Municipal Government

EPA Union Asks Pruitt Not to Close Chicago Office

April 27, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

East Chicago, IN - As Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt visited the Chicago area Apr. 19, the union representing agency workers urged him to meet with them “to discuss the devastating impact of your proposed EPA cuts.”

Bloomingdale’s Workers OK May 1 Strike

April 26, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Workers at the Bloomingdale’s department store on East 59th Street voted Apr. 24 to go on strike if they don’t get an acceptable contract by May 1.

City Hall In The Bronx Late May

April 26, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. have announced the next stop for City Hall 'in Your Borough' will be The Bronx. Mayor de Blasio, top City officials and commissioners will arrive to Bronx Borough Hall the last full week of May for a week-long series of satellite office hours.

Spotlight on American Labor History

April 24, 2017
By Bill Hohlfeld

Whose Work Do We Value?

During last night’s broadcast, we focused our spotlight on the commemoration of Workers Memorial Day, which will take place again this year on April 28th. The simple message of the ceremonies that take place on that day is that no one should have to die in the attempt to make a living. Yet, often they do.

This Week's Buzz: Redistributing Wealth Downward And More!

April 20, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

New York, NY - The guests on this week’s edition of LaborPress’ ‘Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. at AM970, are looking to root out corruption on Long Island; put money back into the hands of New York City’s working class; and create good union jobs through the new green economy. 

Missouri Union-Shop Ban Backers Try to Stop Vote to Repeal It

April 20, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Jefferson City, MO - Supporters of Missouri’s new union-shop ban are trying again to have the courts block a voter referendum to repeal the law.

New Industrial Jobs In Staten Island

April 19, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

Staten Island, NY -  New York City has announced a new partnership with Staten Island MakerSpace, a Stapleton based non-profit STEAM education and community innovation center that helps support new companies that are creating jobs on Staten Island.

Walker Signs Law to Ban Local Project-Labor Agreements

April 19, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Madison, WI - Gov. Scott Walker signed a law Apr. 17 prohibiting local governments from making project-labor agreements that require contractors to use union labor.


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