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Stop & Shop Strike Enters Day 8
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Stop & Shop Strike Enters Day 8

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—New England’s Stop & Shop strike entered its eighth day on Thursday. More than 30,000 Stop & Shop workers in New England went on strike Apr. 11, after the five United Food & Commercial Workers locals representing them rejected a contract offer from the supermarket chain that would have sharply increased their health-care costs….

NewsGuild, Teamsters Urge Gannett Shareholders to Stop Alden Takeover
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NewsGuild, Teamsters Urge Gannett Shareholders to Stop Alden Takeover

WASHINGTON—In a letter released April 11, The NewsGuild-CWA and the Teamsters urged stockholders in the Gannett newspaper chain to vote for the incumbent board of directors to block a hostile takeover by what they called the “vulture hedge fund” Alden Global Capital. The two unions, which represent a total of about 1,300 workers at Gannett…

UAW Trying Again at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Plant
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UAW Trying Again at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Plant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—The United Auto Workers filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board Apr. 9 for a new union vote at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant—and its officials hope there won’t be any “outside interference.” “We hope that doesn’t happen like the last time,” UAW Local 42 President Steve Cochran told the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Local…

RWDSU Leader Ahead Of Mission To Central America: ‘Immigrants Should Be Welcomed And Not Feared’
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RWDSU Leader Ahead Of Mission To Central America: ‘Immigrants Should Be Welcomed And Not Feared’

New York, NY – Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, on Thursday, gave his blessing to an upcoming Catholic Charities mission to Central America slated to depart the day after Easter — and the union leader taking part in the effort says its about “changing the narrative” surrounding immigration and being able to…

Plight Of Underpaid Early Childhood Education Teachers Looms Large In Budget Talks
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Plight Of Underpaid Early Childhood Education Teachers Looms Large In Budget Talks

New York, NY – Contrary to what the de Blasio administration is claiming, equal pay advocates rallying on the steps of City Hall last week, insisted that the ongoing plight of Early Childhood Education teachers fighting for pay parity with their DOE counterparts is not merely a “contractual issue”  — it’s a racially charged social…

NYC Equal Pay Day Highlights Progress, ‘Embarrassing’ Realities
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NYC Equal Pay Day Highlights Progress, ‘Embarrassing’ Realities

New York, NY – The successful conclusion of a years long legal battle charging the City of New York with discrimination against women of color working as administrative managers lent a triumphant air to the 13 Annual NYC Equal Pay Day action on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday. But the intolerable reality that…

NYC Promotes Women-Owned Businesses
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NYC Promotes Women-Owned Businesses

New York, NY – New York City’s month-long marketing campaign aimed at  promoting women-owned businesses – huge success. “New York wouldn’t be the vibrant city it is today without influential women,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Women-owned businesses drive this city and I am thrilled to continue fighting for them by encouraging all New…

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