Municipal Government

Pennsylvania State Workers Sign Deal for 11.75% Raise

April 14, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Harrisburg, PA - Service Employees International Union Local 668 has officially finalized a contract covering more than 9,000 Pennsylvania state government employees, the union announced Apr. 7.

The Intercept Staff Unionizes With Writers Guild

April 13, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

New York, NY - The Intercept, the investigative-journalism site founded by Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Laura Poitras, has recognized the Writers Guild of America East to represent its 32-member staff, the union announced Apr. 6.

Three Years After NYC Paid Sick Leave

April 10, 2017
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - April marks three years of New York’s Paid Sick Leave Law. This legislation created the legal right to sick leave for 3.4 million private and nonprofit sector workers. Nearly 1.2 million employees did not previously have access to this work place benefit.

WNY Area Labor Federation Organizer Chris Borgatti: "Leaders Of The Labor Movement Realize It Is ‘Critically Important To Mobilize Against Racism’”

April 10,  2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Lewiston, NY - In the wake of white supremacist propaganda dropped in a number of driveways of residences in the Niagara County Town of Lewiston, and the recent emergence of a member of a violent white supremacist hate group from Texas who has been publicly speaking out here in Western New York, Organized Labor was front and center earlier this week to stand up against such hate speech and “mobilize against racism.”

Trumka Says Both Parties Are Ignoring Workers’ Interests

April 10, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC- AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka criticized both political parties in a speech Apr. 4, charging that “Republicans, and too many Democrats, have rigged our economy to enrich a select few at the expense of everyday, hard-working Americans.”

Michael J. Palladino: The Detectives’ Defender

April 9, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia

Michael J. Palladino, now serving his fourth term as president of the Detectives’ Endowment Association, began his police career in 1979, in the northwest Bronx neighborhood he grew up in. He graduated from Fordham University a year later and was promoted to detective in 1987, after working in the Narcotics Division.

Laborers Urge Virginia Senators to Back Gas Pipeline

April 8, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Amherst, VA - The Laborers International Union of America hand-delivered about 1,600 letters to Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner Mar. 31, urging them to support the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Laborers Early City Council Endorsements

April 6, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - The NYS Laborers' PAC (NYSLPAC) and the Mason Tenders' District Council PAC (MTDCPAC), the two political action committees that represent 25,000 members of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) in New York City,  have announced a list of early endorsements for New York City Council.


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