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Local 338 RWDSU Walks to Fight Cancer

Local 338 members along with 10,000 participants walked along Queens Boulevard to fight cancer on Sunday October 18, 2009. Almost $1,000,000 was expected to be collected at this 16th annual Queens event. Similar walks were scheduled across the country. The Queens walk began at 11 a.m. in front of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens…

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Last Stand at Stella?

As politicians and labor leaders were falling over each other at a City Hall news conference to say how much they were in solidarity with Stella D’oro workers in the Bronx – and how they would “stand by” them – managers on 237th Street were shutting the plant down and putting 155 people out of…

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WalMart Fined for Death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Walmart Stores Inc. for inadequate crowd management following the November 28, 2008, death of an employee at its Valley Stream, New York, store. The worker died of asphyxiation after he was knocked to the ground and trampled by a crowd of about 2,000 shoppers who surged…

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Solidarity with the Stella D’Oro Strikers by Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez Legal arguments and lobbying are not enough. The fully legal route is a loser’s game, because they can afford to wait. The people with deep pockets can wait it out, and the people lose faith. We have to push a lot more envelopes. Look at history:…

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