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Rite Aid Workers Win New Contract
Features, New York, Retail

Rite Aid Workers Win New Contract

New York, NY – After two-and-a half-years of negotiations, Rite Aid workers have finally won a strong contract. The workers, represented by 1199SEIU, include pharmacists, pharmacy techs, interns and cashiers throughout New York City, the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New Jersey.

IBEW Times Square Demo Serves as a Rallying Cry for All US Workers
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Retail

IBEW Times Square Demo Serves as a Rallying Cry for All US Workers

New York, NY – When more two-thousand striking Charter Spectrum workers and their supporters packed Times Square earlier this week, they weren’t there solely to send a powerful message to a telecom giant that refuses to settle a fair contract after a seven-month strike. They were also there to speak directly to workers all across…

AFT and UFCW Join In NAACP’s Lawsuit To Protect DACA
Features, National, Retail

AFT and UFCW Join In NAACP’s Lawsuit To Protect DACA

Washington DC – The American Federation of Teachers and the United Food and Commercial Workers joined the NAACP’s lawsuit  citing a lack of due process for DACA recipients and the Trump’s administration’s failure to undertake the required “analysis or rulemaking procedures required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Administrative Procedure Act” –laws designed to protect the…

How Trump is Making the Workplace Scarier for Women…
Features, New York, Retail

How Trump is Making the Workplace Scarier for Women…

New York, NY – Harvey Weinstein’s day of reckoning may be casting a much-needed spotlight on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry —  but it should also be helping to illuminate the long-standing, systemic and entrenched problem of sexual harassment that tipped workers and other female employees in the restaurant industry continue…

Striking IBEW Local 3 Members Battle the Blues; Get Support From Union Brothers & Sisters
Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National, New York, Retail

Striking IBEW Local 3 Members Battle the Blues; Get Support From Union Brothers & Sisters

Brooklyn, NY – Six months spent striking against Charter Spectrum’s efforts to cut vital healthcare coverage and pension benefits has left employees of the telecommunication giant battling the blues and scrambling to make ends meet — but determined trade unionists marching over the Brooklyn Bridge this week, say they will continue the fight for a…

Immigration, State Constitution Intensify Labor Day Parade
Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York, Retail, Transportation

Immigration, State Constitution Intensify Labor Day Parade

New York, N.Y.—The thousands of union workers marching up Fifth Avenue for the city’s annual Labor Day parade Sept. 9 had a special urgency this year: The Trump administration’s anti-labor policies, the increasing deportations of immigrant workers, and the potential threat to pensions and prevailing-wage laws from a state constitutional convention.

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