in the weeks and months to come!

CWA Local 1102: Leading the way.

New York, NY - Intrigued with with the organizing efforts of Staten Island trade unionists following last month’s impressive Climate Justice March — we recently took a trip to the city’s largest borough to find out more about CWA Local 1102 and their ongoing fight for climate justice and peace, immigrant rights, women’s rights and workers’ rights. 

Anti-Union Firings At XPO Logistics

May 31, 2017 
By International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Hamilton Township, NJ - A group of more than 50 Teamsters and supporters, including state lawmakers and the head of the state AFL-CIO, protested outside the XPO Logistics, Inc.

‘Our Thanks to the Veterans

May 29, 2017
By Dr. Leonard H. Golubchick LaborPress Entertainment Editor

We erect monuments so that we always remember, and we build memorials so that we never forget.

Happy Memorial Day 2017

May 29, 2017
By Tara Jessup  

“Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.”

The Memorial Day Massacre of 1937

May 29, 2017 
By Bill Hohlfeld

On last night’s broadcast we referred to the Memorial Day Massacre of 1937 during our regular feature, “Spotlight on American Labor History.”

Kentucky Unions File Suit Against ‘Right-to-Work’ Law

May 29, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky AFL-CIO and Teamsters Local 89 filed a lawsuit May 25, asking a Franklin County judge to stop enforcement of the state’s union-shop ban.

Win Week In Review

May 28, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News

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Washington, DC - Fight For $15 and the Trump resistance have a message for Trump and all politicians standing between them and their goal of $15 and hour and union rights.


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