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Scary Trade Fair Meat Follows Scabs!
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Scary Trade Fair Meat Follows Scabs!

March 19, 2013 Joe Maniscalco The Queens, New York supermarket chain that last week locked out striking meat department workers hoping to return to work, has made good on its promise to “replace”  the embattled employees with scabs – but the decision could end up making its customers sick to their stomachs. (Read More)

Stop & Shop Workers Ratify Contracts
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Stop & Shop Workers Ratify Contracts

March 18, 2013 Labor World by Neal Tepel Washington DC – After several months of challenging bargaining, members of UFCW Locals 328, 371, 919, 1445 and 1459 at Stop & Shop, voted Sunday March 10, 2013 to ratify new three-year contracts. the locals crafted creative solutions that invest resources back into workers’ paychecks and provide…

LaborPress Exclusive! Trade Fair Locks Out Workers!
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LaborPress Exclusive! Trade Fair Locks Out Workers!

March 14, 2013 Joe Maniscalco An unfair labor practice strike against Queens County’s Trade Fair supermarket chain quickly became a lockout on Wednesday afternoon when the manager of the store located at 75-07 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights informed meat department employees and their United Food and Commercial Workers [UFCW]  Local 342 representatives, that the…

Supermarket Showdown!
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Supermarket Showdown!

March 13, 2013 Joe Maniscalco United Food and Commercial Workers [UFCW] representatives negotiating a contract on behalf of meat department workers at Trade Fair supermarkets in Queens County, butted heads with a store manager in the basement of 75-07 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights on Tuesday, as New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm encouraged hard-pressed workers…

Airport Workers Organized By Unite Here
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Airport Workers Organized By Unite Here

March 12, 2013 Diane Cohen, DC LaborPress Bureau Washington DC – UNITE HERE Local 40 Welcomes New Members at Vancouver International Airport. Over 300 Vancouver International Airport concession workers employed by Host have recently joined UNITE HERE Local 40, BC’s hospitality workers union. Starbucks, White Spot, Burger King and retail workers have united with nearly…

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Help Prevent Cancer

March 8, 2013 Charles Hamilton, Funds Administrator Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW is partnering with the American Cancer Society to help researchers learn how to prevent cancer We all want to know we have made a difference in the life of another. This year our community has a unique opportunity to make an impact…

Mayoral Hopefuls Cool to Plan to Lift Up Low-Wage Workers
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Mayoral Hopefuls Cool to Plan to Lift Up Low-Wage Workers

February 14, 2013 Marc Bussanich While the city’s economy has been recuperating from the Great Recession, low-wage workers in the city face enormous difficulties in making ends meet in one of the nation’s most expensive cities. A new report, Workers Rising, reveals policy decisions the next mayoral administration can make to improve conditions and pay…

Worker Advocates Cheer Prez On Minimum Wage Boost
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Worker Advocates Cheer Prez On Minimum Wage Boost

February 13, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco The president's pronouncement that the existing federal minimum wage should be boosted to $9 an hour – and tied to inflation – is heartening both labor groups and grassroots organizations in New York who have long been pushing hard for the much-needed change. (READ MORE)

Win For Sunny Day ‘Washeros’
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Win For Sunny Day ‘Washeros’

February 12, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco It took 13 weeks, but the dozen “washeros” who were fired from the Sunny Day Car Wash in the Bronx after protesting withheld wages, have finally won back their jobs. (Read More)

Don’t Let Walmart Cover Up the Truth!
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Don’t Let Walmart Cover Up the Truth!

February 11, 2013 Colby Harris, OUR Walmart Member Dallas, Texas Walmart is at it again – using intimidation tactics to keep Walmart workers from coming together to speak out for change. Only this time it's worse than usual.

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