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Can the Sanders Movement Be Turned Into a Permanent Force?

September 27, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination this year was “the most significant left political insurgency in American politics in 50 years,” Bob Masters, political director for Communications Workers of America District One, declared at a forum Sept. 16. “What will become of this incredible mobilization?”

Trump Trailing Among Union Voters, AFL-CIO Poll Says

September 15, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Donald Trump lost support among union members in five key states over the summer, according to internal polling figures released by the AFL-CIO Sept. 7.

This Week's Buzz: Justice for Joe Hill; What's Up With Neoliberal Labor?

September 14, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

New York, NY - On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, we’re looking back at the life of legendary IWW martyr Joe Hill and the new efforts to exonerate him 100 years after his execution. We’ll also talk about the rise of neoliberalism inside the Labor Movement today, and why it’s the wrong move for workers. Next, it’s stirring voices from the instructor lockout at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus, as well as this year’s Labor Day Parade. 

Trump Doesn’t Pay Campaign Staff

September 9, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has come up with a solution to the problem of huge campaign payrolls.

Teamsters Endorse Clinton

September 5, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced Aug. 26 that it has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, after a unanimous vote by its executive board.

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

August 31, 2016 
By AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders

New York, NY - ”AFSCME applauds the Obama administration's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order and fully supports the regulations required to implement it.

Social Security Must Remain Strong

August 28, 2016 
By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Editorial

Washington, DC - Exactly 81 years ago this month, President Roosevelt signed Social Security into law. It’s wonderful that even after all these years, Social Security still stands strong as one of the government’s most successful programs.

Once Bitten, Twice Liable

August 26, 2016 
By: Michael A. Serpico, Esq.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs each year (and, in case you were wondering, in 2015, 6,549 were US Postal employees.)

 

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