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Middle-Class Workers Are Losing The Income Inequality Numbers Game

September 25, 2014
Reprinted From: http://teamster.org/          
         

The unemployment rate may be down, but the income inequality rate keeps going up. And it’s impossible not to notice it. A Federal Reserve report released earlier this month noted that while income grew between 2010 and 2013 for the top fifth of income earners (those making more than $122,000 a year), real incomes have fallen for everyone else. Only those who were doing well in the U.S. to begin with are making out in today’s economy.

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68, And Sent Home For Wearing A Union Button! JFK Workers Strike!

September 18, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco 

Airport workers rally in defiance of bosses.

Queens, NY - JFK Airport workers fed up with their boss’s relentless anti-union campaign staged a one-day protest outside Terminal One this week - and they say more actions can be expected if management doesn’t quit harassing and spying on workers supportive of 32BJ SEIU. 

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Stringer: Use Surplus Dollars from Battery Park to Repair NYCHA Buildings

September 25, 2014
By Stephanie West


New York, NY – Comptroller Scott M. Stringer called for the projected surpluses from the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) to be directed specifically toward critically needed repairs at New York City Housing Authority properties, where conditions have deteriorated significantly in recent years.

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President Shows Leadership in ISIL Battle

September 18, 2014
By John Zogby


Being the world's top superpower is not all it is cracked up to be. The American brand is still a strong one worldwide but the United States is increasingly viewed as a nation with its own self interests that do not always act in the best interests of other peoples or even consistently with its own principles.

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Workers Will Turn The Tide At Airports, Union Leader Says

September 23, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco

Bill Granfield.

New York, NY - Time may be ticking down on a Port Authority order to bump up airport workers' salaries to $10.10 an hour, but the labor groups fighting on behalf of poorly-paid employees at the the metropolitan area's thriving travel hubs still face seemingly intractable bosses bent on keeping airport salaries low and benefits non-existent. 

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Congress Concerned with Post Office Closings

September 17, 2014
By Stephanie West


Washington, DC - One hundred sixty members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the leaders of the House Appropriations Committee on Sept. 11 urging them to stop devastating cuts to the Postal Service.
 

 

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