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by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 08, 2013

LIBN Column: Nassau COBA’s brave, risky move

It’s been three years since a Nassau County corrections officer had a raise.The average CO makes $30,000 a year. The benefits are nice, but the work is grueling. “Being a corrections...

by UCOMM Radio | on Nov 08, 2013

UCOMM Radio: Tales of two Martin's

Marty Cantor, the Director of Long Island Center of Socio Economic Policy calls in to talk about the ill rushed Common Core standards that are wreaking havoc on our school kids. Ryan Delgado of the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 11, 2013

LIBN Column: Unions have strength in numbers

Organized labor has an image problem. But don’t worry – it also has a plan to change its reputation among workers, and to encourage them not to go it alone.As author Phillip Dray says,...

by Mia Jorgenson | on Aug 30, 2013

Happy Labor Day CWA 1104 GSEU!

On behalf of the officers at CWA Local 1104/GSEU, I would like to welcome you to the beginning of a new academic year. The year begins with a celebration on Monday, a holiday that organized labor...

by Leo Yanez | on Aug 30, 2013

Our duty to be vocal this weekend

Brothers and Sisters, the Labor Day weekend is here, for many this signifies the end of the Summer and the start of the school year. Labor day is much more than that. Labor day is a celebration of...

by Don Daley | on Aug 29, 2013

Labor Day: You are on the front lines

Labor Day is the result of the labor movement, as is the 8 hour work day, minimum wage, social security, the family medical leave act, occupational safety and health, the end of child labor and the...

by Steve Flanagan | on Aug 28, 2013

Happy Labor Day Laborers Local 66 - The Building Trades Finest!

On behalf of the staff and officers, we would like to wish all the members and their families a very safe and happy Labor Day. Labor Day is the result of the labor movement, as is the 8 hour work day...

by George Bloom | on Aug 28, 2013

Our existence is to be honored this Labor Day

End of the summer, back to school, last minute shopping and annoying KIA car commercials. Our neighbors may be unaware of the 36 things unions have done to improve our lives and Labor Day's true...

by Chip Gerrity | on Aug 27, 2013

Happy Labor Day Local 94

You may have heard our radio ad on 95.9 The Rat or 93.7 WSTW reminding our neighbors of Labor Days true meaning. We are doing Labor Day with style this year; working with the Next Up Committee we are...

by Jeff Davis | on Aug 26, 2013

Duquesne Light Negotiations

Since our last report, we have met with the Company four times during the week of August 12. Much of that week was devoted to discussions on pension and health care. The Company brought in...

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