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Boycott Budweiser & Bud Light

Support Striking Teamsters & their families. Click here to sign the petition. Clare Rose, the sole Long Island distributor of Anheuser-Busch and several craft beers, illegally cut its drivers' pay by 30% and ended the workers' pension. In response, Clare Rose workers, members of Teamsters Local 812, have been on strike since April 23.

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Climate, Jobs and Justice Forum

Tuesday, May 16, 6:30pm, Ethical Culture Society Concert Hall, 2 West 64th Street, New York, NY 11231. Join us at forum on climate, jobs, and justice for NY, with a people's interview of NYC Mayor de Blasio, Public Advocate James and Comptroller Stringer. Come hear from our city's leaders. Question them on these critical issues and urge them to take the bold policy action we need!

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People's Climate Movement National Day of Action

This coming Saturday, April 29 is the Climate March in Washington DC, part of the People's Climate Movement.  There will be a march in Staten Island as well. Demand Justice for all workers, our families and our planet.

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Net Neutrality Is Trump's Next Target, Administration Says

By Steve Lohr, New York Times, 3/30/17. The Trump administration served notice on Thursday that its next move to deregulate broadband internet service companies would be to jettison the Obama administration's net neutrality rules, which were intended to safeguard free expression online.

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Union strike hits Spectrum-Time Warner Cable over dwindling benefits, shoddy field equipment

By Ginger Adams Otis, NY Daily News, March 28. The revolution will not be televised on Spectrum-Time Warner Cable, because 1,700 of its workers in New York and New Jersey went on strike Tuesday. The technicians with Local Union No. 3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers service Spectrum-TWC field equipment - keeping customers' Internet and cable service up and running.

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Call Your Representative and Tell Him/Her Not to Cut Health Benefits for Millions of Americans

Call 1-855-980-2346 today. Congress is set to repeal the Affordable Care Act and slash Medicaid funding. Tell your representative to say NO to health care cuts which will affect millions of Americans. The Republican bill to gut the Affordable Care Act and slash Medicaid takes health coverage away from millions of Americans, including seniors and children. It will force people to pay more for high-deductible insurance. Meanwhile it provides tax cuts to the very rich and to drug and insurance companies. It will be a disaster for working people.

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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. Progressive.org. 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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