Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body

 

What a year it’s been.

Working men and women all across this state are making their voices heard and seeing the results.

CEO pay for major companies in the United States rose nearly 6% in the past year, as income inequality and the outsourcing of good-paying American jobs have increased. According to the new AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch, the average CEO of an S&P 500 Index company made $13.94 million in 2017—361 times more money than the average U.S. rank-and-file worker.

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“Buy American” has become a popular phrase across the country. But here in New York State, the labor movement has been pushing “Buy American” for several years. And now, we are closer than ever to enacting this groundbreaking legislation.

Unions help build a better life for working people but the wealthy are trying to further rig the economic system in their favor. Show your support for unions.

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​WPCLB AFL-CIO Endorsements
Voted on June 13, 2018
*denotes incumbent

Ann Gallelli, Croton Village Trustee*
Christie D'Alessio, Greenburgh Town Justice*
Victoria Gearity, Ossining Village Mayor*
Patricia Riley, Peekskill City Council*
Joan Lefkowitz, Supreme Court, 9th JD*
Barry Warhit, Supreme Court, 9th JD
Robert Ondrovic, Supreme Court, 9th JD
Thomas Zugibe, Supreme Court, 9th JD
William Giacomo, Supreme Court, 9th JD*
Michael Martinelli, Supreme Court, 9th JD

Monie Stewart-Cariaga recently decided to leave the townhouse she’s renting to buy a new home. For a single cocktail server, she couldn’t be in a better position to do it. Beyond the fair wage and tips she earns at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Stewart-Cariaga plans to take advantage of a home-buying assistance program run by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, the powerful union that represents service workers like her on the Vegas strip.

With growing membership, a budget back in the black and a strike fund that is rising by the year, the Auto Workers are much stronger than they were four years ago, retiring union President Dennis Williams says.

And if you really want a comparison, Williams added one bombshell at the end of his keynote address to the union’s convention, which opened June 11 in Detroit: “We have looked death in the eyes during the Great Recession.”

A federal court in Philadelphia struck down a new city law that barred employers from asking job candidates about their salary history. The ruling has serious ramifications for the fight to narrow the gender wage gap.