by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 25, 2011

Working on Thanksgiving should be a crime.

Was anyone else angry when you heard that people were forced to work their low wage retail job on Thanksgiving Day? Where you one of the jerks who shopped on Thanksgiving Day or at midnight? Please,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 18, 2011

Cable is Organizing in Brooklyn!

Putting their foot down and taking control of their work lives, exploited workers in Cablevision who work in Brooklyn just went public and are organizing their union with CWA Local 1109. As we speak...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 04, 2011

LI Bus get the WARN Act.

Just in time for the holidays, the NYS Dept. of Labor recently notified the workforce at L.I. Bus of mass layoffs. The union workforce is waiting for the new private bus company to start negotiations...

by George Bloom | on Sep 10, 2011

9/11: An American Requiem

Special Message from President George Bloom: Ten Years Later and we have not forgotten. As Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Stony Brook University WTC Treatment Center, I am more than pleased to...

by Brian Schneck | on Aug 25, 2011

NO NEW COLISEUM = NO JOBS = NO ENDORSEMENTS!

As you are aware by now, the residents of Nassau County spoke loud and clear on August 1st that NO new Coliseum will be built any time soon. Sadly, thousands of workers whose job depends on the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 14, 2011

Bastille Day

Is a day of celebrations of French culture. Many large-scale public events are held, including a military parade in Paris, as well as communal meals, dances, parties and fireworks. The Bastille was a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 08, 2011

The Biz'z are fighting

So if you live in Nassau County, and you are registered to vote, you can approve the building of a new Nassau Coliseum on August 1st. But the Long Island Association (LIA) and the Assoc. for a Better...

by Steve Flanagan | on Jun 22, 2011

Message from the Business Manager

Negotiations is never an easy time for us. We are currently negotiating with six employer association groups - and two associations that accept the terms of the six larger associations. The challenge...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 16, 2011

Give LILAC Some Support

A fundraiser is scheduled for June 22nd so if you are interested in contributing, please contact Linda at LILAC at (631) 249-6565. LILAC stands for the Long Island Labor Advisory Council and...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 26, 2011

Local 1049 Cares

They are a busy local union. Not only do they keep the gas & lights on, but they recently participated in the Parkinson's Walk, organized another successful Electric Safety Day with Smithtown...

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