NYC Files Amicus Brief To Defend Labor Unions Right To Collect Fees From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Corporation Counsel Zachary W. Carter today announced that the City of New York has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, et al., to defend a legal right that labor unions view as crucial to their success and survival. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Columbia Union Vote Upheld By National Labor Relations Board

Despite objections from the Columbia University administration the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled Tuesday to uphold the results of a December election where teaching and graduate assistants at the university voted in favor of forming a union. Continue Reading →

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Columbia Challenges Vote By Graduate Students To Unionize

The battle over whether graduate students at universities can unionize entered a new phase on Friday, when Columbia University filed a challenge with the National Labor Relations Board over the recent vote by its graduate assistants to unionize. Continue Reading →

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Iraq War Hero Honored by EmblemHealth and LaborPress

LaborPress Honors 13 as ‘Heroes of Labor’The extraordinary service of an Iraq war hero – both on and off the battlefield – was recognized on October 8, 2015 at the fourth annual Heroes of Labor awards ceremony, co-sponsored by EmblemHealth and LaborPress. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Council Member Levine On Barnard Faculty Forming Union

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Harlem Council Member Mark Levine responds to the Barnard College Faculty (at 118th Street and Broadway) in forming a union:

“I congratulate Barnard Contingent Faculty UAW Local 2110 and the Barnard College Administration for reaching a neutrality agreement that will allow the contingent faculty to decide whether or not to form a union. Continue Reading →