2020

VICTORY! WITH THE SUPPORT OF 32BJ, WORKERS TOOK ACTION AND PUSHED SWISSPORT CARGO SERVICES IN NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO BEGIN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HEALTHY TERMINALS ACT

Images here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10t5M-TLZjrjNgSJtmjZyNrJCJ7_N2vVI?usp=sharing Newark, NEW JERSEY – Eight months after the enactment of the Healthy Terminals Act, over 300 workers at Swissport Cargo Services have succeeded in pushing the company to begin the implementation of the legislation. This week, several workers started seeing the benefit supplement in their paychecks. Swissport may also be obligated to …

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Regional Lawmakers Join Thousands to Thank Essential Janitors and Security Officers on the Frontlines of COVID-19 on Building Service Worker Appreciation Day

Washington, D.C. – On Building Service Worker Appreciation Day, D.C. At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman, Virginia Delegates Dan Helmer, Hala Ayala and Paul Krizek, Montgomery County Council member Hans Riemer and Maryland Delegates David Moon and Vaughn Stewart are joining thousands of supporters up and down the East Coast to show their gratitude for over 175,000 frontline janitors, …

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Major City Police Chiefs Endorse Driver’s License Legislation

<Spanish below/Español abajo> Mass. Law Enforcement Sees Work & Family Mobility Act as Good for Public Safety   BOSTON—On Tuesday, January 21, at their monthly meeting, The Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police Association (MMCC)—an organization comprised of most of the police chiefs for the bay state’s cities, along with those representing the state police …

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32BJ SEIU Responds to Stimulus Bill: ‘This Cannot Be the End. We must Fund the Frontline’

The following statement is attributable to Kyle Bragg, President of 32BJ SEIU “The COVID relief package must be a starting point, not the end. While this legislation marks a small step forward after months of inaction, it is not anywhere near enough to meet the enormity of the crisis we face in this moment. Despite …

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Hartford Security Officers Reach Tentative First Union Contract

Deal includes job protection, wage increase & health benefits for 350 officers HARTFORD, Conn. — Last night a bargaining committee representing about 350 security officers who work at downtown office buildings and suburban complexes across Hartford County reached a tentative agreement on a first union contract. Subject to ratification in a special on-line Saturday meeting …

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Essential Contracted Airport Workers Left out of Bi-Partisan Stimulus Bill Demand Inclusion as Final Deal Nears

From the Frontline to the Unemployment Line ~As airlines get $17 billion more in stimulus money, contracted essential workers face possible layoffs resulting from airline shell game~   Washington, D.C., Tens of thousands of contracted airport workers, predominantly Black and immigrant,  could find themselves on the unemployment lines for the holidays resulting from an omission in the …

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In Historic Victory, New York City Fast Food Workers Become First in the Nation to Win Just Cause Protections

New Yorkers Stand Up For Essential Workers by Passing Just Cause Legislation Workforce of Immigrants and People of Color on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Have Protections Against Unjust Firings New York – Today, December 17, 2020, New York City fast food workers became the first in the nation to win protections against unjust …

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Unions representing 362,000 essential workers will endorse together for a Pro-Worker NYC Council Majority

As #LaborStrong2021, a group of five unions will endorse at least 26 candidates for NYC Council New York — Five unions representing some 362,000 essential workers who have been on the front lines keeping our city running and safe throughout the pandemic are coming together to endorse at least 26 City Council candidates together to form …

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The New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Endorses Groundbreaking Healthcare Bill, ‘Healthy Terminals Act’

The following statement is attributable to the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus: “The New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus fully supports of the Healthy Terminals Act (S989/A2487) that raises the standards for thousands of New Jersey’s Airport Workers. As we have learned during this unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19, healthcare is a right that should be afforded …

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