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Durazo to Lead Hotel Workers on Immigration/Civil Rights

October 31, 2014
By Stephanie West

Los Angeles, CA – Maria Elena Durazo, recognized as one of the most influential labor leaders in the nation, will resign her position as the leader of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO to become a national officer of UNITE HERE, the hotel, casino and food service workers’ union. Durazo will serve as General Vice President on Immigration, Civil Rights and Diversity for the union.

Canada's Legislation Strips Agriculture Workers of Human Rights

October 30, 2014
By Stephanie West

Toronto, Ontario - UFCW Canada expresses shock and dismay with Quebec's Liberal government for ramming through legislation that has the potential to strip many agriculture workers of their basic human rights. The government has passed into law Bill 8, which will effectively deny workers in small agriculture operations the right to unionize and bargain collectively.

Professor Power! Educators Sock It To Anti-Union Retailer

October 29, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco

Art professors prepare to present their petition.

New York, NY - Low-paid workers at the Utrecht Art Supplies store near Union Square got a big boost in their 8-month-old contract fight with the largest art supplier in the country on Tuesday, when a group of supportive professors marched into the East 13th Street store and served management with a petition calling on the Blick conglomerate to stop stalling, and improve employee working conditions now. 

Fast-Food Workers’ Fight for $15 Update

October 28, 2014
By Stephanie West

Washington DC - Labor Secretary Tom Perez spoke bluntly last week about the country’s lagging efforts to address the crisis of low-wage work – when asked how the U.S. compares to other advanced economies in raising pay for workers, Perez stated, “I mean, we suck. We really do.”

'End the Sub-Minimum Wage; End Sexual Harassment'

October 22, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco

Tipped workers lead march to end sub-minimum wage.

New York, NY - If the governor's Wage Board soon decides to recommend scrapping New York’s sub-minimum wage for tipped workers, policy makers will have acknowledged that the antiquated system not only keeps workers in poverty - it also subjects mothers, daughters, sisters, wives and girlfriends to sexual harassment on the job, and must stop. 

Papa John's Underpayed Delivery Workers

October 21, 2014
By Stephanie West

New York, NY – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court against Papa John’s pizza franchisee New Majority Holdings, LLC and its owner, Ronald Johnson, for significantly underpaying delivery workers in violation of State Labor Law. 

CWA Rallies for E-ZPass Contract with Xerox

October 20, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

Staten Island, NY—Working conditions at the E-ZPass facility have been going from bad to worse as customer service representatives rallied here over the weekend to build support for a new contract with Xerox.

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