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Striking Indian Farmers are Creating ‘Appropriate Havoc,’ NYC Carpenter Says
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Striking Indian Farmers are Creating ‘Appropriate Havoc,’ NYC Carpenter Says

New York, NY – For the past three weeks, tens of thousands of Indian farmers have blocked highways around New Delhi to demand the repeal of three laws enacted in September by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government that deregulate the market for produce. On Nov. 26, in what might have been the largest single protest…

See ‘The Killing Floor’ – Race War and Union Struggle in Chicago’s Stockyards
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See ‘The Killing Floor’ – Race War and Union Struggle in Chicago’s Stockyards

New York, NY – Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle, said that his 1906 novel of workers’ lives in the Chicago stockyards had “aimed for the public’s heart, and by accident hit it in the stomach”—in other words, that readers were less appalled by reading about a father who lost an arm on the job…

A Pandemic Nurse’s Diary: This is What Fighting COVID-19 Looks Like
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A Pandemic Nurse’s Diary: This is What Fighting COVID-19 Looks Like

New York, NY – Not long after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, LaborPress began publishing the first-person experiences of a Intensive Care Unit nurse helping to treat Coronavirus patients inside a New York City hospital largely serving impoverished communities of color. Those heart-wrenching and harrowing accounts from the front lines of the Coronavirus crisis…

Nurses in Crisis: We Can’t Wait for Biden/Harris to Change Course
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Nurses in Crisis: We Can’t Wait for Biden/Harris to Change Course

New York, NY – Nurses across the country continue to grapple with ongoing physical, mental, and emotional anguish as they try to shoulder the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis?— often?becoming surrogate family members to an unprecedented amount of dying patients. As the national death toll surpasses a quarter of a million fatalities, nurses are still…

Confronting Our Historic Failure on Racism
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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,…

Phil Cohen Memoir Chronicles the Fight against Union Busting in North Carolina
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Phil Cohen Memoir Chronicles the Fight against Union Busting in North Carolina

New York, NY – Phil Cohen, a veteran organizer, was called out of retirement in 2017 by Workers United/SEIU to investigate and expose an illegal union-busting plot by Mohawk Industries at its North Carolina carpet mill. Cohen’s account of his fight to prove that management was behind an unlawful decertification petition and forced workers to…

CWA Backs Michigan Congressmember for Secretary of Labor
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CWA Backs Michigan Congressmember for Secretary of Labor

WASHINGTON—The Communications Workers of America are urging President-elect Joseph Biden to pick Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.), a former union organizer and green-energy advocate, as Secretary of Labor. “Congressman Levin checks every box that you’ll need in a Secretary of Labor to help implement your agenda effectively,” CWA President Chris Shelton wrote in a letter to…

SEIU 775 Benefits Group to Work with MagnaCare’s New & expanded Technology-Powered Trust and Welfare Administration Services
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SEIU 775 Benefits Group to Work with MagnaCare’s New & expanded Technology-Powered Trust and Welfare Administration Services

New York, NY – MagnaCare, a third party administrator with deep expertise supporting Taft-Hartley trusts, announced on Wednesday, November 11, that Seattle-based SEIU 775 Benefits Group has chosen MagnaCare’s new and expanded Trust and Welfare Administration Services to enable contribution accounting, financial administration, employee hours administration, enrollment and eligibility determination, and COBRA administration. SEIU 775…

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