The Time is Now for Paid Family Leave in New York State

May 17, 2016

By By Richard Winsten, Esq. & Deanne M. Braveman, Esq. Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

On April 4, 2016 Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Education, Labor, Housing, and Family Assistance Article VII budget bill into law. This bill contained two important laws for New Yorkers: an increase in the minimum wage and paid family leave Insurance. This article will examine the new Paid Family Leave law and the implications for employers and employees.


Bernie Bolsters Striking Verizon Workers; Telecom Jeered As 'Un-American'

April 19, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Striking Verizon workers on 42nd Street.

New York, NY - Striking Verizon workers fearing for their jobs after decades with the multi-billion dollar telecommunications giant took to the streets of Times Square yesterday, confident that they will ultimately beat back what they see as a naked assault on union rights. 

"Blue Collar Buzz" May Day Edition!

April 28, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

John Coffey with Neal and Bill before the show.

New York, NY - On this week’s May Day edition of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday, May 1, from 9 to 10 p.m. on AM970 TheAnswer, we’re talking about some of the most contentious labor struggles currently raging on the streets of New York City, and across the county. 


Mulgrew, De Blasio, Rally the Troups for Clinton

April 19, 2016
By Silver Krieger 

New York, NY - “Brothers and sisters in the UFT, you know how to do this!” were Mayor Bill De Blasio’s word to a packed house Wednesday night at the UFT headquarters in downtown Manhattan, at a rally for the Hillary Clinton campaign. The candidate herself was not in attendance.


LIUNA Leaders Lobby Congress

April 22, 2016
By Tara Jessup 

Washington, D.C. – Local LIUNA leaders spread out across Capitol Hill April 19th, lobbying on issues regarding healthcare, energy, transportation infrastucture and pension security. These meetings with Congressional legislators followed the North American Building Trades Union Legislative Conference attended by U.S. Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.


Working Class Comes Out In Droves For Bernie!

April 18, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco 

Voting to Bernie: it's a generational thing for the Makrides family.

Brooklyn, NY - More than 28,000 working class people fed up politics as usual filled Prospect Park on Sunday for the largest ever campaign rally for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.



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