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The Labor Boycott of Staples Continues

October 21, 2014
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - On Oct. 10th, APWU President Mark Dimondstein called for the resignation of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, saying he is on “a rampage to cut, cut, cut” and has no plan to save the United States Postal Service. According to Politico on October 10th,  37,400 jobs were lost in 2013 and 169,000 jobs could be eliminated by 2022. The destruction of the United States Postal Service is now continuing at a rapid rate continued Dimondstein.

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Cab Drivers Stand Together and Win!

October 14, 2014
By Olivia Sandbothe
Reprinted From: http://www.afscme.org


Chicago, Ill. – In a big win for a new AFSCME local, Chicago Cab Drivers United has reached an agreement with Mayor Rahm Emanuel that would put thousands of dollars back into their pockets and signals a new era in relations with the city.

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Home Care Workers Kick Off Fight for $15

October 16, 2014
By Stephanie West


Washington, DC - Home care workers from coast to coast have  kicked off the Home Care Fight for $15 this past week by confronting candidates at the local, state, and federal levels – to demand that they do whatever it takes to help home care workers win $15 per hour and better rights on the job.

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NLRB Issues Complaint Against Alaris Health

October 13, 2014
By Neal Tepel


The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against Alaris Health. The NLRB alleges that the company violated federal labor law during contract negotiations with 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. The expected trial date is November 18.

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Kroger UFCW Employees Ratify Agreements in Toledo

October 15, 2014
By Stephanie West


Toledo, Ohio - Supermarket employees working at Kroger stores in the Toledo area have ratified new labor agreements with UFCW Local 75. "We are pleased to reach agreements that are good for our associates.

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Working Families NJ Leads Efforts for Earned Sick Days

October 13, 2014
By Stephanie West


Trenton, NJ – Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. (WFUNJ) continues to spearhead efforts across New Jersey for a statewide earned sick days law. Joined by its progressive grassroots partners from across the state, WFUNJ offered testimony in support of the earned sick days bill (A-2354), heard by the Assembly Labor Committee on Thursday October 9th.

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