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Bronx Car Wash Signs Union Contract With Workers
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Bronx Car Wash Signs Union Contract With Workers

June 7, 2013 By Neal Tepel BRONX, NY – A second New York City carwash has signed a contract with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), capping a struggle that included a 13-week strike by workers to get their jobs back after walking out because carwash owners failed to pay them in a…

Spokane Dairy Workers Win With Teamsters
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Spokane Dairy Workers Win With Teamsters

June 5, 2013 By Diane Cohen Spokane, Washington – Fred Makus, is a dairy delivery driver that worked for Darigold Products along with 30 other employees. When Darigold decided to contract the delivery of its products to Estenson Logistics, wages and benefits were reduced as well as worker jobs threatened.  The workers saw the light…

UNITE HERE Continues Boycott of Hyatt
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UNITE HERE Continues Boycott of Hyatt

June 3, 2013 By Neal Tepel CHICAGO, Ill. – In July 2012, UNITE HERE announced a global boycott of Hyatt hotels. The boycott has been endorsed by many of the nation's largest labor, civil rights, women's and LGBT advocacy organizations. Over 200 Democratic elected leaders from 37 different states have signed the boycott pledge and…

Fast Food Workers Strike in Seattle
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Fast Food Workers Strike in Seattle

June 1, 2013 By Neal Tepel Seattle, Washington – Workers at Seattle’s largest fast food and retail chains walked off their jobs Thursday May 30, 2013 , calling for $15 an hour and the right to organize free from retaliation. The walkout hit major national chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, Arby’s, Jack in the Box, Taco…

26th OPEIU Convention in San Diego
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26th OPEIU Convention in San Diego

June 1, 2013 By Neal Tepel              San Diego, California – Labor leaders from throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will gather June 3-6, 2013 in San Diego for the 26th Convention of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO.

RWDSU Successful Campaign to Organize Carwashes Continues
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RWDSU Successful Campaign to Organize Carwashes Continues

May 31, 2013 By Neal Tepel NEW YORK, NY – Workers at the Hi-Tek Car Wash & Lube in Queens have made history by voting to ratify the first union contract of any car wash in New York City. The three-year contract caps the workers' 10-month campaign for union representation by the Retail, Wholesale and Department…

Hammer On! Guitar Center Workers Vote To Join RWDSU
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Hammer On! Guitar Center Workers Vote To Join RWDSU

  May 29, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union [RWDSU] is hailing the pro-union vote workers at Guitar Center’s flagship store in Manhattan have taken as the successful first step in a nationwide organizing campaign – and proof that management’s efforts to bamboozle employees has failed.

Wendy’s shareholders Greetedwith a Loud Demonstration
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Wendy’s shareholders Greetedwith a Loud Demonstration

May 24, 2013 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – Wendy’s shareholders were greeted at the company’s annual conference Thursday May 23, 2013 by a hundred workers and supporters calling for decent wages to support their families, and the right to form a union without interference. The workers’ campaign in the Fast Food industry continues…

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