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by Daniel Hinton | on Sep 12, 2015

Unions Close Racial Pay Gap, CUNY Study Says

Researchers at the Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) came out with a study last week showing that organizing non-white workers closes...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 04, 2015

Do Something Active This Labor Day

For some, the celebration of Labor Day may be an afterthought. For activists — whether labor, civil, women's, etc. — it's personal. Every labor leader from coast to coast has put...

by Guest Post | on Feb 05, 2015

Education petition addresses poverty and fair funding

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he has an Opportunity Agenda, but his education agenda is slamming the door shut on opportunity for hundreds of thousands of students in every corner of the state....

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 25, 2014

Would you like union-busting with those fries?

McDonald's Corporation is being investigated by the National Labor Relations Board for firing workers for union activity. The Fast Food Workers Committee is claiming that McDonald's fired 9...

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 Oct 04, 2013

Keep 'em here! IBEW battles National Grid

Keep 'em here! National Grid wants to remove customer assistance positions from Long Island. This will have negative effects on gas utility service, reliability, safety and our local economy....

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 31, 2013

Union Teachers under attack, again.

As parents are learning their children's state standardized test scores and school districts finalize teacher evaluations, New York State United Teachers President Richard C. Iannuzzi released...

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 Kris LaGrange | on Jul 03, 2013

1109 Interconnects: Are hospitals rolling the dice?

Not that CWA 1109 members need another reason to get rid of Mayor Bloomberg and vote for Bill Deblasio to be our next mayor, but we will give you one anyway. On Friday New York City Health and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 03, 2013

CWA: U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Cablevision's Bid to Stop NLRB Hearing

Washington, D.C. -Following is a statement by the Communications Workers of America on Cablevision's attempt to stop the National Labor Relations Board hearing scheduled for July 8. The U.S....

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