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Labor Pressures Cablevision to Rehire ‘Cablevision 22’
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Labor Pressures Cablevision to Rehire ‘Cablevision 22’

February 7, 2013 Marc Bussanich and Joe Maniscalco In January 2012, 300 field technicians working for Cablevision in Brooklyn voted to join the Communications Workers of America. On the one-year anniversary of the vote, 22 technicians were fired by Cablevision because the company claims they refused to work. Read More and Watch Video

Car Wash Kingpin Leaves Washeros Jobless
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Car Wash Kingpin Leaves Washeros Jobless

February 6, 2013
 Marc Bussanich and Joe Maniscalco Three months after car wash workers at Lage Car Wash in SoHo joined the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, the owner abruptly informed the union last week that he will be shutting down the car wash on February 22. Read More and Watch Video

CVS Caremark and UFCW Announce Cooperation Agreement in 500 Stores
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CVS Caremark and UFCW Announce Cooperation Agreement in 500 Stores

News from UFCW February 5, 2013 Caremark and the United Food & Commercial Workers have signed a cooperation agreement giving CVS/pharmacy employees at approximately 500 stores in the metropolitan Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego areas the opportunity to vote on whether or not they want to be represented by the union.

Triangle Shirtwaist Memorial Names Scholarship Recipients
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Triangle Shirtwaist Memorial Names Scholarship Recipients

January 30, 2013 By Stephanie West   The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial (TSFFM) has named nineteen Triangle Scholars for the Academic Year 2012-13. Each grant is in the amount of $2,000 bringing TSFFM's total awards to $344,000 since inception of the program in 2003.

Greens Back Golden Boycott; Settlement Looms
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Greens Back Golden Boycott; Settlement Looms

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.

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Walmart US CEO Extols Retail’s Virtues; Greeted by Protestors

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.

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Axed Car Wash Workers Vote to Join RWDSU

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)…

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Strikers Give Low-paying Walmart Black Eye on Black Friday

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.

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