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Municipal Government

UNITE HERE’s New iPhone App Aids Travelers, Inspires Members

December 13, 2012 By Joe Maniscalco A new iPhone app is making it easy for travelers to avoid hotels that are not treating their workers fairly. UNITE HERE – the union that represents over a quarter-of-a-million hospitality, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, laundry and airport industries in the U.S. and Canada – rolled out its…

Municipal Government

United Unions Show No Fear of Fiscal Cliff

December 13, 2012 Marc Bussanich Thousands of union members from the building trades and private and public sector unions, as well as low-wage car wash, fast food and airport workers aspiring for union recognition marched through the commercial districts from Herald Square to Times Square on Thursday, December 6 to demand good jobs, higher wages…


Axed Car Wash Workers Vote to Join RWDSU

December 13, 2012  By Joe Maniscalco There's no quit in the Sunny Day Car Wash "washeros." Despite being canned last month for protesting "theft of wages" and poor working conditions at the Bronx car, the largely Latino employees have retained their cohesion and officially voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)…

Health and Safety

Panel – Hurricane Sandy Could Be A Lost Opportunity For Labor

December 13, 2012 By Joe Maniscalco While card-playing National Guardsmen stationed in Far Rockaway, Queens waited for orders to act following Hurricane Sandy, volunteers from the New York State Nurses Association [NYSNA] were going door-to-door in darkened hi-rise buildings throughout the storm-ravaged community assessing the medical needs of frigid residents still stranded in powerless apartments.

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