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by Guest Post | on Nov 19, 2015

Battle over wages on Long Island

LI Fed to LIA:  Significant studies show clear economic benefit to raising the minimum wageJohn R. Durso, President of The Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, said today that the labor...

by Don Daley | on Oct 23, 2013

Local 1049 is working to Save Long Island Jobs

Message from Don Daley, Business Manager: National Grid has sent a notice of intent to move good Local 1049 jobs to both Brooklyn and Syracuse.  These jobs involve the gas business unit and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 15, 2013

Cut them off!

Congressman Tim Bishop and Local Workers Push to "Cut Off" Taxpayer Funds for Call Center Outsourcing Long Island workers in the call center industry joined Congressman Tim Bishop...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 05, 2013

Wal-Mart Hates America.

Wal-Mart Hates America. Anti-American, Pro-China Wal-Mart will be having a grand opening in Levittown, Long Island, for the first supermarket in New York State. The store is just down the block from...

by Rollando Scott | on Jul 03, 2013

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

This Thursday, we celebrate the birth of our nation. Some of us will be working, and some of us will gather around the barbeque with our family and friends. It is gratifying to see our kids waving...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 16, 2011

John Edwards - A Long Island Scrooge

So flood this Grinch with phone calls folks at 631-224-5559. This outgoing lame duck Islip Town Councilman who was raised on a union wage, voted against putting Long Islanders to work - just in time...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 15, 2011

Important Announcement from Local 1049

Today, based on recommendation by LIPA staff the Long Island Power Authority Board of Trustees voted to award the electric transmission and distribution management service agreement to Public Service...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 12, 2011

Helping Our Brothers at Cablevision this Holiday Season

Over 70% of Cablevision Techs in Brooklyn have signed cards in support of organizing their union with us, but of course this will not be easy. Cablevision will not recognize them as a union and there...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 09, 2011

Verizon is on Welfare

From 2008-2010, Verizon owed $11.4 billion in federal taxes-but instead, it got nearly $1 billion in tax rebates. Verizon could have used those tax savings to create jobs and reach a fair contract...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 25, 2011

NJ Gas Station Workers get Justice.

News from the US DOL: The Wage and Hour Division has recovered $1,014,895 in back wages for 295 gas station workers throughout New Jersey who were denied fair compensation for their work. As part of...

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