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Fast Food Workers Strike in Seattle
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Fast Food Workers Strike in Seattle

June 1, 2013 By Neal Tepel Seattle, Washington – Workers at Seattle’s largest fast food and retail chains walked off their jobs Thursday May 30, 2013 , calling for $15 an hour and the right to organize free from retaliation. The walkout hit major national chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, Arby’s, Jack in the Box, Taco…

26th OPEIU Convention in San Diego
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26th OPEIU Convention in San Diego

June 1, 2013 By Neal Tepel              San Diego, California – Labor leaders from throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will gather June 3-6, 2013 in San Diego for the 26th Convention of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO.

RWDSU Successful Campaign to Organize Carwashes Continues
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RWDSU Successful Campaign to Organize Carwashes Continues

May 31, 2013 By Neal Tepel NEW YORK, NY – Workers at the Hi-Tek Car Wash & Lube in Queens have made history by voting to ratify the first union contract of any car wash in New York City. The three-year contract caps the workers' 10-month campaign for union representation by the Retail, Wholesale and Department…

Hammer On! Guitar Center Workers Vote To Join RWDSU
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Hammer On! Guitar Center Workers Vote To Join RWDSU

  May 29, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union [RWDSU] is hailing the pro-union vote workers at Guitar Center’s flagship store in Manhattan have taken as the successful first step in a nationwide organizing campaign – and proof that management’s efforts to bamboozle employees has failed.

Wendy’s shareholders Greetedwith a Loud Demonstration
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Wendy’s shareholders Greetedwith a Loud Demonstration

May 24, 2013 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – Wendy’s shareholders were greeted at the company’s annual conference Thursday May 23, 2013 by a hundred workers and supporters calling for decent wages to support their families, and the right to form a union without interference. The workers’ campaign in the Fast Food industry continues…

Time to Take Responsibility
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Time to Take Responsibility

May 23, 2013 Reprinted from UFCW.ORG Many people would be surprised to know that garment making is quite possibly the most dangerous job “outside of war zones,” as Washington Post writer Harold Meyerson puts it in a recent article about the dangerous cycle that is the garment industry.

Walmart’s Abuses Highlighted on Website And Actions Across the Country
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Walmart’s Abuses Highlighted on Website And Actions Across the Country

May 20, 2013 By Neal Tepel Washington, DC – The Making Change at Walmart campaign and its coalition partners have launched a new website – www.ReallyWalmart.org – that highlights Walmart's abuses.  The website, showcases video interviews of Walmart employees, community activists, environmentalists and others sharing experiences and concerns about Walmart.

Victory Is Vowed In Trade Fair Lockout
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Victory Is Vowed In Trade Fair Lockout

May 18, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Queens, NY – The last nine weeks have been tough on the roughly 100 Trade Fair meat department employees locked out of their jobs since March 13. But on Friday, Ed Lynch of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, vowed that the many employees who helped Trade…

UNITE HERE Hungry for New Contract
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UNITE HERE Hungry for New Contract

May 16, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Smith & Wollensky Restaurant on 49th Street and Third Avenue is one of the highest grossing restaurants in the country, according to the owner, Fourth Wall Restaurants. But waiters, bartenders and dishwashers represented by UNITE HERE Local 100 protested outside on Wednesday because they’ve been working without…

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