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by George Bloom | on Aug 06, 2011

Strike Information

George Bloom Speaking: We met briefly with the full bargaining team, the CWA and the IBEW with Verizon this morning. The company is taunting us with their refusal to remove any of their demands from...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 04, 2011

LILAC writes a Letter

So kick-ass labor attorney Marty Glennon was in Newsday today promoting the commom sense idea of an Infrastructure Bank for job creation, mixing union pensions with public monies to invest in road...

by Brian Schneck | on Jul 31, 2011


This past February, the Local advised you that our International Union would be engaging in an aggressive organizing campaign of the foreign owned auto plants that operate here in the United States....

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 28, 2011

Suck-it Verizon

As strike votes continue, the hardworking members of the Communications Workers of America are getting ready. If you plan on being anywhere near 140 West Street in NYC on Sat., July 30th around 11 am...

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...