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Sep 29, 2016 | News Story
From our friends at Labor 411: Fall is here and Halloween is fast approaching.  Please refer to this list of union-made treats and support good jobs as you stock up!
Sep 27, 2016 | News Story
Today is National Voter Registration Day! Verify your registration status and make sure all of your eligible family members and friends are registered to vote. Confirm your polling place, ask for help if necessary, and make your plan to vote! Know your voting rights! See below for important information on registration deadlines: November 8, 2016 General Election Deadlines
Sep 16, 2016 | News Story
From NYS Board of Elections: November 8, 2016 General Election Deadlines MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3)) Applications must be postmarked no later than October 14th and received by a board of elections no later than October 19th to be eligible to vote in the General Election.
Sep 2, 2016 | Press Release
Each year on Labor Day, we pause to celebrate the contributions of working New Yorkers in building and growing our national and local economy. On the Saturday after Labor Day, working men and women from all over the area take to Manhattan’s Fifth Ave. to march in the Annual Labor Day Parade.  They celebrate their training, hard work, and dedication to their crafts. They also celebrate the wages,...
Aug 1, 2016 | News Story
2016 NYC Labor Day Parade Chair, DC 37 Executive Director, Henry A. Garrido is the first Latino to head District Council 37, the largest municipal employees union in New York City. A native of the Dominican Republic, Mr. Garrido assumed the position on Dec. 31, 2014.
Jul 29, 2016 | News Story
This week, members of several Building Trades unions rallied outside of 1 Wall Street to call out developer Gilbane for union-busting tactics and unsafe working conditions.  Chants of "how many more must die" punctuated calls for safety on the job. The Building Trades have escalated their campaign against Gilbane's practice of using non-union subcontractors for large-scale construction jobs. ...
Jul 11, 2016 | News Story
Grand Marshal Callahan is the General President of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), a diversified trade union that represents about 400,000 operating engineers working as heavy equipment operators, mechanics and surveyors in the construction industry, and stationary engineers, who work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes. IUOE also represents...
Jul 7, 2016 | News Story
If you're spending time in the great outdoors this summer, take a look at this union-made camping list from our friends at Labor 411. S’mores: Honey Maid Graham Crackers Campfire Marshmallows Chocolate – Ghirardelli, Hershey (check for Made in U.S.A.) Grill: Weber (Genesis, Summit and Q series) Sunscreen: Coppertone Bain de Soleil Hammocks: Algoma Net
Jul 1, 2016 | News Story
This week the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) rejected a request to rehear the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case, which received a 4-4 ruling from the court in March of this year. The Friedrichs case was an attempt to eliminate agency fees, which would have dealt a crippling blow to public sector unions. The ruling means that any similar lawsuits must originate in a lower...