January 22, 2013 Joe Maniscalco Underpaid workers owed about $500,000 from local supermarket owner Sonny Kim got an extra boost of support from the Green Party of Brooklyn on January 19, as vocal members of the political party joined a sidewalk boycott in front of the Golden Farm grocery located at 329 Church Avenue in Kensington.
January 16, 2013 Marc Bussanich Just weeks after the tragic fire in a Bangladeshi factory producing apparel for Walmart, CEO Mike Duke visited New York to speak about sustainable growth and job creation where he was greeted by a coalition of labor and community groups outside the offices of the Council on Foreign Relations.
December 20, 2012 By Marc Bussanich Despite strong opposition to Wal-Mart’s entry in New York City, the company’s CEO, Mike Duke, visited New York recently to speak at the Council on Foreign Relations about corporate responsibility.
December 13, 2012 By Joe Maniscalco There's no quit in the Sunny Day Car Wash "washeros." Despite being canned last month for protesting "theft of wages" and poor working conditions at the Bronx car, the largely Latino employees have retained their cohesion and officially voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)…
December 4, 2012 By Joe Maniscalco Beleaguered victims of Hurricane Sandy living in storm-tossed Far Rockaway, Queens got help clearing out water damaged homes this weekend when the the Retail, Wholesalers and Department Store Union (RWDSU) dropped a busload of eager volunteers on their doorstep.
November 26, 2012 Marc Bussanich The official start of the holiday shopping season infringes earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving Day. Wal-Mart opened for business at 8:00 PM on Thursday evening, forcing hundreds of thousands of Wal-Mart workers nationwide to report for work.
November 26, 2012 By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Publisher Walmart workers across the country took a bold step on Friday November 23, 2012. Many walked off the job on the busiest shopping day of the year. Walmart employees in over 100 U.S. cities demonstrated against the unfair practices of this mega-chain.
November 21, 2012 LaborPress Editorial The word has gotten out about the viral strikes happening at Walmart. Walmart even held late-night mandatory meetings for all store associates to threaten that "there could be consequences" if employees did not report for work on Black Friday. This is clearly illegal and continues to demonstrate the bravery of…
November 21, 2012 By UFCW International President Joe Hansen For the second year, Walmart is planning to put profits before its workers by beginning its Black Friday sales at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and forcing its workers to abandon quality time with their own families.
November 19, 2012 Diane Cohen, LaborPress Washington DC Bureau Just a month after strikes swept through Walmart stores in 12 states and weeks before the announced Black Friday Walmart strikes, Walmart retail workers and the warehouse workers who move Walmart's goods are already taking action.