October 9, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco
New York, NY - The French production company that still owes over 100 union musicians roughly $40,000 in wages and benefits for performances recorded during last January's NYC Winter Jazzfest, was jeered as a bunch of “liars, cheaters and scoundrels,” on the streets of Midtown, Manhattan this week.
October 2, 2015
By NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento
Albany, NY - The health and welfare of thousands of 9/11 heroes is in jeopardy as a deadline on 9/11 aid programs approaches. Authorization for these vital benefits runs out at midnight. We cannot allow members of Congress to turn their backs on the brave men and women who risked their own lives on that horrific day, and the men and women who were injured or became ill after being exposed to toxins at Ground Zero.
October 6, 2015
By Steven Wishnia
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, a Nigerian-born cancer researcher, the Nation magazine, and North Carolina activist minister William Barber received the Roosevelt Institute’s Four Freedoms Awards.
October 1, 2015
North Brunswick, NJ - Whether talking about the labor movement or society in general, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO is keenly aware that young workers represent the future. This week, the group sponsored more than 50 young union members who participated in an innovative power-building workshop called Commonsense Economics [CSE] on September 29.
October 5, 2015
Bergen County, NJ - Union volunteers introduced to app-based labor walk packets for the first time in New Jersey recently, returned from the latest labor walk hugely enthusiastic about the new technology. Feedback from the volunteers who downloaded the app was overwhelmingly positive. Most said it was easy and fun to use, as well as being a lot more efficient than traditional paper packets.
October 1, 2015
By DC37 Executive Director Henry Garrido
New York, NY - The announcement that Mayor de Blasio’s administration will increase funding for homeless prevention services is welcome and will help keep many New Yorkers in their homes where they belong.