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Will De Blasio Be a One-term Mayor ??

March 3, 2015
By Louis G. Albano, DC 37 Retirees Political Action Chair

Didn't we hear this about President Obama? Well he won two terms with overwhelming majorities. Who are these people that are saying Mayor De Blasio will serve one term? He won with 75% of the vote. Are their memories that short?


Derail Fast Track Fast

March 2, 2015
By Neal Tepel

The House of Representatives is planning to vote on controversial legislation called "Fast Track".  The Bill gives Congress authority to pass trade agreements quickly and often in secret. Fast Track trade deals have provided multinational corporations the ability to move thousands of jobs from the U.S. to other countries and pay employees much lower wages.


NYC Labor: Shame On You, Scott Walker - Apologize Now!

March 2, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Walker's pandering comments about American workers have angered many.

New York, NY - Local labor leaders are calling Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker “shameful” and urging the cheesehead GOPer to apologize for comparing American working men and women to ISIS terrorists last week.


Judge To Christie: Obey the Law and Fund Pensions

February 27, 2015
By Charles Wowkanech, President, NJ State AFL-CIO

A New Jersey Superior Court Judge has taken Governor Chris Christie to task in a ruling that forces him to contribute his share to the New Jersey State pension system, just as public workers have been doing all along.


Police Reform Remains A Hot Button Issue For Labor

March 2, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Retired NYPD Detective Carleton Berkley.

New York, NY - A Left Labor Project forum held this week focusing on organized labor’s response to police conduct in the choking death of Eric Garner last summer, gave a glimpse into just how volatile the issue continues to be. 


Injunction Against Obama’s Immigration Action a Temporary Setback

February 26, 2015
By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

This temporary setback will not deter the AFL-CIO's work on the ground to ensure that as many workers as possible are eventually able to gain protections and work authorization under the new deferred action programs. 



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