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Local 420 President Jeers State’s ‘Reactive’ Posture in the Face of COVID-19
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Local 420 President Jeers State’s ‘Reactive’ Posture in the Face of COVID-19

New York, NY – Carmen Charles is president of the New York City Municipal Hospitals Employees Union, Local 420, DC37, AFSCME. The union represents healthcare workers in NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). She…

NYC’s Working Class Gives Mayor de Blasio a ‘Wake Up Call’
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NYC’s Working Class Gives Mayor de Blasio a ‘Wake Up Call’

Brooklyn, NY – This past week should have made it abundantly clear to an increasingly impotent New York City mayor looking to axe 22,000 municipal employees from their jobs and force Public School teachers back into poorly ventilated classrooms in the middle of a pandemic — that he could very well have a genuine working…

Labor Marches for Nationwide Policing Reforms and Stronger Voting Rights
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Labor Marches for Nationwide Policing Reforms and Stronger Voting Rights

Washington, DC – On Friday, a powerful coalition of Labor unions joined forces to help co-sponsor the 57th anniversary celebration of 1963’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom — an event packed with extraordinary urgency and profundity in an era of ongoing police brutality and calls to defund the police. This year’s anniversary march…

Workers Defense League Sees Surge of Unemployed People Seeking Help Obtaining Benefits
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Workers Defense League Sees Surge of Unemployed People Seeking Help Obtaining Benefits

New York, NY – The Workers Defense League has seen its fair share of unemployment insurance  (UI) cases, but after marking its 84th anniversary this year, the non-profit’s Executive Director Jon Bloom says there has been a surge in workers from all backgrounds and income levels requiring assistance.  “We work extensively helping workers get their…

‘A No Brainer’ – Workers Feeding New Yorkers in Hot Kitchens During the Pandemic Need A/C
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‘A No Brainer’ – Workers Feeding New Yorkers in Hot Kitchens During the Pandemic Need A/C

New York, NY – Union officials, members, elected officials, and concerned passersby gathered in front of 250 Broadway on Wednesday, August 5th to speak and hear about the plight of school lunch workers, who have been deemed essential and who have been working during the coronavirus pandemic to feed, not only students — but the…

NYC Unions Challenge Trumpian Racism and the ‘Three-Pronged Crisis’ Gripping American Workers
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NYC Unions Challenge Trumpian Racism and the ‘Three-Pronged Crisis’ Gripping American Workers

New York, NY – Angry trade unionists on the front lines of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic stood up, on Monday morning, against the “three-pronged crisis” gripping workers in Donald Trump’s America, demanding an end to systemic racism and the immediate passage of the Heroes Act in the U.S. Senate.  “Working people are suffering under a…

New City Budget Could Ax 1 Out of Every 15 City Workers
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New City Budget Could Ax 1 Out of Every 15 City Workers

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The coronavirus-austerity budget passed by the City Council July 1 could result in one out of every 15 city workers being laid off if labor costs aren’t cut by $1 billion within three months—and the unions representing them aren’t happy about that. “That’s a thank-you we get for fighting the virus,” Uniformed Sanitationmen’s…

More Civilians Could Be Taking Over For Desk Duty Cops, Says DC37 Local 1549 VP
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More Civilians Could Be Taking Over For Desk Duty Cops, Says DC37 Local 1549 VP

New York, NY – “Defund the Police” has become a rallying cry among protestors who want to see police precincts demilitarized and defunded with part of their budgets going towards community programs or services following the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota on Memorial Day.  Floyd’s killing has not only led to demonstrators demanding police…

Local 372 Members Risk All Feeding New Yorkers; Demand Proper Protections
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Local 372 Members Risk All Feeding New Yorkers; Demand Proper Protections

New York, NY – Local 372 members are on the front lines of the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, putting themselves at risk as they now step up to help all New Yorkers gain access to free Grab and Go meals. Local 372 represents 24,000 members working as NYPD school crossing guards, school food service workers, loaders…

NYC Labor Unions Jeer ‘Out of Control’ Healthcare Costs
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NYC Labor Unions Jeer ‘Out of Control’ Healthcare Costs

New York, NY – Two of the most powerful labor unions in the city and their allies are mad as hell at the skyrocketing cost of healthcare in this town and the “irrational” hospital billing that’s become the financial equivalent of “Russian roulette.” City Council Members Mark Levine [D-7th District] and Fernando Cabrera [D-14th District]…

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