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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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RWDSU – Why a Higher Minimum Wage is Needed in New York

February 13, 2012 Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) President Stuart Appelbaum made the following statement at a January 30, 2012  press conference in Albany to announce minimum wage legislation: I’m Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). I’m proud to be here today with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver…

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Statement from Stuart Appelbaum President, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) The Statement Was Delivered Friday January 13, 2012 at a Living Wage Press Conference

January 16, 2012 I am Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU, UFCW). I want to thank Speaker Quinn for bringing us together today for this important announcement. She has shown tremendous leadership and courage, and I am deeply grateful to her and her staff for everything they have done…

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Local 338 Collects and Donates Thousands of Toys Each Year

December 26, 2011 Around Town – By Neal Tepel Each year members of Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW  collect and donate thousands of new toys for the John Theissen Children’s Foundation in Wantagh, a non-profit organization that supports sick and needy children on Long Island. This Christmas of 2011 was no exception. Over the past 14 years, Local 338…

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Living Wage Campaign Hopes Council Passes Legislation

November 22, 2011By Marc Bussanich On the eve before the City Council Committee Hearing on Living Wage Legislation, about a 1,000 people packed the pews at The Riverside Church to hear clergy, elected officials, retail workers and the lone labor leader, Stuart Applebaum, president of RWDSU, speak about how unconscionable it is for private developers…

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Wal-Mart Cuts Health Care Benefits

October 31, 2011 By Harry Kelber After trying to mollify its critics in recent years by offering better health care benefits to its employees, Wal-Mart is substantially rolling back coverage for part-time workers and significantly raising premiums for many full-time staff.

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A Bad Deal for Workers in NYC

August 29, 2011 By Richard J. Whalen, International Vice President & Director, UFCW Region 1 A few years ago, Walmart tried to establish a presence in New York City. The company faced intense opposition from residents and elected officials and eventually said the Big Apple just wasn’t worth it. Now Walmart is reconsidering the five…

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Letter to the Editior – A Living Wage in New York

July 29, 2011 STUART APPELBAUM
 (Rev.) JESSE T. WILLIAMS Jr.
New York, July 20, 2011“They, Too, Sing America” Charles M. Blow is right on the mark when he writes, “The people who work these [low-wage] jobs are the backbone of this country, and will continue to be.” In New York City, more low-wage workers are employed…

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