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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…

New Contract at Coca-Cola
National, New York, Retail

New Contract at Coca-Cola

Reprinted Lowell, MA – Local 513 members at Coca-Cola’s bottling plant in Lowell, Massachusetts, ratified a new contract with a unanimous vote. The contract calls for wage increases of 2.75 percent each year of the three-year contract, which amounts to increases of 68 cents to 88 cents per year. Members will also receive an additional 25…

Guitar Center Workers Ratify First Contract with RWDSU
Entertainment, National, New York

Guitar Center Workers Ratify First Contract with RWDSU

Reprinted  Washington, DC – Over 100 Guitar Center workers at stores in four states have unanimously ratified their first contract with the RWDSU/UFCW. The three-year contract, which covers Guitar Center workers in stores in New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Danvers, Mass., include guaranteed base wage increases over the three-year term, and access to union-provided health care insurance. “The contract…

CWAers Win Back Pay for State Workers
Municipal Government, National, New York

CWAers Win Back Pay for State Workers

 www.cwa-union.org Newark, NJ – The New Jersey State Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a bill requiring back pay for state workers locked out during the state shutdown, and the Governor signed the bill into law. “We applaud Speaker Vincent Prieto and all those legislators who voted to pass a clean budget,” said CWA…

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