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Hands-Off the Desnuda of Times Square

August 26, 2015
By Larry Cary

I say let the desnuda of Times Square alone.  The law says that women can display their breasts in public.  And the law says that panhandling is protected by the First Amendment.

Gallup Poll: ‘Americans Want Unions’

August 24, 2015
By Clyde Weiss Reprined:

Americans are seeing the connection between unions and balancing the economy, allowing workers to come together to build a better life for their families. Overall, Gallup found that support for labor unions is now at an impressive 58 percent, a rise of 5 percentage points since 2008. A Business Insider headline put it simply: ‘Americans want unions.’

Affordable Housing Essential for NYC

August 21, 2015
By NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

New York NY - More New Yorkers than ever are struggling to keep up with rising rents, leaving less and less of their paychecks for things like food, healthcare, and other essentials. This is not a niche issue; it affects everyone from those struggling at the bottom of the economic ladder to middle-class working families.

BP Diaz Blasts NYCHA Housing Proposal

August 21, 2015
By Tara Jessup

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is raising serious concerns over a proposal by the New York City Housing Authority to develop open green spaces between existing buildings at city housing projects. “The tenants of NYCHA should not be treated like second-class citizens,” said Borough President Diaz.

Trump Las Vegas Employees Seeking to Unionize

August 20, 2015
By john Quinn, LaborPress USA

Las Vegas, Nevada, Employees from Trump International Hotel Las Vegas have been demonstrating for pay equality and the right to join a union. Over 500 Trump Las Vegas employees are seeking to unionize so that they can have the American Dream and have a better life for themselves and their families.

Construction of Hudson River Tunnel Essential

August 20, 2015
By Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

For the past several weeks there has been much discussion about building a new cross Hudson tunnel. I am excited by the dialogue, and I am encouraged by the positive statement issued following today’s meeting held by Senator Booker for the New Jersey delegation and the federal government. It appears all parties are on the same page: the key to moving forward is obtaining federal grant support for the project.

IAM Endorses Hillary for President

August 18, 2015
By John Quinn, LaborPress DC Bureau

Washington, NY -- The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has endorsed former U.S. Secretary of State and honorary IAM member Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States. The move comes after a unanimous vote by union leaders and an internal survey of IAM members, who voiced strong support for an early endorsement and named Clinton as the overwhelming favorite.

What A Stirring New British Documentary Has To Teach U.S. Unions

August 17, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

British strikers face cops. Photo courtesy of John Sturrock/

New York, NY - In 1984, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher declared war on England’s trade unionist movement when she branded thousands of UK mine workers the “enemy within” and set about brutally crushing one of the most important national strikes in the country’s history, in which 11 ultimately died. Now, the filmmakers behind an acclaimed new documentary chronicling that epic struggle say that the U.S. Labor Movement can learn a lot from Britain’s tragic history. 


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