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by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 28, 2011

UAW puts pressure on Congress

So this whole federal debt nonsense can be summed up like this; The President wants to end the Bush Tax Cuts, the GOP does not. Debt ceiling, boners, whatever, it is just confusing. So the UAW in...

by Brian Schneck | on Jul 26, 2011

Vote Yes for Good Jobs Now!

At our membership meeting on June 28, 259 had a visit from Michael Picker, Executive Vice President of the New York Islanders. Picker came to explain to us the importance of Nassau County giving the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 21, 2011

Speak up!

When your local newspaper writes an article about unions, or about working people fighting for basic rights, you should feel free to comment . Often negative and uneducated comments get posted, so...

by Brian Schneck | on Jul 14, 2011

Come walk the picket line for JUSTICE!

VW Manhattan, 55th & 11th Ave Monday, July 18th - 12 noon to 1 pm Our brothers have been fighting for a fair first contract with the boss at VW Manhattan. The boss, Michael Morais, has chosen to...

NO CONTRACT, NO COOKIES -  the workers' march
by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 08, 2011

A Tear Jerker on HBO

This emotional documentary is called No Contract, No Cookies. Remember when Stella D'Oro went on strike for 11 months? Replaced by scabs, not one worker "broke rank." When the strike...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 02, 2011

Without Unions, there is no Land of the Free

This 4th of July weekend is a well deserved one for working people. We all have been working extremely hard this summer, and an extra day to spend with our family and friends is just what we need to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 30, 2011

CWA Planning a Bunch of Rallies.

The Communications Workers of America are bargaining with billion dollar profiteers at Verizon Communications. In the spirit of giving, which the company is giving nothing, the CWA is going to give...

by George Bloom | on Jun 28, 2011

The Pay Bill Passed!

Special Message from President George Bloom: Sisters and Brothers - I can only say that it has been a grueling week with our union pulling out all the stops in an effort to bring this saga of the pay...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 23, 2011

Nobody Likes Cintas

The LIBN recently reported that.."About a dozen people gathered in front of the Cintas building in Central Islip, NY on Tuesday to criticize tax breaks that are given to bad corporate citizens...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 23, 2011

IKEA is Organizing-Finally!

The International Association of Machinists filed its request with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday along with signature cards from a majority of eligible employees at the Danville, Va.,...