Tag: Laborers

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…

Laborers Protest ‘Leaning Tower of New York’
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Laborers Protest ‘Leaning Tower of New York’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—“This looks like the Leaning Tower of New York,” says Joe Scopo, head organizer of District Council 16 of the Cement and Concrete Workers, as about a dozen Laborers Union members and supporters rallied outside a condominium building under construction in Manhattan Nov. 13.  The 13-story structure at Sixth Avenue and 14th Street is…

A Labor-Management Response To Intro. 157…
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A Labor-Management Response To Intro. 157…

Editor’s Note: This is an op-ed from Mike Hellstom, secretary treasurer, Laborers Local 108 and Ron Bergamini, CEO, Action Carting Environmental Services. Unions have been in the news lately.  The US Supreme Court’s recent decision in Janus v. AFSCME holding that public sector employees can benefit from union representation without paying dues has garnered much commentary. …