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What Does “Open Shop” Really Mean?
Features, Municipal Government, New York

What Does “Open Shop” Really Mean?

 OPEN SHOP: A business that employs workers without regard to union membership. In the 1920s the “open shop” employed an ill‑disguised attempt to get rid of bona fide unions. States with “Right to Work” laws have decreed the open shop. http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/open-shop.html If you were tuning into last night’s broadcast of Blue Collar Buzz, you heard…

B&H Workers Try to Stave Off Warehouse Closings
Features, New York, Retail

B&H Workers Try to Stave Off Warehouse Closings

August 11, 2017 By Steven Wishnia New York, NY – In a last-ditch effort to save their jobs, about 15 workers at B&H Photo Video’s two Brooklyn warehouses joined about 55 supporters for a protest outside Gracie Mansion Aug. 8. B&H announced in January that it was going to close the warehouses, one in Building…

Americans Should be Working in U.S. Call Centers
Features, New York, Retail

Americans Should be Working in U.S. Call Centers

August 11, 2017  By Communications Workers of America  The Democratic Party’s plan for a better deal on trade and jobs outlines real policies to help working families fight back against corporations that want to shift more jobs overseas and cut wages and benefits for working Americans. For the first time, lawmakers are recognizing the impact of…

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