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More Support For Mrs. Green’s Workers
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More Support For Mrs. Green’s Workers

February 13, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco Mt. Kisco, NY – Nine workers recently fired from the Mrs. Green’s Natural Market on Lexington Avenue after attempting to unionize, are getting more help in their campaign to win back their jobs this week – and advocates for the axed employees say that the group will ultimately prevail.

Pressure On Mrs. Green’s To Rehire Axed Workers
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Pressure On Mrs. Green’s To Rehire Axed Workers

February 10, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco Mt. Kisco, NY – The largest UFCW local in the state says that nine workers summarily fired from their jobs at Mrs. Green’s Natural Market on Lexington Avenue were terminated because they agitated for union representation – but that they are not going  away until every one of them is…

CWA Rallies for Cablevision Workers
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CWA Rallies for Cablevision Workers

February 3, 2014 By Steven Wishnia More than 200 people packed SEIU Local 1199’s Manhattan union hall Feb. 1 to y support the about 280 Brooklyn Cablevision workers who’ve been trying to win a contract from the company for two years.

Owner Agrees to Negotiate After Workers Shut Down Car Wash
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Owner Agrees to Negotiate After Workers Shut Down Car Wash

January 31, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco Queens, NY – Workers at a popular Elmhurst car wash who couldn’t even get a “good morning” out of their boss after they overwhelmingly voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union [RWDSU] in November, forced the owner of the Five Star Car Wash On Broadway late Thursday morning to finally…

Supermarket Allies Pledge Boycott
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Supermarket Allies Pledge Boycott

January 30, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco Queens, NY – The new management of what was Trade Fair's #10 store in Jackson Heights is blaming a "demanding" union for not following through and hiring about 50 workers left jobless after the supermarket's previous owner abruptly sold the store in December amidst mounting violations and ongoing labor disputes.

Walmart to Face Trial Re Subcontractor Utilization
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Walmart to Face Trial Re Subcontractor Utilization

January 20, 2014 By Stephanie West Los Angeles, California – A federal court in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday, January 12th that Walmart and its warehouse operator must face trial to determine whether they are liable as “joint employers” for violating the workplace rights of hundreds of workers who load and unload Walmart’s goods at three…

Complaint Against Walmart Largest Ever
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Complaint Against Walmart Largest Ever

January 19, 2014 By Stephanie West Washington, DC —The National Labor Relations Board issued the largest-ever complaint against Walmart on Wednesday January 15th, for breaking federal labor law by violating workers’ rights. The complaint alleges Walmart illegally fired and disciplined nearly 70 workers, including those who went on strike last June to speak out for…

Agitating Is The Sweetest Thing At Dylan’s Candy Bar!
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Agitating Is The Sweetest Thing At Dylan’s Candy Bar!

January 18, 2014 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – Standing up for their collective rights has finally won some important gains for workers at Dylan’s Candy Bar – but together with their partners in labor, employees at the popular Upper East Side sweet shop say they won’t stop agitating until they have a signed union…

Postal Workers Deliver Protest Letters to Staples
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Postal Workers Deliver Protest Letters to Staples

January 10, 2013 By Marc Bussanich  New York, NY—Postal workers with the NY Metro Area Postal Union walked from their union offices to Staples on 35th and 8th Avenue to deliver protest letters to Staples management indicating they aren’t happy with the stationery store hiring what they say are low-wage, non-union workers to work in the…

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