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New UFCW Prez: “Labor Must Change or Die!”

March 24, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 
New York, NY—The new leader of the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union told audience members convening for the Jewish Labor Committee’s 44th Human Rights Award Dinner that organized labor must be willing to think and act differently to survive and thrive, or die.


Emergency Blood Drive on March 24th

March 16, 2015
By UFCW Local 1500 Secretary-Treasurer Tony Speelman

Long Island, NY - I'm writing on behalf of the New York Blood Center, who has reached out to our Union again for emergency support. Thankfully we're inching closer to spring after this brutal winter, though the winter has been especially difficult for blood centers across the northeast. 

Justice for Cheated Papa John’s Workers

March 12, 2015
By Stephanie West and Neal Tepel

New York, NY –  Hundreds of Papa John’s employees in Harlem who were cheated out of millions of dollars, can expect some relief now that franchise New Majority Holdings, LLC, and its owner and operator Ronald Johnson, have been ordered to cough up  $2,126,166.34 in owed wages, unreimbursed expenses, liquidated damages, and interest.

Low-Wage Earners Joining Forces To Confront Workplace Injustice

March 6, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Low-wage workers and supporters on the march in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn, NY - This week’s march in support of striking car washeros at the Vegas Auto Spa in Park Slope was notable for more than the arrest of the UFCW leadership and a couple of council members - it also served to demonstrate the kind of solidarity amongst different kinds of low-wage earners that could soon prove to be an unstoppable force in the fight for workplace justice.

UFCW Leaders Arrested In Car Washeros Protest

March 5, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Cops cuff Stuart Appelbaum, along with Councilmen Brad Lander and Carlos Menchaca.

Brooklyn, NY - UFCW International President Marc Perrone, RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum, and five others were arrested on the streets of Downtown, Brooklyn this week, in support of a group of striking car wash workers alleging their boss owes them more $600,000 in unpaid wages and other damages. 

McDonald's Turns Stomachs In Latin America And Europe

February 27, 2015

Widespread and sustained worker protests decrying unlivable low wages, as well as ugly allegations of racist management, have already cast significant tarnish on the “Golden Arches”  here at home in the United States. Now, however, it appears as though many in South America and Europe, too, are getting fed up with McDonald’s and its business practices.

Tipped Workers Get Raise; Fight To End Sub-Minimum Wage Continues

February 25, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Despite a pay raise, the fight to scrap the sub-minimum wage continues.

New York, NY - Tipped workers across the state have just moved a little bit closer to workplacjustice, according to advocates fighting hard to join seven other states around the nation that have already scrapped sub-minimum wages.

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