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‘Essential Until It’s Time to Pay!’ Cops Bust Hunts Pt. Workers Striking For $1/Hr Raise During a Pandemic

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Six striking workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx were arrested for blocking traffic shortly after midnight Jan. 19. Video posted online by Teamsters Joint Council 16 showed several dozen police officers, some wearing riot helmets, trotting towards a group of about 25 picketers standing in front of three trucks …

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NSBCTC President Calls Anti-Mask Crowd ‘Sinful’ – Champions Smart Safety Protocols

Long Island, NY – Last spring, Long Island was a hotbed of COVID-19, and although cases are once again spiking in New York, efforts to curtail the virus resulted in the Empire State eventually ranking fourth in the lowest infection rates nationwide. That achievement helped many Suffolk County businesses keep the lights on. “A coalition …

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Confronting Our Historic Failure on Racism

Editor’s Note: Larry Moskowitz’s first picket line was in 1964 demanding federal intervention when Civil Rights activists Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney went missing, but before their bodies were found. He was a leader of the anti-war movement in Maine and a rank and file Teamster in Massachusetts.The founding staff member of The Working Families Party, …

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2020 Heroes of Labor: Andy Ansbro, Uniformed Firefighters Association Local 94 President

Editor’s Note: On Thursday, November  19, LaborPress and Emblem Health bring you the second half of the 9th Annual LaborPress Heroes of Labor Awards. The virtual event beginning at 2 p.m. will feature a timely discussion with union leaders representing New York City Emergency Services workers. Honorees include Uniformed Fire Alarm Dispatchers Benevolent Association President Faye Smyth; Uniformed Firefighters …

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