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Dr. Jill Stein Joins Blue Collar Buzz!

November 30, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco 

Dr. Jill Stein.

New York, NY - Still reeling two weeks after the presidential election of Donald J. Trump, LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz this Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, welcomes 2016 Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein who talks about efforts to recount the vote in three swing states — as well as her thoughts on organized labor’s losing political strategy of backing entrenched establishment candidates like Hillary Rodham Clinton. 

Trump’s Education Pick Funds Child-Labor Advocates

November 30, 2016
By Steven Wishnia

Washington, DC - Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, is not just one of the nation’s leading funders of efforts to privatize education and destroy labor unions.

AFL-CIO Endorses Pelosi Over Challenger for Leadership

November 30, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The AFL-CIO on Nov. 22 endorsed Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for re-election as House Minority Leader, backing her over longshot challenger Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio).

Hoffa Re-Elected Teamsters President

November 30, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - James P. Hoffa has narrowly won a fifth term as general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, according to final results released Nov. 21. “We will continue to lead the fight to organize the unorganized, ensure strong health care, good wages, a secure retirement and holding employers and politicians accountable,” Hoffa said in a statement.

Advocating for Fairness in the Workplace

November 29, 2016
By AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunder

Washington, DC - ”In this month's election, voters spoke loudly and clearly about their economic anxiety and frustration, their fear that they won’t be able to provide for their families no matter how hard they work. Blocking the overtime rule, which would have given millions of Americans a raise, is a cruel slap in their face.

Trump University Settlement Reached

November 29, 2016
By New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

New York, NY -  In 2013, my office sued Donald Trump for swindling thousands of innocent Americans out of millions of dollars through a scheme known as Trump University.

Despite Setback, Kanye West Can Still be President

November 29, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco
Reporter’s Notebook

Who wants to be the next president?

Brooklyn, NY - Normally, Kanye West's admission to a southern California hospital for “exhaustion” would have automatically derailed the rapper's hugely ambitious quest for the White House. But not anymore — not after the country just finished electing a super-sleazy presidential candidate who brags he’s so rich and famous he has license to sexually assault women. Now, anything is possible. 

Texas Judge Wrongly Takes Away Overtime From Millions of Workers

November 26, 2016 
By Kelly Ross
Reprinted:
aflcio.org

Dallas, TX - Texas Judge Wrongly Takes Away Overtime From Millions of Workers In a shocking and wrongly-decided opinion, a U.S. district court judge in the Eastern District of Texas has taken away overtime protection from millions of American workers.

 

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