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Verizon Workers Say They'll Strike; Company Jeers

July 27, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco 

Verizon workers say they will strike for a good contract.

New York, NY - Angry Verizon workers fed up with what they see as a callous spate of retrogressive contract demands that threaten middle-class jobs, rallied on the streets of lower Manhattan this weekend in a raucous demonstration the communications giant was quick to dismiss as a "useless distraction."

Fight for $15 Continues in America’s Heartland

July 24, 2015
By Osmara Ortiz, a Burger King employee from Kansas City, MO

The following statement is by Osmara Ortiz, a Burger King employee from Kansas City, MO on the Kansas City Council’s vote to raise the city’s minimum wage to $13. Ortiz is paid $8.30 an hour at Burger King.

Kansas City, Mo - “Because fast-food workers in Kansas City joined together and spoke out for change, tens of thousands of workers in America’s heartland will see an increase in pay. This raise wouldn’t have happened without the city’s brave fast-food workers standing up, going on strike and demanding $15 an hour.

Let’s Fix Overtime!

July 24, 2015

Washington DC - At the UFCW, we believe that if you do the work, you deserve to be compensated. Unfortunately, not everyone has a voice on the job, and every day, millions of Americans work more than 40 hours per week with no pay. That’s because the salary threshold for overtime pay has been raised only once since 1975.

UNITE HERE Files Labor Charges Against Hawaii Hote

July 23, 2015
Compiled By Steve Wishinia and Neal Tepel

UNITE HERE Local 5 has filed three new unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board against the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel in Honolulu, alleging that it illegally retaliated against three workers who were trying to form a union.

Fight For $15: Just Getting Started

July 23, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

The Fight for $15 is only getting started.

New York, NY - The cresting wave of worker energy demanding a $15 an hour minimum wagfor fast food workers broke on the streets of New York City on Wednesday afternoon when Governor Andrew Cuomo's specially convened Wage Board came out in support of the landmark pay raise. But while the decision to hike the minimum wage to $15 an hour applies exclusively to one industry, low-wage advocates across all sectors say there is no way the force of change will be contained.

UFCW Statement on A&P Bankruptcy Filing

July 23, 2015
The following is a statement from the UFCW International regarding A&P’s Chapter 11 filing, sale of stores as well as the closing of stores
Montvale, N.J. — The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, the largest private sector union in the nation, released the following statement regarding A&P’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.

UFCW 102 Restaurant Workers Achieve First Contract

July 21, 2015
By Jim Smith, LaborPress Canada

Toronto, Canada – UFCW Canada Local 102 members working at Toula Restaurant in Toronto have achieved their first collective agreement. Toula Restaurant is located on the top floor of Toronto's Westin Harbour Castle hotel.

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