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Car Washers Seek Leverage Against Kingpin
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Car Washers Seek Leverage Against Kingpin

April 11, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Car wash workers struggling to transform an industry that has traditionally mistreated them are targeting millionaire mogul John Lage's pocketbood this week, and their ace in the hole could be arguably the most influential candidate in the race to succeed Mayor Mike Bloomberg. (Watch Video).

Fast Food Workers Walk in King’s Footsteps
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Fast Food Workers Walk in King’s Footsteps

April 8, 2013 By Marc Bussanich Harlem, NY—Fast food workers made history on a historic day when 400 of them walked off their jobs to demand better pay and the right to unionize. Striking on the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the workers rallied at Marcus Garvey Park holding…

Trade Fair Workers Go On The March
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Trade Fair Workers Go On The March

April 8, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Queens, NY – Locked out Trade Fair meat department workers – some with well over a decade working together – showed their solidarity on Saturday marching through the streets of Jackson Heights to highlight their ongoing unfair labor practice dispute with the Queens supermarket chain. (Watch Video)

Don’t Cross Mom! Van Bramer Calls For An End to Trade Fair Lockout
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Don’t Cross Mom! Van Bramer Calls For An End to Trade Fair Lockout

April 3, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Long Island City, NY – Local 342 butchers locked out of nine Trade Fair supermarkets in Queens since March 13, welcomed another ally in their battle against management this week, when New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined a rally outside 22-20 36th Avenue. And he wasn’t alone…

What We Accomplished Together
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What We Accomplished Together

April 2, 2013 By Christine C. Quinn New York, NY – March 29, 2013 marks a great victory for both workers and small business owners here in New York City.  I’m proud that we’ve reached agreement on a bill that will provide sick leave for nearly a million New Yorkers while at the same time…

Car Wash Workers Bang the Drum for Unionization!
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Car Wash Workers Bang the Drum for Unionization!

April 1, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – This week, NYC’s hardworking “washeros” celebrated a historic year fighting for workplace justice at car washes throughout the five boroughs – and they’re vowing not to quit now. (Watch Video)

UFCW Members at DC Retailer Hearing
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UFCW Members at DC Retailer Hearing

April 1, 2013 By Neal Tepel Washington DC – UFCW Local 400 members and labor allies attend a hearing on the Large Retailer Accountability Act in Washington, D.C. March 27, 2013. Besides members of UFCW Several advocate organization attended the session including Respect DC, and the DC Labor Council.

Quinn Invokes ‘Press Blackout’ On Paid Sick Days
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Quinn Invokes ‘Press Blackout’ On Paid Sick Days

Joe Maniscalco March 28, 2013 New York, NY –  New York City Councilwoman and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn lauded car wash workers on Wednesday night for their courage in fighting industry-wide abuses – but she failed to say whether or not she supports the legislation that would allow “washeros” to take a day off of…

Who’s the Rat? Trade Fair!
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Who’s the Rat? Trade Fair!

March 26, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco East Elmhurst, New York – The Queens supermarket chain that replaced its meat department workers with scab employees after the veteran butchers staged a brief unfair labor practice strike two weeks ago, is being branded as a Grade A ‘rat’  this week. (Read More/Watch Video)  

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