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Don’t Cross Mom! Van Bramer Calls For An End to Trade Fair Lockout
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Don’t Cross Mom! Van Bramer Calls For An End to Trade Fair Lockout

April 3, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Long Island City, NY – Local 342 butchers locked out of nine Trade Fair supermarkets in Queens since March 13, welcomed another ally in their battle against management this week, when New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined a rally outside 22-20 36th Avenue. And he wasn’t alone…

What We Accomplished Together
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What We Accomplished Together

April 2, 2013 By Christine C. Quinn New York, NY – March 29, 2013 marks a great victory for both workers and small business owners here in New York City.  I’m proud that we’ve reached agreement on a bill that will provide sick leave for nearly a million New Yorkers while at the same time…

Car Wash Workers Bang the Drum for Unionization!
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Car Wash Workers Bang the Drum for Unionization!

April 1, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – This week, NYC’s hardworking “washeros” celebrated a historic year fighting for workplace justice at car washes throughout the five boroughs – and they’re vowing not to quit now. (Watch Video)

UFCW Members at DC Retailer Hearing
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UFCW Members at DC Retailer Hearing

April 1, 2013 By Neal Tepel Washington DC – UFCW Local 400 members and labor allies attend a hearing on the Large Retailer Accountability Act in Washington, D.C. March 27, 2013. Besides members of UFCW Several advocate organization attended the session including Respect DC, and the DC Labor Council.

Quinn Invokes ‘Press Blackout’ On Paid Sick Days
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Quinn Invokes ‘Press Blackout’ On Paid Sick Days

Joe Maniscalco March 28, 2013 New York, NY –  New York City Councilwoman and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn lauded car wash workers on Wednesday night for their courage in fighting industry-wide abuses – but she failed to say whether or not she supports the legislation that would allow “washeros” to take a day off of…

Who’s the Rat? Trade Fair!
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Who’s the Rat? Trade Fair!

March 26, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco East Elmhurst, New York – The Queens supermarket chain that replaced its meat department workers with scab employees after the veteran butchers staged a brief unfair labor practice strike two weeks ago, is being branded as a Grade A ‘rat’  this week. (Read More/Watch Video)  

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OPEIU California Local 29 Organizes Therapists

March 25, 2013 By Stephanie West Sacramento, California –  Local 29 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO announces that certified massage therapists employed by Massage Bar Inc., at the Sacramento International Airport have voted for Local 29 representation.

Trade Fair Butchers: ‘It’s Like A Slap In The Face’
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Trade Fair Butchers: ‘It’s Like A Slap In The Face’

March 24, 2013 Joe Maniscalco (Astoria, New York) Locked-out meat department workers rallying outside of Trade Fair’s number one store on 30th Avenue on Saturday said that after working decades for the Queens supermarket chain, they feel as if they have been “slapped in the face” because scab workers are now doing their jobs. (Read…

Faith In a Higher Minimum Wage!
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Faith In a Higher Minimum Wage!

March 21, 2013 Joe Maniscalco Brooklyn fast food workers putting in long hours for very little pay got a spiritual boost from the Flatbush Reformed Church on Tuesday as a once-hopeful deal in Albany to raise the minimum wage to $9, now appears to be deteriorating rapidly. (Read More/Watch Video)

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