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by Brian Young | on Aug 03, 2017

Dow's Up, Wages Down

As the Dow continues to go up, this week surpassing the 22,000 mark for the first time, Trump is tweeting daily about the new records that are achieved. With low unemployment and record stock prices...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 22, 2017

Steps on How to Organize a Union

Although every workplace is different and the needs of different workforces vary, there are some basic steps involved in organizing your union at work.  If you’re ready to begin organizing...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 28, 2015

Stay Home on Black Friday

After the 2008 Black Friday trampling death of a low wage exploited Walmart worker in Long Island, NY the behavior of the American consumer on Thanksgiving night and Black Friday have drawn worldwide...

by Brian Young | on Feb 26, 2015

TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Homegoods to Follow WalMarts Lead

Following Wal Mart's announcement that they will be raising wages for their workers, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Homegoods. (all owned by TJX Cos.)  Currently, workers in these three retailors...

by Guest Post | on Feb 11, 2015

When you buy a Ford F150, someone gets a raise!

While the country is having a national conversation around raising wages for workers who have seen their wages stagnate or fall, union workers are actually taking concrete action to put money in the...

by Jeff Davis | on Sep 25, 2013

Duquesne Negotiations continue as contract expiration nears

The Union and the Company met Monday, September 23rd, this was the first meeting that included a Federal Mediator at the bargaining session. Unfortunately he had to leave at noon that day and was not...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 31, 2013

New Jersey needs a raise.

In New Jersey, the state released a statement which certified the minimum wage increase as ballot Question #2. This question will appear on the November 5, 2013 ballot and will give New Jersey voters...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 21, 2013

Equal pay today!

Equal pay today! Women are still earning 77 cents for every dollar men earn. Even after years of political advocates fighting for women's equality, women, especially home health-care aides, are...

by Mike Malek | on Aug 17, 2012

Is Paul Ryan's voice more important than 44,000 working families?

When all 18 IBEW Local Unions who make up the Utility Labor Council of NYS traveled down to Philadelphia last Saturday, August 11th, we knew we were participating in one of the largest...

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...