February 20, 2018 RWDSU Endorses Peralta for State Senate

New York, NY – President Stuart Appelbaum of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) has announced the union’s endorsement of State Senator Jose Peralta in his bid for another term.

February 20, 2018 The Airbnb Battle with Unite Here Continues

NEW YORK, NY – While Unite Here battles Airbnb Inc. in New York City and other major municipalities throughout the country, United Auto Workers has organized cafeteria workers at  Airbnb facilities.  Bon Appétit contracts food services for Airbnb in San Francisco as well as Portland, Oregon. These are now UAW union shops with signed contracts.

February 20, 2018 Michigan Questions Petitions for Prevailing-Wage Repeal

LANSING, Mich.—Michigan election officials will review petitions to put a measure repealing the state’s prevailing-wage law on the ballot after opponents said a random sample had more than one-third invalid signatures.

February 20, 2018 Children Raised in America Deserve Opportunity to Become U.S. Citizens

Washington DC – “This nation is the only home these children have ever known. Yet too many lawmakers, most of whom repeatedly make a point of saying they stand up for families, are turning their backs on them in their time of need. That’s not right and is plain un-American.

February 19, 2018 ‘Fight for $15’ Rally Marks 50th Anniversary of Memphis Garbage Strike

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—More than 500 people marched to Memphis City Hall Feb. 12 to demand a $15-an-hour minimum, taking the same route city sanitation workers did when they launched their historic strike on Feb. 12, 1968.

February 19, 2018 West Virginia Teachers On Strike Today

HUNTINGTON, W. Va.—Teachers in four West Virginia counties went on strike Feb. 16 to demand better pay and protest the state’s plans to increase their health-insurance costs. The one-day walkout closed schools in Cabell County—which includes Huntington, the state’s second-largest city—and the neighboring Wayne, Mason, and Lincoln counties.

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