Posts belonging to Category General Labor Issues

What Have Unions Done for You?

Labor Day may have passed, but it is good nonetheless to remind ourselves of all the good labor unions have done and continue to do. Laura Curran, whom we have endorsed for county legislator, put a list up on her Facebook page: The 40 hour work week Child labor laws Vacations Sick days Workplace safety […]

NCCFT Update – March 25, 2012

This has been another week of surprises, primarily in the form of a confidentiality agreement passed by the Nassau Community College Foundation Board of Directors. How are we not to assume they have something to hide • when they refuse to allow Directors to brief the community that the foundation serves; • when they legally […]

Let UFCW Local 1500 workers spend Christmas with their families

The NCCFT Executive Committee, in solidarity with the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1500 (Westbury), urges you to sign a petition calling on A&P to close its stores Christmas Day. As reported in Newsday (“Union: Close Supermarkets on Christmas,” Dec 13, 2011) workers with the UFCW Local 1500 have just concluded new contract negotiations. […]

Letter to Nassau County Legislators Regarding the Privatization of Long Island Bus

Yesterday the Nassau County Legislature approved a deal to turn over management of Long Island Bus to Veolia, a private company based in Illinois, whose parent company says they are selling off their transportation holdings. The NCCFT Executive Committee went on record opposing the privatization. Below is the text of a letter, copies of which […]

Fight Nassau County Exec’s Layoff Plans

We received the following from Rosalie Longo and our sisters and brothers of the Freeport Federation of Teachers. We need to add our voices to theirs at these Mobile Town Meetings. Is there a meeting in your town, or the town next door? Join members of your community, and stand in solidarity with workers across […]

NCCFT Joins CSEA at Rally to Save Jobs

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Rally for jobs and justice in Times Square on Saturday, April 9 at Noon

Join the NCCFT Executive committee, NYSUT, NYS AFL-CIO, the Long Island Federation of Labor, and union sisters and brothers from around the state this Saturday in Times Square to demand jobs and justice. We Are One from New York State AFL-CIO on Vimeo. We Are One from New York State AFL-CIO on Vimeo.

NCC Fashion Design Students Remember the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

JOIN US IN MEMORY OF 146 GARMENT WORKERS WHO PERISHED IN THE TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIRE 100 YEARS AGO. THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011 CLUSTER A216 NOON to 12:30 PM Our Fashion Design Students have created a commemorative exhibit of shirtwaist designs. The names of the 146 garment workers will be read out loud by […]

Solidarity Rally Saturday at City Hall (NYC)

Rally to Save the American Dream City Hall Park (Please note 11 AM Start time for Manhattan rally!!!), 250 Broadway (Map) New York, NY 10007 Saturday, February 26th, 11:00 AM Message from your host, Janine M.: Calling all students, teachers, union members, workers, patriots, public servants, unemployed folks, progressives, and people of conscience: In Wisconsin and […]

Video Dispatch from Wisconsin – Please Share Widely

Matt Wisniewski is a media specialist at the University of Wisconsin. His video, which covers protests from Feb. 15-17, is being shared on labor lists including the AFL-CIO’s. Matt asks that this video be shared widely. Please forward it to friends, post it on Facebook, or share it in whatever ways make sense to you. […]