News From: Union

by Kris LaGrange | on May 05, 2011

Can you hear me now?

Communications Workers were leafletting and letting folks know that Verizon brought in $24.2 Billion, paid 0 federal income taxes, and got a $1.3 Billion dollar refund. What the heck are we doing...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 05, 2011

Miguel Bloomberg: Mayor of Mexico City

Say it ain't so Mike...the city taxi of the future contract was awarded to Nissan. Public tax dollars will be given to a auto plant in Mexico where workers who earn $1 an hour, will make the new...

by Rollando Scott | on May 03, 2011

Send Your Letter!

There is a new bill that Local 1109 is working on passing up in Albany. Basically, the FiOS Deployment Study Bill would do research to make sure that Verizon is adding FiOS in all neighborhoods, not...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 28, 2011

Workers of the World Unite with St. Joseph!

This Sunday is May Day Comrades, so thousands of workers are expected to rally in New York City at Foley Square - Worth Street (Between Centre & Lafayette Streets) Event organizers will be...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 23, 2011

Local 66 Cares

On the eve of Workers Memorial Day and the 40th Anniversary of OSHA, Local 66 will be joining CWA Local 1104 (Verizon), IBEW Local 1049 (National Grid), the Building Trades and the United Auto...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 22, 2011

CSEA Sues NIFA

The public employee union in Nassau County, CSEA Local 830, is taking the Nassau Interium Finance Authority to court for freezing wage increases for 10,000 working families. Last January, County...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 22, 2011

AFGE or NTEU

Reported by the NYT: In the largest unionization vote involving federal employees, the nation's airport screeners voted in favor of unionizing, but federal officials said on Wednesday that there...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 14, 2011

Bring Your Hard Hats to Church!

It's official, St. Patrick's Church in Bay Shore will be hosting the first ever Long Island based Workers Memorial Mass on Wednesday, April 27th at 6 PM. This event, which is being organized...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 13, 2011

The Workers Memorial Mass

Every Year on Workers Memorial Day in NYC, St. Patrick's Cathedral hosts a standing room only Mass honoring all those in the Building Trades who died on the job. Workers Memorial Day, April 28th...

by Rollando Scott | on Apr 08, 2011

Hundreds of Us Marched and Rallied!

At 4.30 on April 4, there were six of us at Cadman Plaza Park and two of the people were our cameraman. At 4.40 pm there were thirty of us and then the crowd started to build by the minute and before...

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