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UFCW Members Lobby New York Legislators

Reprinted in Laborpress May 13, 2013 www.ufcwaction.org/ UFCW members from local unions all across New York descended upon the Capitol in Albany April 23rd to lobby their elected officials about important bills pending in the Assembly and the Senate. UFCW members lobbied in support of the New York DREAM Act, the Fair Elections Act, the Farmworker…

Fast-Food Strike Hits Detroit
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Fast-Food Strike Hits Detroit

May 11, 2013 By Kismet Barksdale DETROIT, Michigan –More than 400 workers at Detroit’s largest fast food chains walked off their jobs Friday, May 10, 2013, calling for $15 an hour and the right to form an union free from retaliation. The walkout – hitting major national chains like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Domino’s, Long John Silver’s,…

Mo Strikes: NYC Inspires St. Louis Fast Food Workers
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Mo Strikes: NYC Inspires St. Louis Fast Food Workers

May 10, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Underpaid workers in St. Louis who who can no longer make it on the city's $7.35-an-hour minimum wage are striking for sustainable incomes at fast food joints all over The Gateway to the West this week – and the New York City activists who helped inspire…

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…

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