News From: Union

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 11, 2011

Remember when that Wal-Mart Worker died?

It wasn't too long ago - but back in 2008 the dingbats in Valley Stream trampled 34 year old Jdimytai Damour to death at 5 am on Black Friday just so they could get their hands on the latest...

by Daniel Hinton | on Nov 10, 2011

Teamsters Locked Out by the 1 Percent

If any current battle in the war on workers is emblematic of the 1 percent versus the 99 percent, the lockout of 43 art handlers at Sotheby's auction house in Manhattan is it.On the evenings of...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 09, 2011

Ohio Unions get revenge as Issue 2 fails!

A year after Gov. John Kasich and legislative Republicans were swept into office, Ohio voters delivered them a stinging rebuke yesterday, striking down an extensive curtailing of public-union power...

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 Kris LaGrange | on Nov 04, 2011

LIPA makes decision to move forward with SERVCO model

The (LIPA) Board of Trustees approved a plan to restructure the way LIPA contracts for services to operate its electric utility business. Beginning in 2014, LIPA will adopt an improved business model...

by Brian Schneck | on Oct 28, 2011

The Wealthy Need to Pay Their Fair Share

From Wall Street to Washington, Americans are demanding that politicians stand up for all of us, not just the top 1%. The reason: our society, and our economy, is out of whack. President Obama's...

by Brian Schneck | on Oct 28, 2011

Class Warfare - Your Damn Right it is!

Did you know that 50% of American workers earn less than $26,364 a year? Well it's true - This is just simply outrageous and immoral. When we have a consumer based economy and the consumer does...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 28, 2011

Albany DA is the man!

Albany's District attorney, David Soares, state troopers, and the Albany police chief and his officers resisted pressure from Governor Cuomo and the Albany Mayor to perform a middle of the night...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 14, 2011

The Mineola Cheeseheads

Nassau County Executive Edman Gano is planning to lay off more than 1,000 workers and mandate employees and retirees to pay twenty-five percent into their health insurance costs. In addition, he is...

by Don Dunn | on Oct 13, 2011

Bargaining Report 48

CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met with the Company today to continue discussions regarding the Company's counter proposal. After reviewing the company...

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