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Statement From Joseph T. Hansen, International President, UFCW Union Announcing Union-Wide Relief Fund for Hurricane Sandy Victims

November 5, 2012 Washington, D.C. – “Inspired by President Obama’s declaration that we will get through this together, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union has established a Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund to provide vital financial support for the nearly 200,000 UFCW members living in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and surrounding areas.”

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RWDSU Local 3 Demands New Contract

April 18, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter Cars, taxis, trucks and buses honked their horns as they passed Bloomingdale’s flagship store on 3rd Avenue on Wednesday, April 18 to show their support to the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 3 members who rallied outside the store to demand a new contract from…

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Retail Industry Standards Impels Organizing

April 16, 2016By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter Some pundits are proclaiming the economy is growing as U.S. exports recently exceeded imports. But at the Murphy Institute on Thursday, April 13, panelists explained that the major driver of growth in the country and in the City particularly is the retail industry. While retail is a leading…

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Car Wash Industry Awash in Labor Violations

March 12, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter Unwilling to rest on his laurels, Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, whose union was instrumental in the Living Wage NYC Campaign to raise the wages for workers working on development projects receiving weighty public subsidies, announced last week a new campaign to…

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RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum Responds to Adolfo Carrion’s Comments About Retail Workers

February 24, 2012 Adolfo Carrion’s comments about retail workers to Capital New York  were deeply misinformed and completely out of touch with reality. Carrion said “retail jobs go to relatively young people, semi-retired people, students; that they are not career positions and that people don’t aspire to work at places like Modells.” Carrion got it exactly…

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Reaction to Quinn’s Living Wage Compromise

February 15, 2012by Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter Last month City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a compromise measure to revise the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act. LaborPress asked Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, to explain his reaction to Quinn’s decision and about the campaign’s hard-fought efforts to raise the…

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