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Kevin Eitzmann
Albany, NY
Young pissed off union leader: All comments and posts are my own and not reflective of my organization
Interests: Fighting for the middle class and working poor that have been the backbone of this great country and our now being wiped out by the elite.
Recent Activity
Like many other young people, I am working hard to find my way in this world. Being at the beginning of my career path is terrifying. From governors to CEOs, the elites of New York State are telling my generation that we should not expect to have the same living... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at We Are NY
Labor in Solidarity with Occupy Albany! You can not evict an idea whose time has come. 

Mayor Jennings yesterday choose to evict the peaceful protesters at the Occupy Albany encampment via court order. However he can not evict a movement. The Occupation in Albany has united many who feel that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at We Are NY
I have done a lot of union projects lately but I have to say nothing is more amazing to me than this march. We just wrapped up the 2nd day and it was amazing. The CWA marchers have covered almost 40 miles in 2 days even though a down pour!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at We Are NY
Occupy Wall Street is a lighting rod that has fired up people around the country to stand up and fight back. It's about time! For years many of us have been fighting for the middleclass. The 99% of us that go to work every day, IF we can find a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at We Are NY
This is evidence of your Tax dollars at work, Ausable Valley Residents. The construction being performed at the Ausable Valley Schools is a perfect example that the lowest bid is not necessarily the BEST bid. For the moment- Let's forget about the thousands of dollars involved with a project of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at We Are NY
I am a 12 year Verizon employee and proud to be one despite the struggle that we associates are undergoing at the moment. I am the man in red walking the picket line with a sign and fighting for what’s fair while trying to raise a family and do the best for them that I can. I take pride in my work and try to give my company the best product I can at the end of the day. I am also a Navy veteran who had the pleasure of serving our country for 6 years. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at We Are NY
Like everyone else that doesn’t have much invested in the stock market, I’ve only been listening with half an ear about the downgrading of America’s credit rating. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the complexities of our economy and how the stock market, our credit rating, and our... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 12, 2011 at We Are NY
Those of us frustrated by the destruction of the middle class have been waiting for a moment when the Labor movement might be able to turn things around and start to fight back. Wisconsin was that start for the Mid West. New York and the struggle against Verizon will be that start for New England. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at We Are NY
Verizon has pushed CWA and IBEW too far! With over 100 demands still on the table including givebacks of over $10,000 per member Verizon has forced the working familes of CWA/IBEW to fight back! But they are not alone.... The entire Labor movement is behind this fight and we will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2011 at We Are NY
As we speak, Verizon and the CWA/IBEW workers are in negotiations. The contract between Verizon and CWA/IBEW workers ends at midnight on August 6th. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2011 at We Are NY
The Senator’s hatred of unions is costing thousands of jobs and throwing away millions of dollars. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at We Are NY
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently released an outline for how 10 regional economic development councils can better coordinate job creation efforts and craft long-term strategic plans for each region in New York. This could bring much-needed sanity to the Capital Region's economic development initiatives, but the devil is in the details.... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 25, 2011 at We Are NY
Nearly 90 percent of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say CEOs of U.S. public companies are paid too much. And a growing number of readers—84 percent—think income inequality is a problem in the United States. via Way to go Rochester! I hope that we start... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 18, 2011 at We Are NY
I live in the 20th district which makes Chris Gibson my congressman. Before he won the election he was around my town and all over my television telling us how he was going to help create jobs and put out a better health care plan than the "Affordable Healthcare Act".... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at We Are NY
In Labor we often say "An injury to one, is an injury to all". That saying is one of the core principles of Labor meaning in hard times or when under attack we band together. Well this is one of those hard times for two Labor brothers from IUE-CWA 81359... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at We Are NY
The battle isn't over yet. Tomorrow, June 21st, we need to rally as a Labor movement, as the community, as New Yorkers and join the Rally for Love and Marriage on the West Capitol steps in Albany at 12 noon. Marriage Equality is THE civil rights issue of our time, and brothers and sisters- the time to respect the rights of all New Yorkers is NOW! Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at We Are NY
Governor Cuomo is putting together Regional Economic Development Councils. What does that mean? Well in the current NYS budget, 200 million dollars has been allocated to these councils to spur corporations to do more business in New York. Is this on face value a bad thing? I don't think so.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at We Are NY
This past week I was asked to attend a press conference where Labor was announcing it's continued support for marriage equality. At the press conference there was no shortage of heavy hitters from labor in the Capital District and it couldn't have made me more proud. The attack on workers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at We Are NY
We all know that Governor Cuomo railroaded a budget that did not include the millionaires tax and cut more than a billion dollars from education and services through the assembly and senate. The whole time Cuomo swore that his cuts were not going to "hurt" our kids. I called bullshit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at We Are NY
Republican leadership and President Obama have joined together in support of more "Free Trade" deals that will soon be coming before congress. I was once told that when someone is trying to sell you something for "free", you should run because they are going to rip you off. NOTHING in... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at We Are NY
Kevin Eitzmann is now following Public Citizen
Apr 21, 2011
Kevin Eitzmann is now following AFL-CIO
Apr 10, 2011
Kevin Eitzmann is now following Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Blog
Apr 10, 2011
I woke up today and was thinking about all of the all the battles and attacks that the middle class is facing right now and I started getting really angry. We now have both parties drooling over themselves on who can do more to save the rich and corporations while... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at We Are NY
Today we remember that Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated for standing up for civil and workers' rights. Unfortunately, these rights are being taken away by an elite ruling class of people. The middle class and the poor are being wiped out in the name of budget cuts and fiscal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at We Are NY