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RWDSU Organizes Workers at Pleasure Chest
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RWDSU Organizes Workers at Pleasure Chest

July 9, 2017  By Stephanie West New York, NY – Workers at Pleasure Chest  in varrious locations throughout New York City voted to join RWDSU. Negotiations have begun for a fair contract with health benefits and job security. The RWDSU’s union organizing campaign at Pleasure Chest faced an intense union busting program. Store management hired attornies…

Court Orders Burger King to Rehire Fight-for-$15 Organizer
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Court Orders Burger King to Rehire Fight-for-$15 Organizer

June 26, 2017   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel St. Louis, MO – A federal appeals court on June 21 ordered a Burger King franchisee in Kansas City to rehire Fight-for-$15 organizer Terrance Wise. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit unanimously upheld the National Labor Relations Board’s finding that EYM King of Missouri…

Senator Kaminsky Sides with Clare Rose Workers
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Senator Kaminsky Sides with Clare Rose Workers

June 25, 2017 By Jerry Levine, LaborPress LI Long Island, NY – New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky had the following statement on the ongoing strike at Anheuser-Busch distributor Clare Rose. Workers have been on strike for nearly two months against wage cuts and the loss of their pension. “The time is long past due…

Grocery Unions Slam Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods
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Grocery Unions Slam Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods

June 21, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel New York, NY – Leaders of U.S. grocery-workers unions reacted angrily to the news June 16 that Amazon will acquire Whole Foods for $13.4 billion. Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, called the deal a “disruptive and destructive battle between two…

Pizza Chain Joins Clare Rose Boycott in Support of Strikers
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Pizza Chain Joins Clare Rose Boycott in Support of Strikers

June 17, 2017 By Silver Krieger New York, NY – Another business, this time a large chain, has joined the Long Island boycott of Anheuser-Busch distributor Clare Rose, in support of workers who have been striking since April 23rd. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza’s eight Long Island locations (it has 68 across the country) will join…

Deal Ends R.I. Casino Strike After 3 Minutes
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Deal Ends R.I. Casino Strike After 3 Minutes

June 13, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Lincoln, RI, – A wee-hours strike by workers at the Twin River Casino June 9 ended after about three minutes when casino officials and UNITE HERE Local 26 announced a tentative settlement agreement. The more than 300 food and beverage workers had voted almost unanimously on…

Verizon Agrees to Fix Copper Lines in Pennsylvania
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Verizon Agrees to Fix Copper Lines in Pennsylvania

June 11, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Harrisburg, PA – Resolving a complaint to state regulators by the Communications Workers of America, Verizon agreed June 5 to make repairs and upgrades to its network of copper-wire lines in Pennsylvania. The union had filed a complaint with the state Public Utilities Commission in 2015…

AT&T and CWA Reach Tentative Contract Agreement
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AT&T and CWA Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

June 11, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Los Angeles, CA – AT&T West and DirecTV workers represented by the Communications Workers of America District 9 have reached a tentative contract agreement, the union announced June 3. The proposed four-year deal, which covers 17,000 workers in California and Nevada, is the first union contract for…

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