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Hyatt and Unite Announce Agreement
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Hyatt and Unite Announce Agreement

July 8, 2013 By Neal Tepel Chicago, Illinois – Hyatt Hotels Corp. and UNITE HERE, the union of hospitality workers in the United States and Canada, announced a national agreement that resolves longstanding disputes between the two organizations. The agreement creates a framework for the company and the union to work together moving forward. As…

New Jersey Minimum Wage Stagnant Since 2005
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New Jersey Minimum Wage Stagnant Since 2005

July 1, 2013 By Marc Bussanich Maplewood, NJ—Many low-wage workers in the Garden State work full time, but barely get by on minimum wage. A coalition of different organizations under the umbrella group, Working Families United for New Jersey, are campaigning to alert New Jerseyans of a ballot initiative to raise the state’s minimum wage….

Living Wage Bill to Pass for DC Workers
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Living Wage Bill to Pass for DC Workers

July 1, 2013 By Neal Tepel The D.C. Council gave its initial approval to The Large Retailer Accountability Act, that would raise the minimum wage of workers at large retail stores from the D.C.’s current minimum of $8.25 an hour to $12.50. Thanks to political action of the UFCW and allies, this significant upgrade would…

UFCW National Lobby Day
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UFCW National Lobby Day

July 1, 2013 Reprinted on LaborPress www.ufcwaction.org On June 18th and 19th over 150 UFCW members and staff came to Washington D.C. to talk face to face with their Members of Congress about the important issues facing working men and women. Lourdes Castellano, a member of Local 1776 who works at Cargill in Hazelton, Pennsylvania,…

NLRB Hits Trade Fair Supermarkets With Complaint
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NLRB Hits Trade Fair Supermarkets With Complaint

June 26, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Queens, NY – Trade Fair Meat Department employees locked out of their jobs following a brief strike back on March 13 may have all returned to work in at least some capacity, but management must now answer for its actions – the National Labor Relations Board has finally issued an…

RWDSU Takes Lead Organizing  Carwash Workers
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RWDSU Takes Lead Organizing Carwash Workers

June 17, 2013 By Stephanie West JAMAICA, NY — Workers at the Sutphin Car Wash in Jamaica joined with community leaders on Saturday to demand that Sutphin owners Fernando Magalhaes and John Lage negotiate a fair union contract. The action comes on the heels of recent contract victories at Sunny Day Car Wash in the…

UFCW 700 Ratifies Contract with Kroger
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UFCW 700 Ratifies Contract with Kroger

June 14, 2013 By Neal Tepel Indianapolis, Minn. — UFCW Local 700 and their members working at Kroger stores in the Indianapolis area have ratified a new labor agreement with the Kroger Co. "We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates and provides wage increases, affordable health care and a…

Bronx Car Wash Signs Union Contract With Workers
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Bronx Car Wash Signs Union Contract With Workers

June 7, 2013 By Neal Tepel BRONX, NY – A second New York City carwash has signed a contract with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), capping a struggle that included a 13-week strike by workers to get their jobs back after walking out because carwash owners failed to pay them in a…

Spokane Dairy Workers Win With Teamsters
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Spokane Dairy Workers Win With Teamsters

June 5, 2013 By Diane Cohen Spokane, Washington – Fred Makus, is a dairy delivery driver that worked for Darigold Products along with 30 other employees. When Darigold decided to contract the delivery of its products to Estenson Logistics, wages and benefits were reduced as well as worker jobs threatened.  The workers saw the light…

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