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ICE Agents Brandishing Guns Detain RWDSU Members—Who is next?
Features, Law and Politics, New York, Retail

ICE Agents Brandishing Guns Detain RWDSU Members—Who is next?

For RWDSU members, the real-world effects of the Trump administration’s almost incomprehensibly cruelRWDSU focus came into startling view June 20.  At a time when the world was voicing outrage about families being separated at the southern U.S. border, another shocking miscarriage of justice occurred further north in Ohio. At a Fresh Mark meat processing plant, 146…

NYC’s Public Unions Stand Firm In The Face Of Janus
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Retail

NYC’s Public Unions Stand Firm In The Face Of Janus

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 decision June 27 was intended to undermine public-sector unions, ruling that it violates nonmembers’ free-speech rights if they have to pay unions fees to cover the cost of representation. But leaders of New York’s main public-sector unions are maintaining an optimistic attitude, saying they can…

Latest Buzz: Spectrum Strike! CVS Contract Fight! Small Business Survival Act!
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National, Retail

Latest Buzz: Spectrum Strike! CVS Contract Fight! Small Business Survival Act!

New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we’re revisiting the workers at CVS on Flatbush Avenue and their ongoing fight to become the first unionized shop on the East Coast to secure a fairly bargained contract from the giant pharmaceutical chain. Despite successfully organizing nearly three years ago, CVS continues to…

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