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Don’t let the Koch brothers buy your local newspaper
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Don’t let the Koch brothers buy your local newspaper

May 9, 2013 By Mary Kay Henry, SEIU President How would you feel if your local newspaper was suddenly owned by the tea party? Right-wing extremists and tea party megadonors Charles and David Koch want to take over nine newspapers owned by the Tribune Company, including the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune.

Obamacare At The Heart Of Contentious Stop & Shop Contract Talks
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Obamacare At The Heart Of Contentious Stop & Shop Contract Talks

May 3, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Stop & Shop employees working in meat, deli and seafood departments throughout the city and Long Island are on edge this week as 18-month-old contract negotiations between their union and the Dutch conglomerate which owns the supermarket chain battle over President Barack Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act.

Five Thousand Turn Out for May Day March and Rally
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Five Thousand Turn Out for May Day March and Rally

May 2, 2013 By Neal Tepel New York NY – An historic coalition of labor, immigration organizations and occupy wall street turned out for this years' May Day celebration in remembrance of the eight-hour work day. Thousands of union members and those in immigrant organizations marched from union square to city hall. May day started…

Axe to Grind: More Guitar Center Workers In Tune With RWDSU
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Axe to Grind: More Guitar Center Workers In Tune With RWDSU

May 2, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Brooklyn, NY – Guitar Center salespeople in Brooklyn who are finding it increasingly tougher to make it ever since Bain Capital bought the company a fews years back, have followed their counterparts in Manhattan and filed a bid to become part of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union [RWDSU],…

NALC and Campbell’s Join Forces May 11th to Stamp Out Hunger
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NALC and Campbell’s Join Forces May 11th to Stamp Out Hunger

May 1, 2013 By Neal Tepel All across the country on May 11, 2013, Campbell Soup Company will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to help Stamp Out Hunger. Now in its 21st year,The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation's largest…

Locked Out Trade Fair Workers Welcome Quinn’s Support
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Locked Out Trade Fair Workers Welcome Quinn’s Support

April 27, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Queens, New York – Locked out Trade Fair supermarket workers have been demonstrating outside the chain’s nine stores for more than six weeks. But on Friday, they attracted the attention of New York City Council Speaker and mayoral contender Christine Quinn, who stopped by Trade Fair store number 10, in Jackson…

Trade Fair Chaos: Management Tries Dividing Workers
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Trade Fair Chaos: Management Tries Dividing Workers

April 25, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Queens, New York – The union representing about 100 Trade Fair supermarket workers locked out of their meat department jobs for the last six weeks, says that the company – headed by CEO Farid “Frank” Jaber – is now trying to foment “chaos and confusion” among the ranks of unified…

‘Hostess Caused the Demise of Hostess’ not BCTGM Workers
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‘Hostess Caused the Demise of Hostess’ not BCTGM Workers

April 24, 2013 By Donald Woods, BCTGM Local 1 President Chicago, Illinois. – When Hostess received permission from the bankruptcy court to impose its last offer, both management and union leaders knew it would be met with resistance – in fact a tidal wave of opposition rarely seen in today's labor movement. BCTGM workers at…

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Unions Push to Organize Indian Tribal Businesses

April 24, 2013 By Neal Tepel Mount Pleasant, Michigan – Since union organizing is now taking place with Indian tribal businesses, the autonomy of companies owned by legal tribes is being reviewed by the courts: Including what laws these tribal businesses need to follow.

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