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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.

UAW to Organize Alabama Mercedes Plant
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UAW to Organize Alabama Mercedes Plant

April 18, 2013 By Neal Tepel, LaborPress USA VANCE, Alabama — The United Auto Workers has launched a mayor organizing drive aimed at Alabama's Mercedes-Benz plant as well as Chattanoooga’s Volkswagen factory.

OUR Walmart Members Fight to Keep Walmart Out of Chinatown Louisiana
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OUR Walmart Members Fight to Keep Walmart Out of Chinatown Louisiana

April 16, 2013 By Neal Tepel Chinatown, Louisiana- A recent  press conference was held by various groups in Chinatown Louisiana who have united to file a lawsuit against Walmart, in hopes of keeping the mega-corporation out of Chinatown  in Louisiana Walmart’s track record as a small-business killer is threatening to Chinatown, which has a thriving, tight-knit…

NYC Fast Food Workers Strike for Decent Wages and Dignity!
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NYC Fast Food Workers Strike for Decent Wages and Dignity!

April 15, 2013 By Barbara Kestenbaum In keeping with the long, turbulent struggles in the history of labor—a history that includes farm workers, workers in mills, the men who built the railroads, and the women who stitched clothing in sweatshops—low income workers in NYC are fighting mad and fighting back against corporations who, ever greedy…

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…

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