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TWU Local 100 Battles MTA to Keep Station Agents on the Job

New York, NY – TWU Local 100 is fighting to block the MTA as it moves to eliminate lunch relief positions for Station Agents in subway booths in over 400 stations. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, at a hearing before Judge Franc Perry, the union was prepared for testimony, but the MTA was not. The judge …

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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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TWU Local 100 Battles MTA to Keep Station Agents on the Job

New York, NY – TWU Local 100 is fighting to block the MTA as it moves to eliminate lunch relief positions for Station Agents in subway booths in over 400 stations. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, at a hearing before Judge Franc Perry, the union was prepared for testimony, but the MTA was not. The judge …

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Fast Food Workers to Strike; Pressure on Biden to Enact $15 Federal Minimum in First 100 Days

New York, NY – On Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, Friday, Jan. 15, in more than 15 cities across the country, fast-food workers will go on strike demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage from their corporate bosses. Cooks, cashiers and others will also call on the Biden Administration to raise the federal minimum wage …

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TWU Local 100 Members Roll Up Their Sleeves for COVID Vaccinations

  New York, NY — On Wednesday, Jan. 13, eligible frontline workers of the MTA workforce received their first round of coronavirus vaccinations.  An advance MTA memo released on Monday said, “The State is setting up one of its first vaccinations at the Javits Center, which will open on Wednesday, and has allocated a select …

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Amazon and the Exploitation of People of Color

New York, NY – The death of Black Indiana physician Dr. Susan Moore five days before Christmas from COVID-19, is unfortunately, just one of the latest examples of the way systemic racism is chewing up the lives of  people of color during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Frontline Black and Brown people working at Amazon warehouses nationwide …

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