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Arkansas Battery Maker Locks Out 200 Workers

May 4, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Fort Smith, AR - Exide Technologies in Fort Smith, a leading supplier of batteries for the U.S. Navy, locked out more than 200 workers at its Fort Smith plant Apr. 24 after they “overwhelmingly rejected the company’s final offer,” International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 700 said.

Ohio Steelworkers Talk Trade With Congressmembers

May 2, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Warren, OH - Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Tim Ryan met with United Steelworkers leaders in Northeast Ohio Apr. 24 to discuss how to combat unfair trade practices effectively.

Spotlight on American Labor History

May 1, 2017 
By Bill Hohlfeld

If you happened to be listening to “Blue Collar Buzz” last night, you heard a few details about the Haymarket martyrs.  Now, if you were to read about it on Wikepedia, or some other “neutral” source, you’d probably get the standardized “anarchist throws bomb” version. 

Statement From Assembly Member Walter T. Mosley

May 1, 2017 

New York City's Property Tax Policy

Brooklyn, NY -  “I would like to take this opportunity to express my strong opposition to the New York City property tax policy – supported, in part, by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

IUPAT Union Supports Communities

April 30, 2017  
By Stephanie West

Hanover, MD -  On Saturday, April 22, over 2,000 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) members across the United States and Canada put their hearts and skills to work for their neighbors to honor the union's second annual IUPAT Community Day of Action.

NYC Revitalizes Commercial Corridors  

April 29, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY – New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) has allocated nearly $9 million in public and private investments to revitalize commercial corridors across the five boroughs.

New Study Shows “Right-to-Work” Laws Harm Workers

April 28, 2017 
By Pablo Ros

Washington, DC - “Right-to-work” laws are nothing new. The first states to adopt such laws did so in the 1940s and 50s. But between 1960 and 2012, a span of 52 years, only four states became “right to work.” In contrast, since 2012, six states have adopted so-called “right-to-work” laws – Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and, just this year, Kentucky and Missouri.

Labor ‘Giving Back’ To Their Communities: Unionized Painters Across The U.S. & Canada…

April 28, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Across, NY - As many as 100 Members from International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 4 participated in an array of community projects on Saturday (April 23rd) in the New York State Cities of Buffalo, Batavia, Rochester, Ithaca, Syracuse and Oswego, as part of the IUPAT’s Community Day of Action, which saw more than 1,000 IUPAT Members across the United States and Canada put their hearts and skills to work for their neighbors during the National Union’s second annual giving back effort.


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