NEA’s Becky Pringle: Clinton Nomination Historic, Powerful And Emotional

July 31, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Philadelphia, PA - NEA Vice President Becky Pringle says cracking this glass political ceiling for women here at the DNC in Philly is amazing.


Hillary's Failure to Step Up For Workers Opens the Door For Trump

By Joe Maniscalco
July 26, 2016
Reporter’s Notebook

Hillary must do more to win the working class vote.

Brooklyn, NY - Much of organized labor bet the house on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Democratic Primaries — but the former secretary of state’s failure to step up for working class men and women has actually opened up the door wide for Donald Trump and his profoundly racist and misogynistic campaign to invade the White House this November. 


President Appelbaum Honored at Democratic Convention

July 30, 2016 

On the last day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia,  President Stuart Appelbaum received the Champion of Labor Award. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo presented Appelbaum with the award and thanked him for his leadership in the labor movement.


Street Heat: Unions Picket Trump’s Vegas Hotel on 107° Afternoon

July 26, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Las Vegas, NV - Labor unions and political activists often talk about “street heat,” but it was literal on the 107-degree afternoon of July 20, when about 2,000 people marched half a mile down the Las Vegas Strip to demand that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's hotel give its workers a union contract.


'Blue Collar Buzz' Reports From the Democratic National Convention

July 28, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Blue Collar Buzz Host Bill Hohlfeld with Sonja Brown.

New York, NY - This week’s special episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970, is coming to you (almost) direct from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. NYS Assembly Member and Clinton Delegate Walter Mosley checks in to talk about Hillary Clinton and the challenge of uniting divided progressive voters; while LaborPress’ own Steve Wishnia brings us voices straight from the chaotic convention floor itself. Sonja Brown from the Workforce Development Institute, is also in studio to tell us why the “manufacturing jobs have all gone overseas” narrative — is really off base. 


IBEW Says: Trump Builds Nonunion, Cheats Contractors

July 25, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hired nonunion contractors as much as he could and often shorted both workers and contractors, according to a report by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.



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