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‘It’s Working People and Poor People Who Will Be Sent to Fight This War’
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‘It’s Working People and Poor People Who Will Be Sent to Fight This War’

New York, NY – “I don’t think there’s a single one of our colleagues who’s for this war.” On January 9, an energized group of New Yorkers concerned that the Trump administration’s assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleiman and a number of other Iranian officials earlier this month is being used to plunge the…

Step Up – War with Iran is a Disaster for Working People Everywhere
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Step Up – War with Iran is a Disaster for Working People Everywhere

New York, NY – This past weekend, opponents of Trump’s lunatic drive for more war moved swiftly to denounce the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleiman and the administration’s disastrous push for further military intervention in the Middle East. Additional acts of civil disobedience and protest will continue in NYC and around the country…

Trump’s NLRB Just Made it Harder for Workers to Unionize
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Trump’s NLRB Just Made it Harder for Workers to Unionize

WASHINGTON—Two National Labor Relations Board actions in the past week will further undo Obama-era efforts to enable union organizing. On Dec. 12, the board voted 2-1 to order an administrative law judge to approve a settlement between McDonald’s and workers who claimed they’d been illegally fired. She’d rejected it last year on the grounds that…

FILLING the Swamp: Trump Taps Repetitive-Injury Denier for Labor Secretary
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FILLING the Swamp: Trump Taps Repetitive-Injury Denier for Labor Secretary

WASHINGTON—Eugene Scalia, the nation’s most prominent denier that repetitive-strain injuries are valid, was formally nominated to be Secretary of Labor Aug. 27. The son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, his clients as a management-side lawyer have included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, when it got rules requiring retirement investment advisors to act…

Many in Labor Thought Stephen Ross Was ‘Racist’ and ‘Misogynistic’ Long Before His Lavish Trump Fundraiser
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Many in Labor Thought Stephen Ross Was ‘Racist’ and ‘Misogynistic’ Long Before His Lavish Trump Fundraiser

New York, NY – This week, many irate Equinox and SoulCycle members flipped out, canceled their memberships and urged others to do the same after learning corporate investor Stephen Ross planned to throw a lavish Hamptons fundraiser on Friday night for Racist-In-Chief Donald Trump’s re-election bid. Trade unionists, however, have long accused Related Companies’ billionaire…

Trump’s Racism is Clear – So is Labor’s Role in Defeating It
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Trump’s Racism is Clear – So is Labor’s Role in Defeating It

Brooklyn, NY – The latest round of deadly mass shootings and sweeping ICE raids on poor working families this week have, once again, laid racism bare, while also underscoring trade unionism’s essential role in combatting it.  “The Trump administration’s mistreatment of immigrants at the border and his constant attacks on black members of Congress, and…

Trump Administration: Cancer Is No Excuse for Federal Workers Not Relocating
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Trump Administration: Cancer Is No Excuse for Federal Workers Not Relocating

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s inspector general concluded Aug. 5 that the Trump administration violated federal budget laws when it decided to relocate 550 workers from Washington to Kansas City—but the USDA, denying the validity of those rules, has begun preparing to fire workers who haven’t agreed to move. The department has also refused to…

Héctor J. Figueroa: ‘Only The Good Die Young’
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Héctor J. Figueroa: ‘Only The Good Die Young’

New York, NY – I dunno, but after the sudden death of 32BJ President  Héctor J. Figueroa late Thursday evening and Donald J. Trump’s plan to raid working families in 10 American cities over the weekend, I can’t help thinking that, indeed, “only the good die young.” Maybe, you’re thinking the same thing. I didn’t…

‘Where Were You When Children Were Being Stripped From The Hands Of Their Mothers?’
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‘Where Were You When Children Were Being Stripped From The Hands Of Their Mothers?’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Facing the back side of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices with chants of “Close the camps” and a forest of orange and white electric candlelights, more than 1,000 people rallied in lower Manhattan July 12, to protest what 32BJ SEIU called “the inhumane detention practices and brutal immigration policies of the Trump…

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