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We’re Winning Raises Across the Country

August 31, 2015
By Jeanina Jenkins

St. Louis, MO. - When fast-food workers first started standing up and demanding $15, people told us we had no shot. But because we stuck together, we’re winning raises across the country and right here in St. Louis.

Google Express Workers Vote to Join Teamsters

August 26, 2015
By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

About 150 Google Express workers in Palo Alto, California have voted to join Teamsters Local 853, the union announced Aug. 21. But the announcement came the day after the online shopping-delivery service said it plans to close the delivery hub where they work, as well as one in San Francisco.

Axed WeWork Cleaners Rally For Their Jobs

August 25, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Axed WeWork cleaners arrive at the company's doorstep.

New York, New York — About 50 fired WeWork contract cleaners marched on the company’s W. 18th Street headquarters on Monday night, denouncing the terminations and calling on the multi-billion dollar co-working company to hire back those left jobless.

Cheated Workers In The Bronx Urged To Fight Back

August 24, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Fired workers join with elected officials and city agency representatives.

Bronx, NY - Advocates for a group of fired restaurant workers terminated after protesting ongoing wage theft at a popular Bronx eatery, say that the outrageous workplace abuses they experienced extend far beyond a single establishment — and they want others facing similar abuses to know that they have the power to fight back.

Latino Cleaners Say WeWork's English Language Requirement Is Union-Busting

August 12, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Latino workers, including Nestor Melgar and Yolanda Portillo, are fighting for their jobs at WeWork locations.

New York, NY - Office cleaners who have spent months fighting for better wages and benefits at WeWork co-working locations throughout the city, will instead be out of a job in a few weeks — and the predominately Latino workforce says it's all because they agitated for the right to unionize. 

The Fight for $15 Continues

August 5, 2015
By Neal Tepel

One week after New York’s fast-food workers won an historic victory for $15/hour, attention has turned to raising wages for other underpaid workers in New York and nationwide. The fight has turned to those working in the homecare and childcare industries. The U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has called for a $15 an hour federal minimum wage. “I’m for $15 per hour,” she said. The Hill said that $15 is, “a  benchmark that’s quickly catching on with the Democratic party’s liberal base.”

BCTGM: Mondelez Turns its Back on American Workers

August 3, 2015
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

Kensington, Md - Mondelēz International has chosen to make a $130 million capital investment in new production lines at its Salinas, Mexico plant rather than in the company's Chicago bakery. This is yet another example of this $35 billion multinational corporation's callous disregard for the City of Chicago and the hardworking, tax paying local men and women who for decades have loyally produced the high-quality, iconic baked goods that made this company so financially successful.

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