New York Coalition Against Wage Theft Issues Report

New York Coalition Against Wage Theft Issues Report

The New York Coalition Against Wage Theft, of which Local 79 is a founding member, held a press conference and rally on November 17, 2015 to publicize the publication of the first major report on New York wage theft since 2009. Local 79 members were joined by other Coalition members–Local 78, Local 108, Local 1010, LECET, Make the Road New York, RWDSU, UFCW 1500, CPD, Labor -Religion Coalition, and  other community and faith-based groups–to rally in front of a New York Insulation Inc.worksite to highlight the company’s long record of labor …

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Right to Work is Wrong!

Right to Work is Wrong!

Message from Business Manager Mike Prohaska to Local 79 Members:

I want to alert all members to an important case that is going to be heard before the Supreme Court early next year that, depending on the result, could be devastating to public employees, many of whom are LiUNA members. The case, Friedrichs v. the California Teachers Association, will determine whether all public employment in this country becomes right-to-work.

What exactly does right to work mean? It means that an employee can have the benefit of a …

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