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Coalition Demands Council Pass Living Wage Bill

May 16, 2011By Kismet BarksdaleAt a time when far too many working people struggle to survive, members of a growing citywide movement today demanded living wage jobs for all New Yorkers at a public City Council hearing. At the City Council’s Contracts Committee hearing today, Mayor Bloomberg’s biased and rigged anti living wage study was…

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Mothers Unite Against Walmart

May 8, 2011 By Michael A. Harris On Mother’s Day, mothers from across New York came together to tell Arkansas based Walmart that their store is not welcome in New York City.

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Walmart Advertising is Deceptive

March 3, 2011 By Linda Gomez Describing it as a “deception wrapped in a fraud,” Jack Ahern, president of the New York City Central Labor Council, is denouncing Wal-Mart tactics that seek to destroy the unity of organized labor in New York.

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Respect NYC—Keep it Walmart Free

Matt Ryan, Executive Director of New York Jobs with Justice / Urban Agenda January 28, 2011 If you’ve read the news or opened your mail recently, you’ve probably seen Wal-Mart promising to bring hundreds of new jobs to New York and to boost the local economy. Unfortunately, their rhetoric doesn’t match reality: in communities like…

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RWDSU/UFCW Workers Help Put Food on Neighbors’ Tables

By Harrison Magee November 19, 2010 Over the past weeks, members of RWDSU/UFCW Local 338 collected hundreds of turkeys and hams to help feed families living in need throughout New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. As it does each holiday season, members personally delivered the union’s donations to food banks at Island Harvest, Project…

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Strike Lines Holding in Williamson

By Maggie Astor AUGUST 7 — More than 300 Mott’s workers at a plant in Williamson, N.Y., have been on strike for nearly three months now, and the deadlock shows no signs of abating. Out of 305 workers on strike, only seven have crossed picket lines — a 98 percent retention rate, according to Peter…

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Brooklyn’s NO to Wal-Mart

By Maggie Astor New York Communities for Change and thousands of Brooklyn residents are mobilizing against the opening of a WalMart in the East New York neighborhood. Between 60 and 70 East New York residents rallied in May, and most recently, they gathered in front of City Hall on June 23 with representatives from NYCC,…

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Attorney General Candidate Stands Up for Workers

By Bendix Anderson On Saturday, June 26, District Attorney Kathleen Rice spoke at a rally with striking Mott’s plant workers in Williamson.  Here is a short (under 1 minute) video of her speech produced by RWDSU: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2LyvKx0keA&feature=player_embedded Candidate for New York State Attorney General Kathleen Rice joined the picket line at a Mott’s processing plant…

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