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Safety Issues Continue as Trump Orders Re-Opening of Meat-packing Plants
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Safety Issues Continue as Trump Orders Re-Opening of Meat-packing Plants

Washington DC – The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) – is opposed to the re-opening of 14 meatpacking plants mandated to open by President Trump’s executive order. These operations continue without adequate procedures to ensure worker safety. UFCW has raised health and safety concerns that are affecting employees and risking the food…

Amazon Has Failed to Provide a Safe Work Environment
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Amazon Has Failed to Provide a Safe Work Environment

Statement from RWDSU President Stuart Applebaum On Amazon Workers Death New York, NY – On May 4, 2020, a worker at Amazon’s JFK8 facility in Staten Island, New York died of COVID-19. Amazon warehouse workers across the country have been protesting since March the company’s lack of safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stuart Appelbaum, President…

Labor Unions Blast Trump Administration for Skirting CARES Act Payroll Requirements
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Labor Unions Blast Trump Administration for Skirting CARES Act Payroll Requirements

Washington, DC – Seven leading labor unions, representing millions of working people across the country, have blasted the Trump Administration for skirting payroll requirements in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act at the expense of working families.  In letters to Senators Chuck Schumer and Sherrod Brown and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Communications Workers…

Workers Cheated Out Of Pay Are Returned Wages By NYC Comptroller
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Workers Cheated Out Of Pay Are Returned Wages By NYC Comptroller

New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today announced an initiative to return over $2.5 million in unclaimed prevailing wages to workers cheated out of their pay by contractors on City-funded projects.  The Comptroller’s Bureau of Labor Law enforces prevailing wage and benefit rates for construction and building service workers employed by…

Bank Workers Call On Wells Fargo to Step Up During COVID-19
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Bank Workers Call On Wells Fargo to Step Up During COVID-19

New York, NY – Frontline bank workers with multinational financial services giant Wells Fargo are speaking out this week about the lack of Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] and other workplace protections ahead of a pivotal shareholders meeting.   Three Wells Fargo employees, on Monday, discussed the dangers in their respective worksites during a press call…

Hospital Gowns Produced in NYC
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Hospital Gowns Produced in NYC

New York, NY —  New York City has developed a public-private partnership with the White House, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and Owens-Minor (OW), a healthcare logistics company, to provide New York City with one million square yards of American-made medical gown fabric. This supply will allow local New York City manufacturers to produce up…

RWDSU Settles Dispute with Alecto Healthcare
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RWDSU Settles Dispute with Alecto Healthcare

CHARLESTON, West Virginia – In an ongoing dispute between members of RWDSU and Alecto Healthcare Services in West Virginia, Alecto has now agreed to a financial settlement. Alecto had planned to close Fairmont Regional Medical Center without providing any compensation for the staff. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union contacted Attorney General Patrick Morrisey…

Members Helping Members at IBEW Local 134 Chicago
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Members Helping Members at IBEW Local 134 Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – During the COVID-19 crisis, union member volunteers are delivering care packages of food to Chicago Local 134 retirees and their spouses. Apprentices, members and business agents, are traveling throughout town providing a helping hand to their senior union members. “It was an amazing experience for everyone,” said Elbert Walters, who helped coordinate…

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