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LaGuardia Airport: 'The Biggest Sweatshop In NYC'

June 25, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Shirley Aldebol jeers "shameful" airlines.

Queens, NY - Imagine putting in 40 hours a week at your job, but still not earning enough to get off of public assistance. Some of the most powerful and influential elected officials in New York State call that situation unacceptable and "un-American" - but that's just life for far too many low-wage workers at New York City airports. 

Grocery Workers Union Say Wegmans is Exacerbating Tale of Two Cities

June 22, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

Brooklyn, NY—In May the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation announced that the grocery supermarket chain Wegmans would be an anchor tenant along Admiral’s Row at the Navy Yard. In response the New York grocery workers union said that decision would lower standards for unionized grocers in Brooklyn and thereby exacerbate the Tale of Two Cities. 

Restaurant Industry Leaders: The Sky Is Falling!

June 17, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

A $15/Hr. minimum wage? Heavens, no! Industry Bigwigs cry.

New York, NY - Despite a nationwide groundswell of popular and political support for a $15 an hour minimum wage — as well as a report from the city comptroller’s office detailing a $10 billion boost to the local economy — New York’s restaurant industry is holding fast to its ongoing mantra of higher menu prices, reduced profits and fewer jobs. 

UFCW reaches tentative agreement with Loblaws

June 17, 2015
By Jack Levine, Canada LaborPress

Toronto, Canda -  Over 28,000 grocery workers at Canadda Loblaws will be gaining a contract. UFCW Canada local unions 1000A, 175 and 633 reached a tentative agreement with Loblaws Supermarkets Ltd. The deal came on June 1 after seven straight days of talks, including a weekend of “marathon” negotiations, the union said.

The Fight For $15: A Win-Win For Workers And The Labor Movement

June 15, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Union-backed workers rally for $15 an hour minimum wage.

New York, NY - The nationwide campaign for a $15 an hour minimum wage is unquestionably a tremendous win for long suffering fast food workers struggling to survive — but it also has the potential of becoming the single biggest victory the Labor Movement has scored in years.  

UFCW Members Will Defeat Right To Work Legislation In Missouri

June 15, 2015
By UFCW Local 655 President Dave Cook, UFCW Local 88 President Steven Straher, UFCW Local 2 President Tom Price

Kansas City, Mo. - On behalf of the 20,000 members of the UFCW in Missouri, we thank Governor Nixon for vetoing a bill designed to silence the voice of workers. Right to work would lower wages and standards across our state and we will continue to fight it tooth and nail until the veto is sustained in September.

Medical Marijuana Provider Reaches Agreement With Local 338, RWDSU/UFCW

June 9, 2015
By. Stephanie West

Long Island, NY - Empire State Compassionate Care, owned and operated by the principals of the largest medical marijuana distributor in New Jersey, has announced it has reached an agreement with Local 338, RWDSU/UFCW. Local 338 will represent medical marijuana workers in New York once the State’s program becomes operational later this year.

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