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Did you participate in WTC rescue, recovery, or clean-up operations after 9/11?

Have you ever filed a WTC-12 Form to protect your rights to file a WTC-related NYS Workers' Compensation claim?. If you participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up of the World Trade Center through September 12, 2002, please register your service with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board. This will preserve your right to future benefits, should you ever need them. The deadline to register is September 11, 2018. But if you haven't registered already, you should do so now.

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Trumping Labor: The Republican Plan to Gut Workers' Rights

BY CHRISTOPHER D. COOK | MARCH 2, 2017. In 1989, during the transition from Presidents Reagan to George H.W. Bush, the right- wing Heritage Foundation expressed dismay that "free market" reforms were not moving fast enough. The group weighed in with a burly 900-plus page "Mandate for Leadership," urging Reagan Revolutionaries to more aggressively dismantle government regulations.

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Andrew Puzder Withdraws From Consideration as Labor Secretary

Andrew Puzder Withdraws From Consideration as Labor Secretary. By Alan Rappeport, NYT, Feb 15, 2017. The fast food executive Andrew F. Puzder withdrew his nomination to be President Trump's labor secretary on Wednesday amid growing doubts among Republican senators that he can be confirmed.

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Tentative Agreement Reached at Momentive

CWA District 1 Press Release, Feb 9, 2017. WATERFORD, NEW YORK - Striking workers, represented by IUE-CWA Locals 81359 and 81380, and management of Momentive Performance Materials, have announced that a tentative contract agreement has been reached in the 14-week strike at the company's plant in Waterford, New York. The national agreement also covers a small local in Ohio, 84707.  The ratification vote will take place next Monday and Tuesday, following contract explanation meetings over the weekend.  

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POSTPONED: NYC Rally to Support Momentive Strikers: Thur, Feb 9

The rally to support Momentive workers on strike has been postponed due to the impending snowstorm. We'll keep you posted.

Sign the Petition to Support Striking Momentive Workers; New Video

Company's Proposed Health Plan Cuts Would Be a Disaster for Chemical Plant Workers. Sign the petition in support of Momentive strikers.  The 700 CWA-IUE members at Momentive Performance Materials are in week 11 of their strike. Last week CWA 1101 members joined the strikers and supporters across the city in a rally to call for a fair contract and an end to the strike. Click here for more photos.

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Steve Mnuchin helped bring on the '08 Financial Crisis - Should he be Treasury Secretary?!

Call Your Senator at 888-907-9365 and tell him/her to stop Mnuchin's nomination. Steve Mnuchin is known as the "Foreclosure King" who helped bring on the 2008 Financial Crisis. Today he is before Congress as the nominee for Treasury Secretary. 

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Martin Luther King Jr - A Passionate Voice for Civil and Labor Rights

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, we remember that he was killed fighting for justice in support of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee.  In his last speech to the striking workers he said “…If you stand up straight, people can’t ride your back. And that’s what we did. We stood up straight.”

Andy Puzder, Nominee for Labor Secretary, is as anti-worker as they come

Call Your Senator at 888-907-9365 and tell him/her to stop Puzder's nomination. This fast-food multi-millionaire wants to slash worker protections. He opposes living wage and overtime protection. He has a history of union busting. And he wants to replace workers with machines so he won't have to worry about being sued for discrimination.

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NYC Rally to Support Momentive Strikers - Fri Jan 13 at 4:30pm

Friday, January 13, 4:30pm, Apollo Global Management HQ, 9 West 57th Street, bw 5th and 6th Aves. 700 Members of IUE-CWA Locals 81359 and 8130 have been on strike at Momentive Manufacturing in Waterford, NY since November 2nd.  They are fighting massive health care cuts for active workers, and to stop the complete elimination of health and life insurance coverage for retirees.

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