News From: Union

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...

by Rollando Scott | on Oct 12, 2011

Battle Far From Over

A Message from President Rolando Scott Last week CWA/IBEW NY-NE & CWA/IBEW Mid Atlantic presented the company with a counter proposal which they took under review and evaluated. As of last Friday...

by Brian Schneck | on Oct 07, 2011

Letter: Free Trade is Bad for the Middle Class

We need a jobs deal now, not unfair trade agreements ["Obama challenged on trade," News, Oct. 3]. Congress is getting ready to take up unfair, job-offshoring trade deals. Here's why the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 06, 2011

Are You Part of the 99%?

On October 5th, over 20,000 people from all walks of life converged on Wall Street. Mainstream media is saying its a leaderless multi-messaged event that will soon go away. Others say it is a...

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