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Robots Treated Better Than Amazon’s Workers On Staten Island
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, New York, Retail

Robots Treated Better Than Amazon’s Workers On Staten Island

New York, NY – Confronted with a workplace environment more hospitable to beeping robots than warm-blooded human beings — employees at Amazon’s “fulfillment center” on Staten Island on Wednesday took to the steps of City Hall to sound the alarm about working conditions that also invoke fears of a latter-day Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire waiting…

NY Unions Jeer Amazon’s HQ2 Deal
Building Trades, Features, New York, Retail

NY Unions Jeer Amazon’s HQ2 Deal

By Steven Wishnia NEW YORK, N.Y.—Citing Amazon’s long anti-labor record, the union representing New York City’s retail workers has come out strongly against the city and state promising the online-sales behemoth more than $2.5 billion in subsidies to locate its new branch headquarters in Long Island City.

Will Working Men & Women Halt Trump’s Agenda?
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, National, Retail, Transportation

Will Working Men & Women Halt Trump’s Agenda?

Reporter’s Notebook New York, NY – The state-sponsored kidnapping of more than 2,300 children at the U.S. border and ICE’s massive raid on three Fresh Mark meat-processing plants in Ohio have compelled some union leaders to call out the racist-in-chief’s latest assaults on the America soul for the existential threat they are — but if Organized…