“For many candidates, you never truly know if they will stand up on the issues important to our members until after they are in office, but with Pete Sikora there is no mystery,” said Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO.

"As a union activist, he has dedicated himself to improving the lives of working men and women in Brooklyn and throughout the state, and will continue that record of progressive leadership in Albany. We look forward to working with Pete as a Member of the Assembly to ensure that our state invests in infrastructure, strengthens public services, and helps lift low wage workers out of poverty.”

“McDonald’s can try to hide behind its franchisees, but today’s determination by the N.L.R.B. shows there’s no two ways about it: The Golden Arches is an employer, plain and simple,” said Micah Wissinger.

This is a major win for workers! Congratulations to our friends at Fast Food Forward and the thousands of fast food workers fighting back for fair pay and respect.

Wealthy elitists have launched a sham lawsuit in NY challenging the due process rights of teachers. They better be ready for a fight because labor stands with our sisters and brothers in education 100%!

"Those bankrolling this assault on teachers and reasonable protections against injustice have no interest in providing every child with a quality public school education. If they did, they long ago would have joined parents, teachers and unions in fighting for the resources all children need, " said NYSUT United President Karen E. Magee

Mark Cuban comes out blasting on so called “Tax Inversion” moves that have been in the headlines. Read some of his tweets at http://read.bi/1nEAmht. 

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Mark Cuban comes out blasting on so called “Tax Inversion” moves that have been in the headlines. Read some of his tweets at http://read.bi/1nEAmht.

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As long as Staples continues its attack on good jobs, we’re NOT buying it. Let’s keep up the pressure as we enter the back-to-school shopping season.

More info at http://StopStaples.com/
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NYS continues to mismanage the health benefits of of brothers and sisters in the graduate students UAW union and is still refusing to agree to a fair contract!

Check out the link and stop by their Facebook page to show them some support. http://ift.tt/1f0ySXf

We continue to fight for all those workers that gave so much on 9/11 and the days and weeks after at ground zero. Be sure to check out 9/11 Health Watch for the latest information.

Fighting For Unions – President Cilento Hits Back in NY Post Letter

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Fighting For Unions – President Cilento Hits Back in NY Post Letter

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Bronx carwash workers vow to unionize with Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) and defy intimidation and harassment from carwash owners. “For us there is no turning back,” said Guillermo Brizuelas, a 23-year-old immigrant from El Salvador who makes $6.30 an hour at K&P. “We have been exploited too much.”

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Bronx carwash workers vow to unionize with Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) and defy intimidation and harassment from carwash owners. “For us there is no turning back,” said Guillermo Brizuelas, a 23-year-old immigrant from El Salvador who makes $6.30 an hour at K&P. “We have been exploited too much.”

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We need more business owners to think this way about workers!

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